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essays in Walter Bagehot's Literary Studies and Leslie Stephen's Hours in a
Library ; Henry James's prefaces collected in The Art of the Novel , with R. P.
Blackmur's introduction ; the relevant essays in James's Partial Portraits and
Notes on ...
Faced with so formidable a literary innovator as Richardson, scholars have
naturally sought to estimate his indebtedness to other writers. They have not
found the task easy. Did he owe anything to the novel La Vie de Marianne, by the
Yet Tristram Shandy is a novel and nothing else but a novel for all that it has
never been found easy to pigeon-hole, a fact which should put us on our guard
against interpreting the novel as a literary form too narrowly. To summarize the
plot is ...
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