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In his own time he seemed an original novelist ; he was in fact a profoundly derivative one , though this does not , of course , reduce his merit for his own time . He came first under the influence of Godwin ; his first novel ...
Much of the misapprehension of him comes from this fact , and from the related fact that , formally , he was a man of little education writing for a public often more poorly educated than himself . The public he wrote for was largely a ...
The fact is this : that though human nature may not change , men's notions of their nature do , and one such change occurred roughly during the first decade of the twentieth century . Professor Isaacs has pointed out , in his An ...
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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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