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But the exploration of emotion and moral impulse was not Miss Burney ' s major
interest ; her heroine , for all her sharpness of wits and merciless eye for
observation , is a conventional enough young woman ; a young woman moving ...
It is a young man ' s novel , bright , smart , insolent . It owed something perhaps to
Disraeli ' s Vivian Grey , which had been published the year before . Pelham ,
who tells his story in the first person , is a young aristocrat ambitious for political ...
paragingly , “ Young England ' . Since their movement came to nothing it now
seems pretty silly ; a modern historian has described it as ' an ephemeral hotch -
potch of bogus maypoles and real vested interests ' . In fact , ' Young England '
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The Eighteenth Century
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