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In London he is cozened and cheated by a succession of rogues , tries to enter the navy as a surgeon's mate but , despite his professional qualifications , finds that entry into the service depends upon the bribing of Admiralty clerks .
The Princess Casamassima was the first fruit of James's decision to settle in England , and much of its richness comes from the thoroughness of his surrender to the spell of London , from “ the assault directly made by the great city ...
as Unitarian minister before leaving the ministry to work for a Rationalist publisher in London in loneliness and poverty . The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford is a poignant account of loneliness both spiritual and material .
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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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