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The novel is a wonderful study of the impact of Methodism on English life, but that
is not to say that the characterization of Dinah is successful. Conscious goodness
in a character is the most difficult quality a novelist can portray, for goodness ...
So is the history of the historian. But just as the work of history must be judged by
its adequacy to the raw material of its subject matter, so, simplification though it is,
the novel must be judged by how far it is successful in standing for life itself, ...
In her last novel, in some respects her most successful, Between the Acts (1941),
she sets the action, which is played out in a country house in whose grounds a
pageant is to be held, against the whole background of the history of life.
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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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