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They failed him in Amelia , and they failed all those who may be considered in this respect his followers , whether Scott , Dickens , or Meredith in The Adventures of Harry Richmond . But this is no criticism of Fielding , merely ...
of the eighteenth century the word “ respectable ” was applied to persons worthy of respect for moral excellence . Then the meaning changed somewhat ; the word was applied to people of " good or fair social standing , " with the moral ...
In some respects , his simplest and most successful tragic novel is The Mayor of Casterbridge . ... far away from the tragic heroes of Shakespeare , and yet , in one respect at any rate , it is Macbeth with whom we have to compare him .
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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