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Elizabeth Jenkins, in her admirable study of the novelist, comments on this: "The
scene in Lady Booby's house . . . where Beau Didapper steals to Mrs. Slipslop's
bed in mistake for Fanny's, and Parson Adams, hearing a scream, rushes in the ...
Yet he had real powers of invention and could write a swift, effective satirical
scene and follow it instantly with another; if the chapters describing how a
clergyman's wife bribes a bishop's wife in order to get a vacant living for her
husband and ...
There are great scenes, the greatest the account of Waterloo, the Waterloo of the
civilian hangers-on of the army. There is brilliant comedy. And always there is the
utmost vividness, characters caught as it were in mid-gesture, and a wonderful ...
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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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