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A Short Critical History Walter Ernest Allen. THE ENGLISH Novel WALTER
ALLEN has written: INNOCENCE Is DRowNED BLIND MAN's DITCH.
It is true that today we can read the account of Trimalchio's feast in the Satyricon
of Petronius as a wonderful piece of realistic fiction, and no doubt it was known to
some of the English eighteenth-century novelists; but if it influenced our novel at ...
English novelists have always tended to see their imaginary persons as eccentric
persons ; the two meanings constantly overlap . The French , however , rarely
see their characters as “ characters . " The difference between the two attitudes ...
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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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