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When at this time reality did enter English fiction it came from the least expected of quarters and in the least expected of forms . Bunyan was fifty when he published The Pilgrim's Progress in 1678. He had of course thought of writing ...
Some of the characters at least are suggested by life : Scythrop is based on Shelley , and not only in his inability to choose between two equally loved young ladies ; Mr. Flosky is Coleridge ; Mr. Cypress , Byron .
At least Charles Kingsley was conscious of the real situation of his time in one of its most important and least heeded aspects . It is this that gives Alton Locke the authority it still has . Henry's work lacks this authority .
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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