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For my own part , when I look back , it seems that the main concern of my life
since I was a schoolboy has been ... is primarily an account of what the history of
the novel in England looks like to someone who follows the craft of fiction himself
... we look for character in the eighteenth - century sense , which is still the
conventional sense , character observed and rendered from the outside , we
shall be disappointed . We shall , in fact , 98 THE ENGLISH NOVEL.
But Meredith was also a poet in the technical sense , and whether we look on him
as a poet first and a novelist second , or vice ... When one looks at his fiction as a
whole , however , it seems much more likely than not that Meredith ' s present ...
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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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