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him than appears from Aspects of the Novel, and what remains is not merely his
historical influence. That was enormous; one may say, quite simply, that he made
the European novel and say something much more true than such sweeping ...
Moreover, it was a complex change, and not all its manifestations appear in her
work. But 1859 saw the publication not only of Adam Bede but also of another
first novel, by a younger writer: George Meredith's The Ordeal of Richard Feverel.
Sometimes, then, poetry in novels will appear in the novelist's visionary intensity,
as in Dickens and in a somewhat different way Hardy; sometimes it will appear in
his use of language, which, though not in the conventional form of poetry, will ...
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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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