The Great Tradition: George Eliot, Henry James, Joseph Conrad

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The Great Tradition: George Eliot, Henry James, Joseph Conrad - Leavis, F R

"'The great English novelists are Jane Austen, George Eliot, Henry James and Joseph Conrad.'" So begins F. R. Leavis's most controversial book, "The Great Tradition," an uncompromising critical-polemical survey of English fiction, first published in 1948. Leavis makes his case for moral seriousness as the necessary criterion for an author's ...