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Faced with so formidable a literary innovator as Richardson, scholars have
naturally sought to estimate his indebtedness to other writers. They have not
found the task easy. Did he owe anything to the novel La Vie de Marianne, by the
Yet Tristram Shandy is a novel and nothing else but a novel for all that it has
never been found easy to pigeon-hole ; a fact which should put us on our guard
against interpreting the novel as a literary form too narrowly. To summarize the
plot is ...
the ruling class, and she is the first of a long line of Anglo-Irish . novelists who
have exploited the humours of the Irish peasantry and its relation to the big house
: Lover, Lever, Somerville and Ross were her literary descendants. But her ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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