Is Heathcliff a Murderer? (Paperback)

Puzzles in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

John Sutherland

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER IN A BRAND NEW EDITION

‘Enchanting…the most engagingly boffiny book imaginable.’ Spectator 

Does Becky kill Jos at the end of Vanity Fair? Why does no one notice that Hetty is pregnant in Adam Bede? How, exactly, does Victor Frankenstein make his monster? 

 

Readers of Victorian fiction often find themselves tripping up on seeming anomalies, enigmas and mysteries in their favourite novels. 
In Is Heathcliff a Murderer? John Sutherland investigates 34 conundrums of nineteenth-century fiction, paying homage to the most rewarding of critical activities: close reading and the pleasures of good-natured pedantry

John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus at University College London and an eminent scholar in the field of Victorian fiction, author of many works including The Longman Companion to Victorian Fiction. He has also written the bestselling popular titles Is Heathcliff a Murderer? and Can Jane Eyre be Happy?, and such scholarly jeux d’esprit as Curiosities of Literature.

‘A stimulating discussion’Economist

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ISBN: 9781785782992

Price: GBP 8.99

Pages: 208

Publication date: 02-11-2017

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