By Walter E. Houghton
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Thousands have learn Larry McMurtry's novel, notwithstanding few conciously comprehend the delicate underlying issues that charachterize his fiction. Roger Walton Jones examines McMurtry's lifelong curiosity in Victorian authors and their effect on his novels. Emphasizing the commonsense of dislacement McMurtry shared with the Victorians, Jones identifies 3 Victoria subject matters wherein McMurtry reconciles the reader to adventure and offers his artwork a non secular functionality: the individual's significance to society; the clash among civilization and nature in an business age; and the try and discover a foundation for spirituality in a global with no God or religion in prepared faith.
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The Victorian Frame of Mind, 1830-1870 (Yale Paperbound, Y-99) by Walter E. Houghton