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It is Fanny alone who stands out against the plans to stage a play at Mansfield
Park while Sir Thomas is away in the West ... Dante defines comedy as “a series
of harsh complications having . a prosperous conclusion', and that will stand for ...
Behind them stand the heroines of Shakespeare, Sophia Western, and Amelia. In
the Barset novels Trollope populated a whole county in the most satisfying detail
and diversity; but there is no hard and fast distinction between the later novels ...
his art is concerned, “implies that the novelist is less occupied in looking for the
truth than the historian, and in doing so it deprives him at a stroke of all his
standing-room'. James is making a claim for the novelist not exactly new—in her
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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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