Can Jane Eyre be Happy?

Can Jane Eyre be Happy? : More Puzzles in Classic Fiction

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In response to appeals from readers and reviewers to "Is Heathcliff A Murderer?", the collection of 19th-century literary anomalies, enigmas and mysteries, John Sutherland turns up more unexpected and brain-teasing aspects from the British and American canon. With bold speculation he investigates 35 literary conundrums, ranging from Daniel Defoe to James Joyce: why does Robinson Crusoe find only "one" footprint? How does Magwitch swim to shore with a great iron on his leg? What is Croy's "unspeakable offence" in "The Wings of the Dove" ? Why don't the Rochesters get a divorce? And who moved the piano in Ulysess ? These questions are answered and the author aims to return the reader with new respect to the great novels that inspire them.show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 116 x 182 x 16mm | 140g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 019283309X
  • 9780192833099

About J. A. Sutherland

John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College, London. He has edited a number of World's Classics, including works by Anthony Trollope, Jack London, and Thackeray, and is the author of the best-selling Is Heathcliff a Murderer? Puzzles in 19th-Century Fiction (W/C, 1996).show more

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