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2 THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY 1 THE FIRST GREAT flowering of the English novel began in 1740 , with Richardson's Pamela , and ended thirty - one years later with Smollett's Humphry Clinker . Of the four great novelists of the century the ...
Sir Kenneth Clark has written in his Landscape Into Art : Today , after a century of more intense romanticism , it is hard to see how the world of taste was so long deceived by the second - rate talents of Salvator .
In some respects , she was the last and finest flower of that century at its quintessential . She had escaped entirely the infection of sensibility and sentimentality ; for her those qualities are material only for her satire .
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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