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The age represented the triumph of protestantism, and perhaps its great
achievement was the universal acceptance of the idea of respectability. It was a
great achievement, no matter how dingy may be our present associations with
the word— ...
... would be done again, so it is impossible not to see him in some way in
competition with Fielding, with Tolstoi, even with Proust. It is a tribute to his
achievement that we do see him in these terms; but once the comparisons are
made it is clear ...
Perched as he is on the edge of the overpathetic, Mr. Harding is a very
considerable achievement; yet he is conceived in too much sweetness, and so is
Eleanor Bold. Trollope was not a sentimental man, but in The Warden he gave
full rein to ...
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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