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As a novelist Disraeli's limitations were many and obvious . His strength lay in his
specialized knowledge ; it would be almost true to say that he had to become a
politician before he could become a novelist . But within his limitations he ...
Fairyland has become nightmare ; the ' bad fairies are merely absurd no longer ;
they have become ogres . “ Make ' em laugh , make ' em cry ... ” In Oliver Twist the
emphasis is wholly on the second precept of the formula . There is laughter ...
It becomes a splendid smoke screen , a dazzling tapestry of magnificently
sonorous language . Certain ... The confidence trick occurs when , the tragic
vision having failed or become momentarily blurred , the grand style falls into
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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 FIRST GENERA
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