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The notion of the novel as a literary form having something to do with art in the sense of being consciously made and shaped to an aesthetic end is quite new . Though there have been few more consummate artists in the novel than ...
In her first novels , Sense and Sensibility and Northanger Abbey ( for Pride and Prejudice , though written in a first version more or less at the same time as those , had probably been worked over again and again before its publication ...
The later novelists , however , were writing in some sense against their age ; they were critical , even hostile , to its dominant assumptions . Their relation to the reading public was nearer to that of the twentieth - century novelist ...
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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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