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The longest novel in English , its very bulk probably prevents its being much read now ; yet it remains by any standard a very great novel indeed . Its theme is much the same as that of Pamela : conscious virtue ( female ) pursued by ...
6 Of the novelists born in the fertile second decade of the century one very great writer remains for consideration ... and first a handful of minor writers must be discussed , writers who remain interesting at THE EARLY VICTORIANS 239.
Ignore these , and what remains is quintessential . There is the object of the satire , Sir Austin Feverel , the man with an ideal system of education , who is to be chastened into an awareness of the truth about life ; there is his son ...
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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
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