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As soon as Pickwick and Sam Weller were set in juxtaposition the kind of book he
was writing must have become apparent to him : the benevolent , idealistic .
unworldly master , the hard - bitten , humorous , realistic servant : it was an ...
... to become a general and be knighted , and another who was married to the
Portuguese ambassador to the Vatican . So much then was straight family history
. In The Adventures of Harry Richmond an obviously related situation is explored
But there are occasions , especially when Marlow is speaking for Conrad , when
the prose is overdone and becomes ... The confidence trick occurs when , the
tragic vision having failed or become momentarily blurred , the grand style falls
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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
The Eighteenth Century
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