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When he comes out with such a magnif1cently comic phrase as 'Since I called
upon you that evening when you were, as I may say, floating your powerful mind
in tea,' we feel that the current of satire, of moral indignation, has been inhibited ...
But the characters of the novel belong to Lever rather than to Thackeray, and
almost all the characters and properties Lever took over from the eighteenth-
century novel are there : the garrison of comic officers, the comic doctors, the
The characterization is as sketchy as it could be: Cavor, with his cricket cap — a
headgear, if popular literature is any guide, considered tremendously funny in
late Victorian and Edwardian England — is the scientist of the comic papers ...
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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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