E. V. Lucas | Critical Essay by Arnold Bennett

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of E. V. Lucas.
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Critical Essay by Arnold Bennett

SOURCE: "Chesterton and Lucas," in Books and Persons: Being Comments on a Past Epoch 1908-1911, George H. Doran Company, 1917, pp. 153-54.

In the following excerpt from an article originally published in 1909, Bennett offers positive commentary on Lucas in a short review of One Day and Another.

Mr. Lucas … is a highly mysterious man. On the surface he might be mistaken for a mere cricket enthusiast. Dig down, and you will come, with not too much difficulty, to the simple man of letters. Dig further, and, with somewhat more difficulty, you will come to an agreeably ironic critic of human foibles. Try to dig still further, and you will probably encounter rock. Only here and there in his two novels does Mr. Lucas allow us to glimpse a certain powerful and sardonic harshness in him, indicative of a mind that...

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