The passage supplies information to suggest that its author would be most likely to agree with which of the following statements about the novelists Flaubert and James? A. They indulged more impulses in their novels than did Hardy in his novels. B. They have elicited a greater degree of favorable response from most literary critics than has Hardy. C. In the writing of their novels, they often took pains to effect a compromise among their various novelistic impulses. D. Regarding novelistic construction, they cared more about the opinions of other novelists than about the opinions of ordinary readers. E. They wrote novels in which the impulse toward realism and the impulse away from realism were evident in equal measure.