In Max Havelaar, Multatuli masterfully parodies certain 19th century narrative practices, but unfortunately some 160+ years later much of it feels as annoying as a real obnoxious moralistic 19th century narrator.
A suprisingly exhaustive list of 19th century writers I dislike:
- George Elliot
- Thomas Hardy
An extremely inexhaustiveness list of 19th century writers I like:
- Henry freaking James. The man. My homeboy.
- Heinrich Heine
- Conrad Busken Huet (no diss for Multatuli, just giving some love to someone who’s slightly more on the down-low)
- Mary Shelley
- Jane Austen