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OG_VPR # 24-25 In November 1753, the British author Sarah Fi

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OG_VPR # 24-25 In November 1753, the British author Sarah Fi [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2016, 07:21
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In November 1753, the British author Sarah Fielding accepted half the payment for her novel The Cry and asked that the other half, when due, go to her “or to whomsoever I shall appoint,” perhaps indicating that the remaining share was intended for someone else. Indeed, many think that the novel was a collaborative venture between Fielding and Jane Collier. This particular collaboration was likely enough, as the two were close friends with common interests. They wrote jointly authored letters, were both published authors with a lively interest in each other’s work, and were enthusiastic supporters of didacticism and innovation in fiction—central concerns of The Cry. However, contemporaries ascribed the work solely to Fielding, and there is nothing in the novel that is incompatible with Fielding’s other writings.
For the following question, consider each of the choices separately and select all that apply.

The passage presents which of the following as evidence in favor of Fielding and Collier’s having collaborated in writing The Cry?

  • Their friendship
  • Their joint authorship of correspondence
  • Their approach to fiction

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
A/B/C


It can be inferred that the author of the passage would agree with which of the following claims about The Cry?

A) It develops themes commonly found in published works.
B) It reflects an interest in the purposes to which fiction may be put.
C) It contains elements that are incompatible with any of Collier’s solo writings.
D) It shows that the extent of Collier and Fielding’s shared interests was not as wide as is generally thought.
E) Parts of it were written jointly by Fielding and Collier.

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B



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Re: OG_VPR # 24-25 In November 1753, the British author Sarah Fi [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2016, 07:24
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24) All three choices are correct. The question asks what is offered as evidence of the joint authorship of The Cry. Choice A is correct: the passage states that Fielding and Collier “were close friends.” Choice B is correct: the passage states that Fielding and Collier “wrote jointly
authored letters.” Choice C is correct: the passage states that Fielding and Collier were both “enthusiastic supporters of didacticism and innovation in fiction.”

25) The passage states that The Cry’s “central concerns” are “didacticism and innovation in fiction,” so Choice B is correct. The passage does not discuss how
popular the novel’s themes are (Choice A), whether the writing is compatible with Collier’s (Choice C), or what the novel shows about the extent of Collier and Fielding’s joint interests (Choice D). Finally, Choice E is incorrect, as the author of the passage never takes a stand on whether the novel was written by Fielding alone or in collaboration with Collier.
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Re: OG_VPR # 24-25 In November 1753, the British author Sarah Fi [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2017, 12:04
The passage claims that Fielding and Collier were friends with common interests. I think, it does not mean that they are friends or have a friendship. For instance, I can have a friend with common interests but he can not be my friend, he just can share my interests. Therefore, I disregarded the answer A in the first question.
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