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This is not in the least true of Clarissa , published in 1748 . 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
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 ...
6 Of the novelists born in the fertile second decade of the century one very great
writer remains for consideration ... and first a handful of minor writers must be
discussed , writers who remain interesting at any rate in part of their work , or for ...
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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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