The Real Thing

Lewis, Jeremy
September 2011
Slightly Foxed;Fall2011, Issue 31, p73
The article presents the author's view on the books "Handley Cross," "Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour," and "Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds," by Robert Smith Surtees. He mentions how Surtees was never highly esteemed by the academic or literary worlds and was never part of the London, England literary scene. He notes that Surtees' dyspeptic view of human nature is disconcerting on first acquaintance, but is tempered by humor, revealing detail and a no-nonsense approach to telling a story.


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