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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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