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Perhaps his mind had been darkened by his experiences as a magistrate ; certainly it had been by the death of the wife he adored , the model both for Sophia and for Amelia . Comparison with Tom Jones , then , reveals Amelia as a falling ...
His novel is presented as a series of fragments , a device he had perhaps picked up from Sterne , as the remains of a manuscript found by a sporting curate who , when the book opens , has used a considerable part of it as wadding for ...
... episodic , picaresque form is replaced by formal plot , and the subordination of everything in the book to the working out of the plot , is Dombey and Son . Perhaps he was influenced by Mrs. Gaskell , as in 192 THE ENGLISH NOVEL.
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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