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They may indeed be at odds with the novelist's avowed intentions . Novelists
have given many reasons for writing novels : Richardson believed he did so to
inculcate right conduct , Fielding to reform the manners of the age , Dickens to
Every novelist , then , gives us in his novels his own personal , idiosyncratic
vision of the world . The vision is acted out by images oft men and women . It is ,
so to speak , populated ; and this is why we may quite legitimately talk about a ...
As a novelist Disraeli's limitations were many and obvious . His strength lay in his
specialized knowledge ; it would be almost true to say that he had to become a
politician before he could become a novelist . But within his limitations he ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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