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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 ...
During the eighties the traditional three-volume novel was finally displaced by the
one-volume novel, that is, the normal length of a ... The English novel in the
nineteenth century had been like a hold-all into which anything could be stuffed.
One of the weaknesses of the Naturalistic novel in England is that the novelists
had no native contemporary painters ... As a novelist Moore owed everything to
the French, so that in the tradition of the English novel he appears something of a
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s THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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