Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996
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Stewart examines the role of literature in the novel, especially in relation to Sylvia's awareness of the world in which she lives. The similar themes of Rousseau, Saint-Pierre and Shakespeare (all of which Sylvia reads) are discussed and their effect on the meaning of His Natural Life is assessed.


  • Includes reference to the influence of Emile by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Paul and Virginia by Bernadin de Saint-Pierrre and Sermons by Hugh Blair on Marcus Clarke.

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