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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 ...
... Mérimée , and Tolstoi , that they understood his real contribution to the growth of the novel better than did the English . 4 A consequence of Scott's enormous popular success was that he made the Scottish novel itself possible .
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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