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plots of the later novels. They were a necessary structure for him. Dickens was
not a realistic novelist: his one attempt at something that may be called realistic,
David Copperfield, is marvelous but a failure: "He begins," as Chesterton says, "
Meredith is the first master of this kind of poetry in the English novel, and in this
respect he stands behind Henry James, with what Stephen Spender has called
his "described poetry," D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, and later novelists like ...
... 113-"5 differences between earlier and later Victorian novelists, 153- 155
Victorian social consciousness contrasted with French and Russian, 154-155
effect of Victorian idea of re- spectability on the novel, 156- 161 European
influence, and ...
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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 FIRST GENERA
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