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... and the incidents described are pure sensationalism , an " exposure " of the wickedness of Renaissance Italy as the Elizabethan loved to imagine it .
That Reade had genuine powers of description , shown , for example , by the description of the bursting of the dam and the flood in Put Yourself in His ...
It could therefore be described completely , and in the solidity and comprehensiveness with which she created her fictional world she has no peer in English ...
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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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