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But what is interesting now is Congreve's avowed intention in this story " to imitate Dramatick Writing , namely , in the Design , Contexture and Result of the Plot . I have not observed it before in a Novel .
... 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 he was not ...
Marryat was writing farce , and , like a true farce writer , he piles on situation after ludicrous situation , so that his comic invention seems inexhaustible . But the farce he was writing is of a very rare kind indeed .
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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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