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# John Cleland, best known for his novel Fanny Hill, is

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John Cleland, best known for his novel Fanny Hill, is [#permalink]

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John Cleland, best known for his novel Fanny Hill, is becoming the Vivaldi of the eighteenth century literature in that his cult is promoted by people who do not much care for the period as a whole and who cheerfully ignore the work of its greatest masters

It can be inferred that the author of the passage believes which of the following?

(A) Cleland was more esteemed as a writer in his own time that he is in ours
(B) Few people know much about the period in which Cleland wrote
(C) Most eighteenth century novels deserve more attention that Fanny Hill
(D) The cult of Vivaldi has developed more recently that that of Cleland
(E) Vivaldi was not one of the greatest artists of his time

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20 Jul 2004, 06:04
I think it is C.
A - opposite to what the author thinks
B - Not supported by the passage
D - Not supported by the passage
E - Not supported by the passage

OA pls

OlegC wrote:
John Cleland, best known for his novel Fanny Hill, is becoming the Vivaldi of the eighteenth century literature in that his cult is promoted by people who do not much care for the period as a whole and who cheerfully ignore the work of its greatest masters

It can be inferred that the author of the passage believes which of the following?

(A) Cleland was more esteemed as a writer in his own time that he is in ours
(B) Few people know much about the period in which Cleland wrote
(C) Most eighteenth century novels deserve more attention that Fanny Hill
(D) The cult of Vivaldi has developed more recently that that of Cleland
(E) Vivaldi was not one of the greatest artists of his time

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20 Jul 2004, 06:18
OlegC wrote:
... who cheerfully ignore the work of its greatest masters

What is meant in the argument is that the greatest 'author/creator' (and not the book/creation) of the time was forgotten. Hence C cannot be the answer because C mentions that there were other novels that were better than Fanny Hill.

I think the ans is E.
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20 Jul 2004, 08:48

What I understood from argument is.
Cleland is becoming Vivaldi of 18th century
Vivaldi and Cleland were both from same period(As these people have not taken period as whole)(This is what I inferred). Cleland is now promoted by people who have not taken the period as a whole into consideration and these people have ignored the greatest artist of that period.
So in nut shell

(A) is opposite to what argument says.
(B) Out of scope.
(C) Again Out of scope.
(D) Contradiction (If my inferrence is correct)
(E) Again a contradiction (If my inference is correct)

Would appreciate if someone can explain the OA.

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20 Jul 2004, 09:00
think, it is E.

premise says "...promoted ...who ignores great master", this suggests that Cleland was not a great master.

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20 Jul 2004, 09:09
1 min 30 s and E.

See, nothing mentions A,D & E. C is not correct 'cause the stem implies that Fanny Hill isn't the greatest but it doesn't mean Most eighteenth century novels deserve more attention than Fanny Hill.
E is implied by the stem
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20 Jul 2004, 12:19
D?

They do not care about "that" period and about the great masters of that period. which implies to me that the cult period is more recent.

If others are great doesn't imply from the passage that Cleland was not great.

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20 Jul 2004, 18:38
Bhai wrote:
D?

They do not care about "that" period and about the great masters of that period. which implies to me that the cult period is more recent.

If others are great doesn't imply from the passage that Cleland was not great.

Bhai the stem says "his cult is promoted by people who do not much care for the period as a whole and who cheerfully ignore the work of its greatest masters". It means those people don't have comprehensive view of the period. They "ignore the work of its greatest master" but they promote John Cleland's, it implies that John Cleland isn't among the greatest. Hope it's clear enough.
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20 Jul 2004, 21:56
I think it's E

B- no mention of people.

It's either C or E. Problem with C is that it's too strong. It could be possible inspite of being a bad artist, Cleland wrote a masterpiece.
So, E.

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21 Jul 2004, 01:22
OA is E

Here are my explanations. The author says "his [John Cleland's] cult is promoted by people who cheerfully ignore the work the greatest masters of the 18th century". Clearly, the author implies that John Cleland WAS NOT among the greatest masters of the 18th century

Also, the author compares John Cleland's cult to that of Vivaldi, so we can conclude that the author believes that Vivaldi was not among the greatest of his time either

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21 Jul 2004, 02:40
Still not very satisfied with the reasoning given for (E).

How can you say "Also, the author compares John Cleland's cult to that of Vivaldi, so we can conclude that the author believes that Vivaldi was not among the greatest of his time either"
Though it is mentioned in the argument that "they ignore the work of a famous artist", that doesn't mean the people have forgotten the work. They just ignored it, and IMO it can be very well inferred that "people compared the work of Vivaldi and Cleland, and they ignored the work of greatest artist[vivaldi] of that time"

Bit confused here, any suggestions?

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21 Jul 2004, 03:21
bit late here but agree E is coorect.

Negation: if Vivaldi is the greatest master (or one of the greatest at least), then stem would be worng to say he is promoted by ppl who ignored the greatest masters (as he was one of them).
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