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George Eliot tried too hard with Dinah , and she tried too hard with Adam Bede ,
who seems now a humourless , hectoring , loquascious prig . In this novel , as
elsewhere , she is most successful in convincing us of human goodness when
In the third volume of The Mill on the Floss , then , George Eliot lets herself , and
her heroine , down very badly . She spoils her novel , and to make tnings worse ,
goes on to ruin it by the quite arbitrary ' tragic ' ending , the flood of the Floss ...
The boy is George Ponderevo , the hero and the narrator . It was probably fatal
that Wells decided to tell his story in the first person , especially since Ponderevo
is as much concerned with ideas as his creator ; it meant almost inevitably that ...
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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
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