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The longest novel in English, its very bulk probably prevents its being much read
now; yet it remains by any standard a very great novel indeed. Its theme is much
the same as that of Pamela: conscious virtue (female) pursued by unrelenting ...
Yet much more remains to him than appears from Aspects of the Novel, and what
remains is not merely his historical influence. That was enormous; one may say,
quite simply, that he made the European novel and say something much more ...
6 Of the novelists born in the fertile second decade of the century one very great
writer remains for consideration: George ... and first a handful of minor writers
must be discussed, writers who remain interesting at any rate in part-of their work,
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Remember when literary critics read books and wrote about them? No? Well, I do now. He got a few things wrong - what did these people ever see in H.G. Wells? In Meredith? That they should be put next ... Read full review
The Eighteenth Century
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