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At this point the unsatisfactoriness of the plot reveals itself . By his very nature
Booth is a doomed man ; in reality not even an Amelia could have saved him .
But in the last pages , all is put right : it is discovered that the will by which Amelia
He was doing something profoundly new in fiction , but he was hamstrung all the
time as a novelist by using old methods . He took over the old complex plot of the
eighteenth - century novelists , with its young hero on whom the thread of action ...
But these failures in the management of his plots matter less in Hardy than they
would in any other novelist ; they are botches , but they do not ruin the work ,
because though large enough when measured in terms of plot they are small
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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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