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It was during this period that the English began to acquire the habit of reading , in the absence of which the writing of novels is scarcely conceivable . The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature lists one hundred and fifty ...
produced nothing of literary value ; the most famous of the English versions , Head's The English Rogue ( 1665 ) , is a dreary , ill - written compilation , describing the life of " Meriton Latroon , a witty extravagant , " from his ...
As a novelist Moore owed everything to the French , so that in the tradition of the English novel he appears something of a sport . Bennett , later , was to begin his career as a novelist equipped with an impressive knowledge of ...
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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
THE EARLY VICTORIANS
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