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N plots of the later novels. They were a necessary structure for him. Dickens—
was not a realistic novelist: his one attempt at something that may be called
realistic, David Copperfield, is marvelous but a failure: “He begins,” as
Chesterton says, ...
Meredith is the first master of this kind of poetry in the English novel, and in this
respect he stands behind Henry James, with what Stephen Spender has called
his “described poetry,” D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, and later novelists like ...
... later Victorian novelists, 153155 Victorian social consciousness contrasted
with French and Russian, 154-155 effect of Victorian idea of re( 449 spectability
on the novel, 156161 European influence, and growth of seriousness in later ...
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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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