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It was during this period that the English began to acquire the habit of reading , in the absence of which the writing of novels is scarcely conceivable . The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature lists one hundred and fifty ...
It is scarcely possible to praise her too highly , this brilliant society woman in whom tragedy , in the shape of what she thinks to be cancer of the breast , gnaws continually . " Abroad she appeared all life , spirit , and good humor ...
But all the association of the two names means is that for the most part , in novels like Peter Simple , Marryat is content to set down a string of adventures loosely tied up by a perfunctory plot which the reader scarcely remembers ...
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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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