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But it brought in things that were not so fine , things Scott knew nothing about and
cared less . It made him set at the centre of his fictions the romantic hero and the
romantic heroine . It is the fate of the romantic hero to be colourless , and ...
It is silly to blame Hardy for the emphasis he places on coincidence ; simply , he
believed in coincidence . To take an example from The Return of the Native : it is
part of the conspiracy of things against the exceptional man that Clym ' s mother ...
They merely observed in passing that there was no such thing as splendour or
heroism in the world . After the ... For , as if things were going too far , Beethoven
took hold of the goblins and made them do what he wanted . He appeared in ...
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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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