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Jan de Hartog Summary

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  • 10 Literature Criticism

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Essays & Analysis (10)

219 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by Walter Kerr [The Fourposter] is such a plain affair, and its humors hew so close to the easily predictable, that it is hard to work up any honest enthusiasm for it. Mr. de Hartog is ... Read more
535 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Martin Tucker In his episodic story of the beginnings of the Quaker movement in England and the United States ["The Peaceable Kingdom"], de Hartog has steered each sect... Read more
248 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by George Mccandlish [The Peaceable Kingdom] is a book of epic sweep, a book crammed with great and noble deeds of high adventure, but an epic without heroes; a saga of the gentle peopl... Read more
318 words, approx. 2 pages
Critical Essay by Ludo Abicht In many ways, the Quaker Jan de Hartog reminds one of Graham Greene, his Roman Catholic counterpart. Both are crafty and fascinating storytellers, both are more obsessed ... Read more
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Critical Essay by James Hilton "The Distant Shore" is being compared to "The Caine Mutiny" and "The Cruel Sea." It is less good than either being indeed a rat... Read more
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Critical Essay by Edmund Fuller At its peak moments ["The Spiral Road"] is a shattering novel, a book that purges in its power and luminosity, and enthralls with its sweep of narrative, ... Read more
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Critical Essay by The Times Literary Supplement [The Spiral Road] is a vast, luxuriant sprawling examination of decay: the softening up of a young doctor's integrity, ambition and self-respect ... Read more
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Critical Essay by Virgilia Peterson ["The Inspector"] is less a story than a crusade. Written with Jan de Hartog's characteristic tidy craftsmanship, "The Inspector"... Read more
259 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by Anthony Boucher ["The Inspector"] is a novel about a police inspector that is not a detective story, a novel about international pursuit and intrigue that is not a thri... Read more
181 words, approx. 1 pages
Critical Essay by Richard Pollak Jan de Hartog is that rarity, a man determined to practice what he preaches…. "The Children" is an informal, loosely written collection of "... Read more
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