The romance, the novel
, the drama are the picture of one.
the novel, and he did not anticipate any keen enjoyment from it in its dramatized form.
The third was the only act in which, in his dramatization, he had taken any real liberties with the text of the novel.
He started from its dim beginning, from the days when he had bought the novel on his journey from Bath to Cheltenham.
He then told me that he had a novel ready for the press, which he produced to me.
The novel which thus set Goldsmith free for the moment was the famous Vicar of Wakefield.
I have in my possession a paper, yellow with age, that was sent soon after the novel
appeared, containing "The Pedigree of the Family of Appine," wherein it is said that "Alan 3rd Baron of Appine was not killed at Flowdoun, tho there, but lived to a great old age.
The hero of the novel
was already almost reaching his English happiness, a baronetcy and an estate, and Anna was feeling a desire to go with him to the estate, when she suddenly felt that HE ought to feel ashamed, and that she was ashamed of the same thing.
I do not remember even the names of the other novels
, except 'Jacob Faithful,' which I chanced upon a few years ago and found very, hard reading.
It was true, he decided; though the novels
he had read had led him to believe otherwise.
Carbury, confined to the sofa by a spinal malady, had been hitherto dependent on her niece for one of the few pleasures she could enjoy, the pleasure of having the best new novels
read to her as they came out.
Thus a swarm of foolish novels and monstrous romances will be produced, either to the great impoverishing of booksellers, or to the great loss of time and depravation of morals in the reader; nay, often to the spreading of scandal and calumny, and to the prejudice of the characters of many worthy and honest people.
To invent good stories, and to tell them well, are possibly very rare talents, and yet I have observed few persons who have scrupled to aim at both: and if we examine the romances and novels with which the world abounds, I think we may fairly conclude, that most of the authors would not have attempted to show their teeth (if the expression may be allowed me) in any other way of writing; nor could indeed have strung together a dozen sentences on any other subject whatever.
Poetry, indeed, may perhaps be thought an exception; but then it demands numbers, or something like numbers: whereas, to the composition of novels and romances, nothing is necessary but paper, pens, and ink, with the manual capacity of using them.
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Therapies in Oncology - Introduction 153 Novel
Therapies in Oncology - Key Innovations and Technologies 163.