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Which of the following statements offers the best definition of a novel of manners ?

A. A novel that attacks the lower classes

B. A novel set in Europe in the 18th century

C. A novel that explores the behavior and values of a particular class of people

D. A novel that explores class conflict

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In “Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays”, what does William Hazlitt mean when he states the following: “We do not like to see our author’s plays acted, and least of all, ’Hamlet’. There is no play that suffers so much in being transferred to the stage” ?

A. Hamlet cannot be staged properly because of the complexity of the play’s use of language.

B. Hamlet is not relevant to the Romantic age.

C. The role of Hamlet cannot be properly played by any actor.

D. Hamlet is a work that was written to be read, not performed.