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There can scarcely have been any one book that has more profoundly shaped
the novel as a whole than Cervantes' Don Quixote. It was translated into English
in 1612, but we have to wait another one hundred and thirty years, until Fielding's
This can scarcely be questioned when one remembers the characters of the
novel , those sharp , scathing sketches of the money - conscious , the Veneerings
, Podsnap , Fledgeby , the Lammles . Any account of Dickens is inadequate .
But reading his work one can scarcely fail to see him as a soul naturally Christian
. This involves no contradiction ; as David Cecil has written in Hardy the Novelist :
“ Christian teachers have always said that there was no alternative to ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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