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But it is fantasy still rooted in the perception of the real , for Beckford's story of the caliph Vathek's pursuit of knowledge and power , in the course of which , Faustlike , he sells himself to the powers of evil , is a statement in ...
They differ , of course , in their notions of morals . It is not quite true that for Miss Austen morals and manners are interchangeable , but the main emphasis in her work is on manners , which she sees as morals in microcosm .
And there was , of course , the occasional novel of distinction by a writer outside the main tendencies of the age , the perennially delightful novel of Persian life , J. J. Morier's The Adventures of Hajji Baba , for instance , which ...
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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 EARLY VICTORIANS
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