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human in her perfections , can ever become a tragic heroine ; yet she does , for it
is not her virtue as such , but her sufferings and her intransigence under suffering
, that make her human . She comes to life as a tragic heroine precisely at the ...
Fielding , it has become a cliché of criticism , was ' a man ' s man ' , and his
heroines are the women of a man ' s man . ... She is in the tradition of the
Shakespearean heroine , seen as a being at once inferior and superior to the
male of the ...
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 .
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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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