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He is a pure humorist and a pure sentimentalist, and humor and feeling are alike
ends in themselves. There is no satire in his humor; the laughter his characters
provoke is of the gentlest. There are, for instance, Mr. Shandy, 76 THE ENGLISH
Often his attitude and his humor anticipate surprisingly some aspects of Dickens.
Peter Simple is a charming story, and a most vivid account of life in the Royal
Navy in the early years of the century. But what gives it its distinction is not so
As episodic as Pickwick in its beginnings, it recounted with great gusto and a racy
humor the adventures of the Cockney sportsman Mr. Jor- rocks in the hunting
field. In the end, Surtees was writing works as much novels as Lever's, and as ...
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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
s THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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