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Published 1 May 1969 in Volume 4 No. 1.
Cite as: Anderson, Hugh. ‘The Composition of ‘Geoffry Hamlyn’ : A Comment.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 4, no. 1, 1969. https://doi.org/10.20314/als.a651ee91ef.
Scheuerle argues that the romantic attitudes found in Geoffry Hamlyn reflect Kingsley’s “boyish joviality” which enabled him to create characters and a story of “vigorous action” that entertains. The absence of hardship emphasizes the romance of the novel and the…