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In this respect , if in no other , Defoe is the archetypal novelist . To talk of his
influence is to plunge into imponderables . It would be as easy to discuss and
weigh the influence on our novel of the English weather or the English climate .
One can ...
It is the shock to the workers of the insensitiveness and brutality towards hungry
men revealed in the caricature that precipitates the murder John Barton commits .
The episodeand in this respect it is one of many — still has power to move .
A novelist like Stevenson , for example , whose material is mainly such as we
usually consider romantic , in this respect conforms to the law of fanatical
scrupulosity no less than James or George Moore . Stevenson is a relevant figure
here , for ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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