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Defoe was almost the prototype of a kind of Englishman increasingly prominent
during the eighteenth century and reaching its apotheosis in the nineteenth : the
man from the lower classes , whose bias was essentially practical and whose ...
This humour , of course , is often of a very simple kind , as when the other
midshipmen scare Peter , on his joining his first ship , with tales of the cruelty of
the captain , who the reader has already guessed is the best - hearted and most ...
At his best Bennett does achieve universality of a kind , but it is not Hardy ' s kind .
It is , if such a thing is possible , a limited universality , true for a certain kind of
community at a certain point in time , a picture of life not only in the Five Towns ...
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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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