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His values may be described as sub-Kingsleyan, that is to say, he is recognizably
of the "Muscular Christian" group of writers to which Tom Hughes, of Tom Brown's
Schooldays, also belonged: curates are namby-pamby unless they make a ...
Maggie's childhood is wonderfully described; because of this we can accept her
devotion to her brother, the coarse-fibered, arrogant Tom. Our doubts begin when
Maggie reaches young womanhood. For it is evident that Maggie's spiritual ...
It is in these sentences, so wonderfully modulated and musical, sentences that
seem almost to imitate what is being described, that we feel ourselves in Joyce's
mind. We never identify ourselves with his characters; they exist in their own ...
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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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