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Flaubert's aims, it is true, were not those of Dostoevsky or Tolstoy; yet in spite of
the genuineness of his affinity with Dickens, Dostoevsky, with his tremendous
subject-matter of man in relation to God, is plainly using the novel with a depth of
When he wrote his 'Humble Remonstrance' Stevenson was opposed to realism
as it found expression in the practice of Zola. “The root of the whole matter', he
said, 'is that a novel is not a transcript of life, to be judged by its exactitude; but a ...
4 Mark Rutherford, whose real name was William Hale White (1831–1913), and
George Gissing (1857–1903) are associated in the mind partly by some similarity
in their subject-matter but more by the kinship of their attitudes to life. Both were ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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