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In his preface to a new edition that appeared in 1837 of four of his novels,
Peacock notes that in some details they may appear to be dated, but adds:
Perfectibilians, deteriorationists, statu-quo-ites, phrenologists, transcendentalists,
They are political novels, almost the only true political novels in the language.
Other novelists have attempted ... Finn and The Prime Minister, is the social
background of Parliament; he is indifferent to political theory. Wells, too, essayed
For Trollope was not a political novelist in the sense that Disraeli was or even
Wells, in The New Machiavelli. In Phineas Finn and The Prime Minister he is a
political novelist to the same degree as you could call him a religious novelist in ...
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