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That he gets by is shown by our horror at his behaviour towards Grace Nugent ,
whom he loves , his renunciation of her when he believes he has discovered that
she is illegitimate and therefore , as he theorizes , that she must have inherited ...
and a fairly rigid code of behaviour , a code of behaviour plainly
incomprehensible to many modern readers . Why , for instance , was it so wrong
for the young Bertrams to perform a play in their father ' s absence ? To answer
the question ...
Here , it seems to me , Dickens is much truer to the facts of human behaviour than
we are generally prepared to admit , truer at a deeper level than , say , Thackeray
or Trollope , with all their greater success in rendering the everyday ...
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Remember when literary critics read books and wrote about them? No? Well, I do now. He got a few things wrong - what did these people ever see in H.G. Wells? In Meredith? That they should be put next ... Read full review
The Eighteenth Century
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