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And this was not implausible, for if the characters of the heroic drama were never
met with in London streets, at least they were very familiar to London playgoers.
Oroonoko was, in fact, a cunning adaptation of romance as Congreve describes ...
In London he is cozened and cheated by a succession of rogues, tries to enter
the Navy as a surgeon's mate but, despite his professional qualifications, finds
that entry into the service depends upon the bribing of Admiralty clerks. He
The story, such as it is, is a conventional eighteenth-century one: Harley's
adventures in London and on the road to and from London. It is a record of
disillusionment. As a man of feeling, Harley accepts expressions of feeling on the
part of ...
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Remember when literary critics read books and wrote about them? No? Well, I do now. He got a few things wrong - what did these people ever see in H.G. Wells? In Meredith? That they should be put next ... Read full review
The Eighteenth Century
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