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who , as far as it is possible , lives on shore as though he were still on his ship .
His house is a garrison , the company sleep in hammocks , watches are kept ,
guns fired to welcome guests aboard . Women are not allowed on the premises
He imposed himself , not by conforming to English notions of good form , but by
differing from them as violently as possible . His first novel , Vivian Grey ,
published in 1826 , when its author was only twenty - two , was a prophetic work .
Presumably , the day will come when the scholiasts have laid bare all the
possible meanings , references , parallels , correspondences so artfully
embedded in the text . Will interest in the novel then be exhausted ? If it is ,
Ulysses will have ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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