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In it we can see , without the slightest shadow of doubt , the great change that
had taken place in the novel , in its conception and scope alike , and of that
change Mrs . Radcliffe ' s Gothic horrors are not the most important part . In her
which the characters move is as important as the characters themselves . Mrs .
Radcliffe , though not to the same extent or in so sophisticated a manner , uses
her landscape and castles in this way . There are times in The Mysteries of
The year 1800 , however , is a date of the first importance in the history of English
fiction , indeed of world fiction , for in ... still hold good : " Whereas Jane Austen
was so much the better novelist Maria Edgeworth may be the more important .
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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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