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apprentice, even to the point of marrying his master's daughter, he became, as
industrious apprentices should, a successful businessman, printer of the journals
of the House of Commons, Master of the Stationer's Company, and Law Printer to
So is the history of the historian. But just as the work of history must be judged by
its adequacy to the raw material of its subject matter, so, simplification though it is,
the novel must be judged by how far it is successful in standing for life itself, ...
In her last novel, in some respects her most successful, Between the Acts (1941),
she sets the action, which is played out in a country house in whose grounds a
pageant is to be held, against the whole background of the history of life.
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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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