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In 1678 , a tinker and itinerant preacher , in jail for his religious convictions , wrote
The Pilgrim ' s Progress ; in 1719 , a failed haberdasher who had turned
journalist and government spy wrote Robinson Crusoe , and , three years later ,
Both were men of vast output in fiction ; to say nothing of their short stories , Wells
wrote nearly fifty novels , Bennett thirty . Of these , perhaps ten of Wells ' s are still
valuable in their own right , if the best of the scientific romances are included ...
He wrote , of the genesis of the Tietjens books : “ I needed someone , some
character , in lasting tribulation - with a permanent shackle and ball on his leg . . .
. A physical defect it could not be , for if I wrote about that character he would
have to ...
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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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