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Who betrays Elizabeth Bennet? : further puzzles in classic fiction

Author: John Sutherland
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
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"In Who Betrays Elizabeth Bennet? John Sutherland unravels 34 literary puzzles in a sequel to his works Is Heathcliff a Murderer? and Can Jane Eyre Be Happy? As well as exploring new conundrums, Professor Sutherland revisits some previous puzzles with the help of readers who offer their own ingenious solutions and set fresh posers for investigation." "Victorian drug habits, railway systems, sanitation, and dentistry  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Sutherland
ISBN: 0192838849 9780192838841
OCLC Number: 41960983
Description: xvi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Why is Moll's younger brother older than she is? --
Daniel Defoe, Moll Flanders (1722) --
Who has Susan been talking to? --
Henry Fielding, Tom Jones (1749) --
Who betrays Elizabeth Bennet? --
Jane Austin, Pride and Prejudice (1813) --
What do we know about Frances Price (the first)? --
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park (1814) --
Apple blossom in June --
again --
Jane Austen, Emma (1816) --
How old is Frank? --
Walter Scott, Rob Roy (1817) --
Why is the monster yellow? --
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1818) --
Does Dickens lynch Fagin? --
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist (1837-8) --
How do the Cratchits cook Scrooge's turkey? --
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol (1843) --
How many siblings has Dobbin? --
W.M. Thackeray, Vanity Fair (1847-8) --
Heathcliff's toothbrush --
Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights (1847) --
Does Carker have false teeth? --
Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son (1846-8) --
Lucy Snowe, cement-mixer --
Charlotte Bronte, Villette (1853) --
Is Betsey Trotwood a spinster? --
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield (1849-50) --
How does Ruth end up in Wales? --
Elizabeth Gaskell, Ruth (1853) --
What is Henry Esmond's 'great scheme'? --
W.M. Thackeray, Henry Esmond (1852) --
What kills Lady Dedlock? --
Charles Dickens, Bleak House (1852-3) --
What are Mr. Hale's 'doubts'? --
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South (1854-5) --
Name Games --
Where does Sydney Carton get his chloroform? --
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1859) --
Why doesn't Laura tell her own story? --
Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (1859-60) --
Why was Pip not invited to Joe's wedding? --
Charles Dickens, Great Expectations (1860-1) --
Should we change the end of the The Mill on the Floss? --
George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss (1860) --
How long is Alice in Wonderland for? --
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) --
Does Dickens know his train signals? --
Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend (1864-5) --
Is Franklin Blake a thief and a rapist? --
Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone (1868) --
Elms, limes, or does it matter? --
George Eliot, Middlemarch (1871-2) --
How criminal is Melmotte and when is he criminalized? --
Anthony Trollope, The Way We Live Now (1875) --
Jules Verne and the English Sunday --
Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days (1872) --
What happens to Jim's family? --
Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn (1884) --
What English novel is Anna reading? --
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina (1877) --
Why are there no public conveniences in Casterbridge? --
Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886) --
Cabinets and detectives --
A. Conan Doyle, 'A Scandal in Bohemia' (1892) --
Why isn't everyone a vampire? --
Bram Stoker, Dracula (1897).
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: John Sutherland.
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Presents 34 literary puzzles in a sequel to the author's bestselling works. This book presents the Victorian drug habits, railway systems, sanitation and dentistry that shed light on the motives and  Read more...

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Sutherland puts humanity and the human, logic and curiosity, back into criticism ... His respect for the realism of texts inspires, inspirits and delights. Valentine Cunningham

 
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