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through character can the novelist's apprehensions of man's fate be uttered at all . When Mrs. Leavis , in Fiction and the ... The more highly a novelist has organized his characters the less they can be reduced to " bold outlines .
These characters are most evident when he is attacking social injustice or flaws in the social code . Bumble , Heep , and Gradgrind are typical figures of savage comedy ; ridicule and contempt are poured upon them , but they remain ...
obsessional element in his characters . This is so regardless of whether he is describing characters that are formally comic . In Dombey , for instance , or Carker in the same novel , or Headstone in Our Mutual Friend , Dickens is ...
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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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