About this book
In the first part of the book Page surveys some of the major criticism of the novel. He looks at approaches such as feminist and Marxist ones, considers questions of tone, whether or not conclusion is satisfying, and discusses negative comments made about several major characters. His own interpretation is given in the second half, where he looks at such strengths as personal relations, Beethoven, old houses and the beauty of nature, and finally at such key ideas as 'only connect'.
feminism interpret Marx nature novel style