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The reader who comes to Fielding's fiction with some acquaintance already with
the nineteenth-century novel may sometimes feel that he has read it before. In a
sense he has. Fielding is the great original in English fiction, and, one way and ...
The nonsense which the eighteenth century required was some escape from its
own oppressive rationalism. Sensibility, which could find pleasure in the nicety
and correctness. of its feelings in the presence of human suffering or moral ...
... the novels of Ronald Firbank in the twentieth century. Much more important
than the discovery of a fictitious East, the falsity of which could always be
exposed by actual acquaintance with the reality of the East, was the rediscovery
of the past, ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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