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Certainly Smollett was his favorite novelist , as Ben Jonson seems to have been
his favorite dramatist . I suspect that he liked them because of their undoubted
incidental resemblance to himself as artist , but that they reinforced his own ...
The whole scene seems narrower , more crowded , and , in a pecular way , more
stuffy . The very air seems to have changed in quality , and to tax the powers of
Sanitary Reform to the uttermost . In Pickwick a bad smell was a bad smell ; in
Wilkie Collins seems so to construct his that he not only , before writing , plans
everything on paper , down to the minutest detail , from the beginning to the end ;
but then plots it all back again , to see that there is no piece of necessary dove ...
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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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