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Most novelists have the same experience. ’’ And so, led on by this will-o’-thewisp, they ﬂounder through volume after volume, spending the best years of their lives in the pursuit, and receiving for the most part very little cash in exchange. Few catch the phantom; most have to be content with a scrap of her dress or a wisp of her hair. My belief that men and women write novels because they are lured on to create some character which has thus imposed itself upon them has the sanction of Mr. Arnold Bennett.
That is the novelist’s touch. It falsiﬁes life. Well, the novelist’s touch as thus deﬁned is, of course, bad in biography, for no human being is simple. But in a novel it has its place: a novel that is at all complex often requires ﬂat people as well as round, and the outcome of their collisions parallels life more accurately than Mr. Douglas implies. The case of Dickens is signiﬁcant. Dickens’s people are nearly all ﬂat (Pip and David Copperﬁeld attempt roundness, but so difﬁdently that they seem more like bubbles than solids).
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