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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 the ...
In a sense, with Bage the class war enters fiction, for Hermsprong is a completely
intransigent attack on feudalism and the notion of aristocracy. Against the
tyrannical, avaricious Lord Grondale Bage pits “Man as he is not,” man, that is to
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 ...
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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