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... that appeared in 1837 of four of his novels , Peacock notes that in some details
they may appear to be dated , but adds : Perfectibilians , deteriorations , statu -
quo - ites , phrenologists , transcendentalists , political economists , theorists in
Other novelists have attempted political novels , among them Trollope . ... Wells ,
too , essayed the political novel in The New Machiavelli ; but the day - to - day
works of politics , politics as an end in itself , was exactly what disgusted him .
For Trollope was not a political novelist in the sense that Disraeli was or even
Wells , in The New Machiavelli . In Phineas Finn and The Prime Minister he is a
political novelist to the same degree as you could call him a religious novelist in ...
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