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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, Moll ...
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, and,
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 go ...
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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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