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Had Congreve written his squib when he was older he would undoubtedly have set it in London , with a much greater gain in reality . But what is interesting now is Congreve's avowed intention in this story " to imitate Dramatick Writing ...
... he expresses in the character of Crusoe . The sources of the book have been hunted down by scholars , but his indebtedness to earlier writers cannot take away from Defoe's originality . In writing Crusoe he was not ...
At the time of writing the novel , Bennett had lived eight years in Paris , but he had spent the twenty most formative years of his life in the Potteries , some of them in the very draper's shop of which he was writing .
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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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