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PEAS & HIPPOPOTAMI

H.G. Wells and Henry James did not get along. Wells believed in writing novels with messages. James believed in art for arts sake. After years of quarreling, Wells openly attacked James in his 1915 novel 'Boon'. He compared James writing style to:

    a "magnificent but painful hippopotamus resolved at any cost, even at the cost of its dignity, upon picking up a pea which has got into a corner of its den."

 

 

 

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