Who Betrays Elizabeth Bennet?: Further Puzzles in Classic Fiction

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In this sequel to his popular works Is Heathcliff a Murderer? and Can Jane Eyre Be Happy?, John Sutherland unravels thirty-four new literary puzzles, once again combining erudition with bold investigative speculation. In addition to these new conundrums, Professor Sutherland revisits some
previous puzzles with the help of readers who offer their own ingenious solutions and who set fresh puzzles for exploration. Victorian drug habits, railway systems, sanitation and dentistry are only a few of the details that shed light on the motives and circumstances of some of literature's most
famous characters. Elizabeth Bennet, Betsey Trotwood, Count Dracula, Anna Karenina, Alice and many more come under the spotlight in John Sutherland's highly entertaining collection. Bringing good humor and good sense back to literary criticism, Who Betrays Elizabeth Bennet? offers scintillating
forensic exercises that are as compelling as the plots they dissect.

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In his intriguing series of Puzzles in classic literature Sutherland explores such intriguing questions as “Can Jane Eyre be happy?”, “How good an oarswoman is Maggie Tulliver?”, “Is Daniel Deronda circumcised?” and “Does Bottom cuckold Oberon?”. قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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Amusing analysis of plot holes, problems and inconsistencies in well known literature. قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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Who has Susan been talking to?
9
What do we know about Frances Price the first?
23
Why is the monster yellow?
39
How many siblings has Dobbin?
55
Does Carker have false teeth?
78
Lucy Snowe cementmixer
87
How does Ruth end up in Wales?
102
What is Henry Esmonds great scheme?
108
Where does Sydney Carton get his chloroform?
149
Why doesnt Laura tell her own story?
161
Why was Pip not invited to Joes wedding?
168
Should we change the end of the The Mill
175
How long is Alice in Wonderland for?
182
Does Dickens know his train signals?
185
How criminal is Melmotte and when is
202
What happens to Jims family?
215

What kills Lady Dedlock?
115
What are Mr Hales doubts?
128
Name Games
139
Cabinets and detectives
232
Notes 45
254
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نبذة عن المؤلف (1999)


John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College, London.

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