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But perhaps the simplest test of Thackeray's comparative failure as a novelist is
merely to turn from Vanity Fair, Esmond, and The Newcomes to Adam Bede, The
Mill on the Floss, and Middlemarch. George Eliot was a much more severe ...
But, except in Middlemarch, this intensified vision of a personal nemesis received
, in terms of her novels judged as wholes, flawed expression. Her last book,
Daniel Deronda, succeeds and fails in much the same way as Felix Hotrj^nd for ...
ambitious, indeed he has setded in Middlemarch because of his ambition : He
went to study in Paris with the determination that when he came home again he
would setde in some provincial town as a general practitioner, and resist the ...
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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
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