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So far as England is concerned , Arcadia was the first of many prose romances which , pastoral or otherwise , are of a kind . Young men of noble birth are shipwrecked among shepherds ...
In all the speeches of his char . acters , however absurd they may be , there is a kind of passion , the passion of the self - absorbed , the crank . For the moment , Peacock has become the crank in question , Mr. Escot , Mr. Flosky .
At his best Bennett does achieve universality of a kind , but it is not Hardy's kind . ... a limited universality , true for a certain kind of community at a certain point in time , a picture of life not only in the Five Towns but in ...
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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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