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This book, then, which has been written ver a period of years spent also in
reviewing contemporary fiction and nriting fiction of my own, is primarily an
account of what the history f the novel in England looks like to someone who
follows the craft ...
'It was part of the felicity of the fifties to possess a literature which was at once
topical, contemporary, and classic,' G. M. Young has written; 'to meet the
Immortals in the street, and to read them with added zest for the encounter.' The
The truth of the great novelists is different from and more personal, certainly, than
that of the contemporary 'scientific' historian. But in any case a meticulous fidelity
to life is of its essence. To ask it to falsify nature would be to destroy it. This law ...
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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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