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He took more pride in being a gentleman than in being a writer of genius , but the
writing of plays was at least compatible with being a gentleman . It was not yet so
with fiction writing . Its public was ' low ' , its status that of a commodity for the ...
The sources of the book have been hunted down by scholars , but his
indebtedness to earlier writers cannot take away from Defoe ' s originality . In
writing Crusoe he was not , of course , consciously writing a novel : he was
writing a ...
events which had occurred in the reign of Queen Anne from the standpoint of one
who had taken part in them but was writing in the days of George II , helped
greatly to overcome some of Thackeray ' s weaknesses in dealing with his own
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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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