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...ed that Jocelyn is going to marry her daughter but Avice elopes with her lover so that she avoids marrying this old man. Jocelyn finally meets Marcia Bencombe again and they agree to get married.
Although A Laodicean and The Well-Beloved have love and romance as central ideas, it can be claimed that they are thematically distinct from the love and romance texts in Group A. The two novels are more concerned with the Victorian transition from the medieval or pre-modern world to the modern (Harvey, 2003). In other words, love and romance are associated with modern social realism. On another hand, the idea that the texts of this cluster are grouped together is that they share a distinctive set of terms such as architect, husband, woman, grass, camp, door, wife, dance, room, hall, wall, estate, grave, and lover that suggests architecture and romance as central ideas.
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