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... and then , just before a final attempt at compulsion is to be made on her , is abducted by Lovelace . ... delaying the necessary preliminary formalities , he makes several attempts on her chastity , which she indignantly repulses .
Literary historians , in an attempt to impose some sort of order on the chaos in fiction during the last thirty years or so of the century , have often distinguished categories of the novel — the novel of sentiment , the Gothic novel ...
Charles O'Malley ( 1841 ) is much the better of the two , and the character Major Monsoon , an attempt at a contemporary Falstaff , is not at all bad . The scenes at Waterloo retain their interest . And from time to time , in the ...
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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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