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Only through character can the novelist ' s apprehensions of man ' s fate be
uttered at all . When Mrs Leavis , in ... The more highly a novelist has organized
his characters the less they can be reduced to ' bold outlines ' . And the
These novels are characterized by a peculiarly intense relationship between the
characters and their immediate environments . Character and environment are
impregnated each with the other . To some extent environment is , as it were ...
These characters are most evident when he is attacking social injustice or flaws
in the social code . ... I suspect , too , that in original intention such characters as
Pecksniff , Squeers , Chadband , Silas Wegg , were to be characters of savage ...
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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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