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In form and manner it follows the earlier book closely , but there is nothing in Roderick Random quite to come up to the retired naval officer Hawser Trunnion , who was plainly conceived in the first instance as a figure of fun and then ...
He is saying in effect to the reader : You believe you think logically , that one thought follows another in orderly sequence , that you are in control of your thoughts , that your mind is as it were a machine you can switch on at will ...
Yet he had real powers of invention and could write a swift , effective satirical scene and follow it instantly with another ; if the chapters describing how a clergyman's wife bribes a bishop's wife in order to get a vacant living for ...
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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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