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The plot, though well handled, is not important. What matters is Fielding's endless
fertility of comic invention. According to Fielding, Homer had written a comic epic
which, had it not been lost, would have been a model of its kind as his epics ...
In it we can see, without the slightest shadow of doubt, the great change that had
taken place in the novel, in its conception and scope alike, and of that change
Mrs. Radcliffe's Gothic horrors are not the most important part. In her valuable ...
which the characters move is as important as the characters themselves. Mrs.
Radcliffe, though not to the same extent or in so sophisticated a manner, uses her
landscape and castles in this way. There are times in The Mysteries of Udolpho ...
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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