Mrs. Lynn Linton is of the rebellious school . . . and prone to see nothing but problems and difficulties in life, whether in the, case of the unappreciated daughter or wife, or in other and more complicated religious or social matters. Conflicts of both kinds are apt to form the groundwork of her novels. One of these, however, "Joshua Davidson," which aroused a good deal of interest in its time, is occupied with the attempt to represent the life of Jesus Christ under modern conditions, an attempt which must always strike the general reader somewhat profane as well as singulariy futile. — Mrs. Oliphant, The Victorian Age in Literature (1892)

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