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Richardson's is a dramatic technique; the letters the characters write to one
another are the equivalent of dramatic speeches; and while we read Clarissa or
Sir Charles Grandi- son we exist, as we do when watching a play or a film, in a ...
Grandison is indeed Richardson's "just man made perfect," and for all the
excellences of the novel, its admirable dramatic passages, he is in the end no
more convincing than the virtuous in fiction usually are. He is, in fact, too much of
a good ...
In her own way, Miss Austen adapted and carried further Fielding's dramatic
method of presenting action through a succession of short scenes in dialogue.
Though keeping the right to comment, she relied more on dialogue; but, as with ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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