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Richardson's is a dramatic technique; the letters the characters write to one
another are the equivalent of dramatic speeches; and while we read Clarissa or
Sir Charles Grandi- son we exist, as we do when watching a play or a film, in a ...
In her own way, Miss Austen adapted and carried further Fielding's dramatic
method of presenting action through a_succession of short scenes in dialogue.
Though keeping the right to comment, she relied more on dialogue; but, as with ...
In The Old Wives' Tale and The Clayhanger Family Bennett's aim was to unroll
the panorama of life in time through all the tiny, detailed incidents of its thousand
acts. His was normally the opposite of the dramatic method; James compared it to
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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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