The English Novel: A Short Critical History

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Phoenix House, 1954 - English fiction - 359 pages
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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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A relatively short, lively-written survey of the history of the English novel by an actual novelist not an academic. Walter Allen loves his subject. Read full review


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