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He can no more help playing than a child can. And there is this further to be
noted. The child cannot help but play, but how he plays is not under his
conscious control, a fact made use of by psychiatrists in the psychological
analysis of children.
We are not made to feel that Fanny's sojourn at Mansfield has made her a snob
or ashamed of her family, but simply that she is seeing the situation as it is, facing
the facts, as she faces the facts about her mother: “She might have made just as ...
In his own time he seemed an origimal novelist; he was in fact a profoundly
derivative one, though this does not, of course, reduce his merit for his own time.
He came first under the influence of Godwin; his first novel, published in 1827,
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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