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Then I shall say , with a great deal of dignity , ' If your ladyship thinks so , my lady ,
I ' d better go . ' And I ' d desire no better than that she would take me at my word ,
for my Lady Dashfort ' s is a much better place , I ' m told , and she ' s dying to ...
... that the great European novelists did not follow him in this , and one suspects ,
looking at the achievement of Balzac , Mérimée , and Tolstoi , that they
understood his real contribution to the growth of the novel better than did the
We read him today as a modern novelist in a sense that Stevenson , Gissing ,
and Moore were not , and we do so because , for better or for worse , more than
anyone else he made what seems to be the specifically modern novel .
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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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