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2 THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY 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 first, ...
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. But we must realize that he was,
Jane Austen was a moralist — an_eighteenth-century . moralist. In some respects
, she was the last and finest flower of that century at its quintessential. She had
escaped entirely the infection of sensibility -anrl sentimentality; for her those ...
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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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