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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, rushes in the ...
There are great scenes, the greatest the account of Waterloo, the Waterloo of the
civilian hangers-on of the army. There is brilliant comedy. ... a wonderful ability to
make rapid transitions from scene to contrasted scene. Here is the social life of ...
... humorless prig, whose passionate feelings are counterbalanced by an 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
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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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