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The Early Victorians THACKERAY was born in 1811 , Dickens in 1812 , Trollope
in 1815 , Charlotte Brontė in 1816 , Emily Brontė in 1818 , George Eliot in 1819 .
Mrs Gaskell had been born in 1810 , and lesser novelists born in the Regency ...
Nineteenth - century Russian fiction , then , has a sweep and range of subject ,
an audacity of inquiry , that we do not find in early Victorian fiction . Like the
French , though at a later date , it was to have a profound effect on the English
So that very early on in Dickens criticism , at any rate from the time of Bagehot ' s
essay , the later , darker manifestations of Dickens ' s genius began to be
deplored . Chesterton regretted them , and Hesketh Pearson , in his popular
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The Eighteenth Century
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