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He is a pure humorist and a pure sentimentalist, and humor and feeling are alike
ends in themselves. There is no satire in his humor; the laughter his characters
provoke is of the gentlest. There are, for instance, Mr. Shandy, 76 THE ENGLISH
Often his attitude and his humor anticipate surprisingly some aspects of Dickens.
Peter Simple is a charming story, and a most vivid account of life in the Royal
Navy in the early years of the century. But what gives it its distinction is not so
The narrator is at once of and outside the society described, detached enough to
know that it is comic and to rejoice in the comedy, but her affection for it such that
no comedy was ever less satirical; the humor is an expression of love, the love ...
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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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