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" Whether it is right or advisable to create beings like Heathcliff, I do not know: I scarcely think it is. But this I know: the writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master - something that, at times, strangely... "
The Living Age ... - Page 143
1851
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Poets and Novelists: A Series of Literary Studies

George Barnett Smith - Authors, American - 1875 - 422 pages
...Currer Bell scarcely thought the creation of such beings justifiable, but she goes on to say that ' the writer who possesses the creative gift owns something...that, at times, strangely wills and works for itself.' We are afraid that if this opinion were pushed to its logical issues it would be found incapable of...
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Two Great Englishwomen, Mrs. Browning & Charlott Brontė: With an Essay on ...

Peter Bayne - English poetry - 1881 - 340 pages
...Wuthering Heights. " Whether," she says, " it is right or advisable to create beings like Heathcliff, I do not know : I scarcely think it is. But this I...years lie in subjection ; and then, haply without any warning of revolt, there comes a time when it will no longer consent to ' harrow the valleys, or be...
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Wuthering Heights

Emily Brontė - 1889 - 462 pages
...demon life—a Ghoul—an Afreet. Whether it is right or advisable to create beings like Heathcliff, I do not know: I scarcely think it is. But this I...creative gift owns something of which he is not always master—something that, at times, strangely wills and works for itself. He may lay down rules and...
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Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontė, and Agnes Grey, by Anne Brontė

Charlotte Brontė - Authors, English - 1893
...life — a Ghoul — an Afreet. Whether it is right or advisable to create beings like Heathcliff, I do not know : I scarcely think it is. But this I...years lie in subjection ; and then, haply without any warning of revolt, there comes a time when it will no longer consent to " harrow the valleys, or be...
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The Works of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontė, Volume 9

Charlotte Brontė - English literature - 1896
...life — a Ghoul — an Afreet. Whether it is right or advisable to create beings like Heathcliff, I do not know : I scarcely think it is. But this I...years lie in subjection ; and then, haply without any warning of revolt, there comes a time when it will no longer consent to " harrow the valleys, or be...
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The Westminster Review, Volume 160

1903
...God, bloweth where it listeth. That which Charlotte Bronte herBelf has told us is perfectly true. " The writer who possesses the creative gift owns something...that, at times, strangely wills and works for itself." Scarcely any scene in fiction surpasses in tragic power that in which Jane, straggling with herself,...
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Novels of the Sisters Brontė: Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontė

Charlotte Brontė - 1905
...demon life — a ghoul — an Afreet. Whether it is right or advisable to create beings like Heathcliff I do not know ; I scarcely think it is. But this I know ; the writer who possesses the L creative gift owns something of which he is not always master — something that, at times, strangely...
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An Anthology of Modern English Prose (1741 to 1892)

Annie Barnett, Lucy Dale - English literature - 1911 - 450 pages
...faithfully close to the giant's feet. Whether it is right or advisable to create beings like Heathcliff I do not know ; I scarcely think it is. But this I...creative gift owns something of which he is not always master—something that, at times, strangely works and wills for itself. He may.lay down rules and...
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Emily Brontė: Wuthering Heights

U. C. Knoepflmacher - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 131 pages
...Edition of Wuthering Heights": "Whether it is right or advisable to create beings like Heathcliff, I do not know: I scarcely think it is. But this I...creative gift owns something of which he is not always a master - something that strangely wills and works for itself." The sister whom Charlotte here masculinizes...
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Emily Brontė

Lyn Pykett - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 147 pages
...theory of creativity in which the literary work comes unbidden to the possessor of the creative gift. [T]he writer who possesses the creative gift owns something of which he is not always master . . . He may lay down rules and devise principles, and to rules and principles it will perhaps for...
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