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Plot scarcely exists ; the story is merely a string of incidents and intrigues of which
Wilton is the hero , and the incidents described are pure sensationalism , an '
exposure ' of the wickedness of Renaissance Italy as the Elizabethan loved to ...
Lismahago , in Humphry Clinker , the most humane of his works , is described
thus : He would have measured about six feet in height , had hestood upright ;
but he stooped very much ; was very narrow in the shoulders , and very thick in
It could therefore be described completely ; and in the solidity and
comprehensiveness with which she created her fictional world she has no peer in
English except Scott . Joan Bennett has noted , in her admirable George Eliot :
Her Mind and ...
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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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