With the agreement of CUP, publishers of the print edition, I have
now put the full text of my 1982 book The Fiction of Humanity:
Studies in the Bildungsroman from Wieland to Thomas Mann,
on line at
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happy to work with their technical advisers to fix the problems.
I have taken care to make sure that the exact pagination of the paper
edition is visible in all parts of the on-line version. This allows citation
that employs bibliographical conventions customarily used for printed
works. There is more about this in the section "How to use this
electronic text" on the title page.
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the resultant page as the target of the link in your list. If you do
that, you are likely to find that users of your list get a "file not
found" error, or slow service, or the wrong version for their
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