By Ira Bruce Nadel (auth.)

ISBN-10: 1349064041

ISBN-13: 9781349064045

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Knowledge of this is that fact in his life may uncover the roots of something that strikes, or unravel something that perplexes us. Considering the relations between a man's character and circumstances, and what he produces, we can ... hardly know too much as to the personality of a great writer. 34 Biography 38 Biography: Fiction, Fact and Form can aid criticism if the critic is not a narrow moralizer. In the series, and in his own criticism, Morley sought to correct the distortions resulting from moralizing that restricted the understanding of both the life of the author and his work.

I could map the book out. I cannot think of anyone else. If you don't approve, please let me have· a line. 21 February 1879. Morley to Macmillan: Dickens-Dowden may wait by all means. 16 April 1879. Morley to Macmillan: The Thackeray will be much talked about, and the end of May and opening ofJune are the time for London talk. Relations between Morley and Macmillan, however, were not always so congenial. Nearly a year after the series had been underway, Morley learned of a competing and cheaper project Macmillan had approved.

21 October 1878. Morley to Macmillan: James is working on the Hawth~rne: but he has not yet 36 Biography: Fiction, Fact and Form answered my questions about biographical material which is a condition since given him. [Notes his refusal of Stafford Brooke for Keats because there is little biographical material and adds] strictly between ourselves, I am a trifle unhappy about Hume. 16 January 1879. Morley to Macmillan: I have written to Trollope, and expect his answer today. 20 January 1879. Morley to Macmillan: Here is Trollope's note about the Thackeray.

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