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... or a film , in a continuous present , always at the cutting edge of the character '
s suffering , analysing , experiencing mind . ... in the rendering of character in
itself than we find in almost any English fiction until we approach the present age
Until the middle of the seventeenth century men had scarcely distinguished
between the present and the past . Then , with the beginning of the eighteenth
century , the past , the great ages of Greece and Rome always excepted as
peaks of ...
When the reaction against the age set in , among intellectuals in the nineties ,
among the general public in the first twenty years of the present century , the
Victorians were commonly charged with smugness , complacency , hypocrisy ,
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The Eighteenth Century
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