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The age represented the triumph of protestantism , and perhaps its great achievement was the universal acceptance of the idea of respectability . It was a great achievement , no matter how dingy may be our present associations with the ...
It is an impressive achievement , but for all that , Esmond never suggests what it sets out to be , an eighteenth - century work written by a man who is an elderly contemporary of Fielding and Smollett .
Perched as he is on the edge of the overpathetic , Mr. Harding is a very considerable achievement ; yet he is conceived in too much sweetness , and so is Eleanor Bold . Trollope was not a sentimental man , but in The Warden he gave full ...
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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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