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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 ...
The episodeand in this respect it is one of many — still has power to move . Mary Barton was Mrs. Gaskell's first novel . North and South was her fourth and a much better one ; it has an interest today beyond that of Mary Barton , which ...
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 ...
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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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