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Kenneth Johnston’s Unusual Suspects, Parts 4-6, Coda

part 2 of comments on Kenneth Johnson’s book “Unusual Suspects”.

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There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall … Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising … I was a stage rebel, Orwell a true one — Cyril Connolly, The Enemies of Promise

Isaac Cruickshank, Royal Extinguisher or Gulliver Putting out Patriots


Dear Friends and Readers,

This is the second half of my summary and commentary on Johnston’s Unusual Suspects (see Parts 1-4). This part of Johnston’s book will probably be more familiar territory to those who have read novels of the romantic and regency period, as well as their milieu and development (say in Gary Kelly’s survey). As women who wrote on behalf of radical ideas, 18th century versions of feminism, or reform were given a much rawer response than men, and there were automatically suspect nations (Chapters 7 & 8 of Part 4), so the novel…

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August 16, 2015 at 7:31 am

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