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With no theory behind him , and with only a modest ambition , Trollope produced
a Comédie humaine , and though it would be absurd to set him up against Balzac
the fact remains the world he created is almost as capacious as Balzac ' s and ...
James thought The Warden the best of Trollope . It is more nearly a unity than
any other of his novels . But Trollope became a better novelist the more he wrote ;
or rather , the more he wrote the more he surmounted certain of his weaknesses .
In the accuracy of their delineation , Trollope ' s young men are the best , as
hommes moyens sensuels , in Victorian fiction , for George Eliot was too rigid a
moralist to allow Arthur Donnithorne , for example , to remain unscathed by the ...
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