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    The Curates

    I've just started reading Charlotte Bronte's SHIRLEY, and I'm enjoying it very much; and I must say: aren't those 3 Curates: who are described at the start of the story: such obnoxious Nit-Wits!

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    I have not read it, but I listened to someone say that Elizabeth Gaskell's biography mentions the three real-life curates the characters were based on. I think they were a bit annoyed at first, but then started referring to each other by their fictional names.
    According to Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence once said that Balzac was 'a gigantic dwarf', and in a sense the same is true of Dickens.
    Charles Dickens, by George Orwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev67 View Post
    I have not read it, but I listened to someone say that Elizabeth Gaskell's biography mentions the three real-life curates the characters were based on. I think they were a bit annoyed at first, but then started referring to each other by their fictional names.
    Hi kev67,

    Thanks for this information; I certainly wasn't aware of all of this!

    Kindest Regards,
    Douglas

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