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But here he is: . . . a thin, shambling personage, apparently about twenty years
old—a pale, cadaverous face, high cheek-bones, goggle eyes, with lank hair very
thinly sown upon a head, which, like bad soil, would return but a scanty harvest.
... in the Jonsonian sense. Santayana, in his fine essay on Dickens in Soliloquies
in England, has partly answered the charge that Dickens deals in caricatures:
When people say Dickens exaggerates, it seems to me they can have no eyes ...
Mrs. Dalloway raised her hand to her eyes, and, as the maid shut the door to, and
she heard the swish of Lucy's skirts, she felt like a nun who has left the world and
feels fold round her the familiar veils and the response to old devotions.
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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