Is Heathcliff a Murderer?

Puzzles in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

John Sutherland
AUD $19.99

A brand-new, revised edition of John Sutherland's bestselling literary puzzle classic

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.

Author bio:

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.

Category: Hobbies, Quizzes & Games
ISBN: 9781785782992
Publisher: Icon Books
Imprint: Icon
Pub Date: December 2017
Page Extent: 208
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Hobbies, quizzes & games