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Then there is Mr. Osbaldistone's clerk, Owen, who lives and thinks wholly in
terms of clerkliness. We move north, to the border, to Osbaldistone Hall, the
family seat, where the family of Frank's uncle, Sir Hildebrand, consume an
existence that ...
The very existence of the silver of San Tomé provides the trial, in this novel, of a
fiendish and appalling joke. There is Charles Gould, the owner of the mine. He
lives for it from the least ignoble of motives, one of THE NOVEL FROM 1881 TO ...
Are all men's lives like the lives of us good people—like the lives of the
Ashburnhams, of the Dowells, of the Ruffords— broken, tumultuous, agonized,
and unromantic lives, periods punctuated by screams, by imbecilities, by deaths,
by agonies ...
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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