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His sentimentality has been found by many critics as offensive as his indecency ;
along with his humour , it is part and parcel of his way of interpreting life , and the
three cannot really be divorced from one another . For Sterne ' s mind is like a ...
Peter ' s innocence , which is the outcome not at all of stupidity but of a truly
touching trust , is beautifully rendered . He is probably the first convincing boy in
our fiction ; and much of the humour of the book lies in the contrast between the
called the serenity of the fulfilled ; and in her writing her twin qualities of
compassion and humour appear as aspects of her serenity . This is most
apparent in her most successful works , Cranford ( 1853 ) and Wives and
Daughters ( 1864 – 6 ) .
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The Eighteenth Century
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