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In London he is cozened and cheated by a succession of rogues , tries to enter the navy as a surgeon's mate but , despite his professional qualifications , finds that entry into the service depends upon the bribing of Admiralty clerks .
The story , such as it is , is a conventional eighteenth - century one : Harley's adventures in London and on the road to and from London . It is a record of disillusionment . As a man of feeling , Harley accepts expressions of feeling ...
Her art has a bubblelike iridescence , and part of its end is simply to convey a bubblelike evanescence ; but this does not mean the world created in it is anything but solid : in Mrs. Dalloway , for instance , one aspect of the London ...
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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