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Had Congreve written his squib when he was older he would undoubtedly have
set it in London, with a much greater gain in reality. But what is interesting now is
Congreve's avowed intention in this story “to imitate Dramatick Writing, namely, ...
... a God made in his own image, he expresses in the character of Crusoe. The
sources of the book have been hunted down by scholars, but his indebtedness to
earlier writers cannot take away from Defoe's originality. In writing Crusoe he was
At the time of writing the novel, Bennett had lived eight years in Paris, but he had
spent the twenty most formative years of his life in the Potteries, some of them in
the very draper's shop of which he was writing. The Bainses, the Poveys, Mr.
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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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