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“Written in Imitation of the Manner of Cervantes, Author of Don Quixote', says the
title-page of the novel, an important piece of information often omitted from
modern editions. The Quixote figure is Adams, but the structure of the book also ...
The year 1890, however, is a date of the first importance in the history of English
fiction, indeed of world fiction, for in that ... still hold , good: 'Whereas Jane Austen
was so much the better novelist Maria Edgeworth may be the more important.
And, like an ardently held religious belief, it made every action of her characters
important. ... In consequence, the characters themselves achieve a new
importance in her novels, almost as though their - eternal well-being is constantly
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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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