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There is implicit in The Old Manor House a body of ideas which gives the novel a
real strength. Much less openly doctrinaire than Bage and Godwin, Mrs. Smith
was all the same a radical; without in the least distorting her fiction to propaganda
When Flaubert, however, wrote to Louise Colet of his ambition “to give verse-
rhythm to prose” and to write about ordinary life as epics are written, he meant
exactly what he said. His concern was with words; his aim was to give the prose ...
It is her presence, side by side with the brilliantly exposed Sir Willoughby and his
entourage of witty ladies who function as a kind of corps de ballet to the action,
that gives The Egoist its permanently fascinating subtlety. Wit and poetry exist ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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