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A Most Perfect Gentleman

John Kekes

in Enjoyment

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780199546923
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720109 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546923.003.0008
 A Most Perfect Gentleman

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This chapter is about integrity as an admirable style of life. It is exemplified by Trollope's Madame Max Goesler. Her attitude is to be true to herself, even when it is tempting or hard to be otherwise. Her manner is tactful and her project is to enjoy life with the man she loves. Reflection of her literary portrait makes it possible to understand the formative significance of some of her choices and actions. It also stands as an example of an enjoyable life that others may wish to adapt to their own lives.

Keywords: integrity; tact; love; Trollope; significance; admirable style of life; Madame Max Goesler

Chapter.  7634 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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