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But the other characters , though not drawn so completely in the round as Adams
, are terrifically and often terrifyingly alive ; they have the distinctive individuality
of the figures in Hogarth's prints , of the half - naked drunken virago sprawled on
It affects us as Gibbon's does , or Macaulay's ; it admits of no hesitations , no half
lights ; it is completely sure , completely dogmatic . Above all , it is witty . The very
structure of his sentences is witty , and his epigrams invite the reader into his ...
It has the charm of a fairy story with the solidity of a completely created fictitious
society . One scarcely knows which to admire the more : the sureness of George
Eliot's feelings or the fineness of her literary tact . They are not of course to be ...
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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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