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Perhaps it ought not to be so. "Wolves tear your throats!" mutters Sikes; he is, one
would say, a figure of the sheerest melodrama. And so in the context of a realistic
novel, in the context r.of Flaubert or Arnold Bennett, he would be^But Dickens's ...
Dickens was the wretched little heavy-eyed mite the nineteenth century
neglected ~ and who told it just what manner of age it was. It made him without
realizing it a violent revolutionary. In novels like Dombey and Son, Bleak House,
In Dombey, for instance, or Carker in the same novel, or Headstone in Our Mutual
Friend, Dickens is concentrating so exclusively on the obsessional element in
behavior that he is inventing characters that we should^ today call psychopaths, ...
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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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