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It is scarcely a novel , just as its setting bears no resemblance to Abyssinia then or now . Rather it is a philosophical fable on the vanity of human happiness . The prince who leaves his birthplace in order to see the world and finds ...
This can scarcely be questioned when one remembers the characters of the novel , those sharp , scathing sketches of the money - conscious , the Veneerings , Podsnap , Fledgeby , the Lammles . Any account of Dickens is inadequate .
But reading his work one can scarcely fail to see him as a soul naturally Christian . This involves no contradiction ; as David Cecil has written in Hardy the Novelist : “ Christian teachers have always said that there was no ...
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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 EARLY VICTORIANS
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