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The narrator is at once of and outside the society described , detached enough to
know that it is comic and to rejoice in the comedy , but her affection for it such that
no comedy was ever less satirical : the humour is an expression of love , the ...
... Uncle Silas himself , the story fails in the end because it drops from its original
truly haunted level to a mechanical ingenuity of explanation and solution in the
Wilkie Collins manner though worked out with much less than Collins ' s skill .
It was immaterial whether he was born or not born , whether he lived or ceased to
live . Life was insignificant and death without consequence . It is a view of life less
commonly held now than at the time the novel was written , for we no longer ...
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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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