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'This', he is saying, 'is life as I have known it'; and he comments on the action and
characte£s_js ,he_gQes_JaIong, ma_kes a generalization, and illustrates it with
a brilliant_scene, a passage of dialogue, which always takes the action a little ...
As we begin to read the novel jjne action is already approaching its end, poised
on jthe.edgg of climax*, We first see Heathcliff through the eyes of the narrator Mr
Lockwopd, the outsider from the south who has rented Thrushcross Park from ...
In that it succeeds superbly, and it does so because of the precision and intensity
with which action, character, and scene are rendered and the way in which
everything in the novel is subordinated to their realization. As a result, Kidnapped
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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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