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Certainly Smollett was his favorite novelist , as Ben Jonson seems to have been his favorite dramatist . I suspect that he liked them because of their undoubted incidental resemblance to himself as artist , but that they reinforced his ...
But for George Eliot it seems to be a bad mark against her , something in itself reprehensible . George Eliot , we learn from her biographers , was perhaps overconscious of what she construed as her own ugliness , and it sometimes ...
The writer seems constrained , not by his own free will but by some powerful and unscrupulous tyrant who has him in thrall , to provide a plot , to provide comedy , tragedy , love interest , and an air of probability embalming the whole ...
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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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