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It , means that in the last analysis we respond to the later novels as to great
poems, for their effect is that of poetry, the poetry, as David • Cecil has suggested,
of the late Elizabethan drama, the plays of Webster ' and Ford and Tourneur.
But The Warden is merely the gateway to Barsetshire, and his full powers are not
seen until later in the series. The note of these early books, of Barchester Towers,
for instance, is an easy humour, and there is always the suspicion that the ...
LATER. VICTORIANS. GEORGE ELIOT'S first novel, Adam Bede, was published
in 1859. She has been described as the first modern English novelist. Put thus
baldly, the statement begs too many questions to have much meaning. Yet it is
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The Eighteenth Century
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