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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 invite the reader into his ...
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 . His was truly a
crippled talent ...
... and relationships to which , 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 ...
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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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