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The romantic and pastoral , however , is only one part of Elizabethan prose fiction
. Something akin to the realistic drama , the splendid plays of Jonson ,
Massinger's A New Way to Pay Old Debts , and Beaumont and Fletcher's The
Knight of ...
The year 1800 , however , is a date of the first importance in the history of English
fiction , indeed of world fiction , for in that year Maria Edgeworth published her
short novel Castle Rackrent . Not her first book , it was her first work of fiction ...
It is true that some Ainsworth has been read by the young until quite recently ,
probably because of the respectability historical fiction has always had in the
eyes of teachers and parents , who , by stressing the adjective , have been able
to soft ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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