Can Jane Eyre Be Happy? (Paperback)
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‘Wonderful…concise, witty, effortlessly learned.’ Sunday Times
How does Magwitch swim to shore with a great iron on his leg? Where does Fanny Hill keep her contraceptives? Whose side is Hawkeye on? And how does Clarissa Dalloway get home so quickly?
In this new edition sequel to the enormously successful Is Heathcliff a Murderer?, John Sutherland plays literary detective and investigates 32 literary conundrums, ranging from Daniel Defoe to Virginia Woolf.
As in its universally loved predecessor, the questions and answers are ingenious and convincing, and return the reader with new respect to the great novels that inspire them.
‘Sutherland is not simply a sleuth, but a sympathetic alternative author; less pedant, in fact, than poet’