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It is , to put it at its mildest , implausible ; yet Mrs Behn sustains our interest in her
hero in spite of his incredibility . She does so partly because of the impassioned
speech she puts into his mouth , speeches traditional enough in heroic drama ...
Lord Colambre and Grace Nugent , the hero and heroine , are to the point here .
Colambre is a very passable attempt at a hero , for after Fielding and until we
come to Meredith the great English novelists generally fail with their heroes .
... something profoundly new in fiction , but he was hamstrung all the time as a
novelist by using old methods . He took over the old complex plot of the
eighteenth - century novelists , with its young hero on whom the thread of action
is hung and ...
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