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To conceive of the novel merely as a vehicle of popular entertainment or of
propaganda , meant in practice that the novelist did not sufficiently respect either
his source of strength or his weaknesses . Unless a towering genius , like
Dickens , or ...
In some respects , his simplest and most successful tragic novel is The Mayor of
... This almost animal impercipience removes him far away from the tragic heroes
of Shake speare ; and yet , in one respect at any THE LATER VICTORIANS 253.
A Short Critical History Walter Allen. speare ; and yet , in one respect at any rate ,
it is Macbeth with whom we have to compare him . External nature fights against
Henchard , but it is nature interpreted by superstition ; and it is the poetic quality ...
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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
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