|Shu:||So what do you consider to be the quintessential Victorian novel?|
|Juanita:||I thought we just decided there is no such thing as 'a Victorian novel'.|
|Shu:||Please consider it a convenient fiction rather than a hard fact.|
|Juanita:||Is any meaningful discussion is possible? Well, for the sake of good sport I shall consent to this fantasy.
I suppose most people would answer something like Wuthering Heights or David Copperfield and
a few might refer to Bram Stoker's Dracula. Personally, though, I prefer Trollope's The Way We Live Now (1875).
|Shu:||Haven't you forgotten Eliott?|
|Juanita:||Forgotten – no. I simply find her tedious.|
|Shu:||No doubt others will say the same about us.|