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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 ...
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 ...
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 , at gives The Egoist its permanently fascinating subtlety .
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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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