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It affects us as Gibbon's does , or Macaulay's ; it admits of no hesitations , no half lights ; it is completely sure , completely dogmatic . Above all , it is witty . The very structure of his sentences is witty , and his epigrams ...
As a novelist , Thackeray was completely inhibited where the portrayal of women and of sex was concerned . For a novelist purporting to give a realistic representation of men and women in society , this was fatal .
... though they may be ordinary enough in themselves , part of common experience , Edwin responds with such open - mindedness as to make them completely fresh ; he has the capacity to be continually surprised into ever - widening mental ...
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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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