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      “We should treat with indulgence every human folly, failing, and vice, bearing in mind that what we have before us are simply our own failings, follies, and vices. For they are just the failings of mankind to … Continue reading

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damning with faint praise

    Consider … the most popular novelist in the English language–Charles Dickens. His characters are types, not people. With some honorable exceptions like Great Expectations and David Copperfield; his plots are unwieldy and ultimately uninvolving. He exposed alarming social … Continue reading

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the Thénardiers

    re review by Tobias Grey of The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of “Les Misérables” by David Bellos The New York Times Book Review, April 2, 2017     *********************************************************     Re productions associated with Victor Hugo’’s novel … Continue reading

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