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... of the situation of their time , and what that situation was is as plain in his work as in Fielding's . Fielding , it has often been said , saw it as his task to reform the manners of the age ; Richardson , by delineating models of ...
... situation on absurdity of situation in a single scene , and to go on doing it beyond what we expect to be the climax . Joseph and Fanny , his sweetheart , are not much more than lay figures or are meant to be .
In that novel , as in Jonathan Wild , Fielding faces the human situation as steadily as any tragic writer . But in Amelia it is as though Fielding's resilience of spirit in the presence of the rule of wrong had been strained too far and ...
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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