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Elizabeth Jenkins , in her admirable study of the novelist , comments on this : " The scene in Lady Booby's house . . . where Beau Didapper steals to Mrs. Slipslop's bed in mistake for Fanny's , and Parson Adams , hearing a scream ...
There are great scenes , the greatest the account of Waterloo , the Waterloo of the civilian hangers - on of the army . There is brilliant comedy . ... ability to make rapid transitions from scene to contrasted scene .
... equally passionate concern for conventional morality , as in the absurd scene in which Lucy , called to take part at short notice in a schoolgirls ' play , refuses to wear men's clothes and sets off her tail coat by a purple skirt .
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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