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At first the rhythms of his novels seem intolerably slow ; they end by wearing us
down to their own pace , as time does in life . ... Here , in range , diversity , and
number , he is unsurpassed by any English novelists save Scott and Dickens .
1 US UT Moore remains almost the only English Naturalist in the French sense .
For the Naturalist theory stressed an attitude towards character endemic to
French novelists but rare in English . It was Flaubert who said : ' Art is not made to
In 1914 , the most promising young English novelists appeared to be Hugh
Walpole , Compton Mackenzie , J . D . Beresford , Gilbert Cannan ... Of these only
Lawrence appeared in the post - war period as a significant novelist , a literary
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