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For my own part , when I look back , it seems that the main concern of my life
since I was a schoolboy has been reading novels , discussing novels with friends
, writing about novels , and trying to write novels myself , and all these activities ...
Had Congreve written his squib when he was older he would undoubtedly have
set it in London , with a much greater gain in reality . But what is interesting now
is Congreve ' s avowed intention in this story " to imitate Dramatick Writing ...
... with a God made in his own image , he expresses in the character of Crusoe .
The sources of the book have been hunted down by scholars , but his
indebtedness to earlier writers cannot take away from Defoe ' s originality . In
writing Crusoe ...
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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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