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It is a rogue or picaresque story given a measure of actuality because pegged down to a definite series of historic events . It opens with a scene in the English camp before Tournay , which was besieged by Henry VIII in 1513 , and ends ...
The inspiration of the story came in a dream : he saw the hall and staircase of Strawberry Hill , which was combined with vague memories of a Cambridge college , with " a gigantic hand in armor ” laid upon the banister .
And the story is a good one , relevant to the situation of the times . Orlando , the hero , is a young man of impoverished family compelled in the hope of becoming her heir to dance attendance on his great - aunt Miss Rayland , an old ...
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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