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Elizabeth Jenkins , in her admirable study of the novelist , comments on this : “
The scene in Lady Booby's house . . . where Beau Didapper steals to Mrs.
Slipslop's bed in mistake for Fanny's , and Parson Adams , hearing a scream ,
rushes in ...
Yet he had real powers of invention and could write a swift , effective satirical
scene and follow it instantly with another ; if the chapters describing how a
clergyman's wife bribes a bishop's wife in order to get a vacant living for her
husband and ...
There are great scenes , the greatest the account of Waterloo , the Waterloo of
the civilian hangers - on of the army . There is brilliant ... a wonderful ability to
make ' rapid transitions from scene to contrasted scene . Here is the social life of
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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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