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through character can the novelist's apprehensions of man's fate be uttered at all.
When Mrs. Leavis, in Fiction ... The more highly a novelist has organized his
characters the less they can be reduced to “bold outlines.” And the organization
of a ...
... too, that in original intention h characters as Pecksniff, Squeers, Chadband
Gilas Weg)were to be characters of savage ... sheer exuberant joy in the
character he has invented; joy in turn has begotten a kind of sympathy, even a
kind of love, ...
... comedy, but it is fundamental to it. It is when the obsessional strikes us as
mechanically contrived, as with Captain Cuttle, that Dickens's comic characters
fail, and it is then, incidentally, that the resulting character is closest to Smollett's.
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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