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clever young men write essays about contemporary fiction they never think of
considering me . I do not resent it . It is very natural . I have never been a
propagandist . The reading public has enormously increased during the last thirty
years and ...
As a writer of fiction I go back , through innumerable generations , to the teller of
tales round the fire in the cavern that sheltered neolithic men . I have had some
sort of story to tell and it has interested me to tell it . To me it has been a sufficient
That is possibly the most important thing in fiction , for it is by direction of interest
that the author carries the reader along from page to page and it is by direction of
interest that he induces in him the mood he desires . The author always loads ...
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