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There is nothing in the development of art analogous with material progress. Art
does not get better and better. Its manifestations merely change, and Richardson
is as perfect in his way as Henry James in his. And they exist side by side, with ...
Then I shall say, with a great deal of dignity, 'If your ladyship thinks so, my lady, I'd
better go.' And I'd desire no better than that she would take me at my word, for my
Lady Dashfort's is a much better place, I'm told, and she's dying to have me, ...
But Trollope became a better novelist the more he wrote, or rather, the more he
wrote the more he surmounted certain of his weaknesses. Perched as he is on
the edge of the overpathetic, Mr. Harding is a very considerable achievement; yet
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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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