First notices: Part 3

Following part 1 and part 2, here’s the final installment of early reviews of British literature, culled from old newspapers. This selection features:

George Eliot, Adam Bede (1859) – from the Manchester Observer

Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) – from the Morning Post

Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure (1895) – from the Morning Post

Evelyn Waugh, Decline and Fall (1928) – from the Western Morning News

Dorothy L Sayers, Murder Must Advertise (1933) – from the Yorkshire Post

George Orwell, 1984 (1949) – from The Observer

William Golding, Lord of the Flies (1954) – from The Times

Enid Blyton, Noddy in Toyland (1954) – from the Manchester Guardian

Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange (1962) – from The Times

Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch (1971) – from the Daily Mirror

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