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Eminent Victorians

Eminent Victorians

2003 ·
·3.75·1,623 Ratings ·300 Pages
“ If your life's work can be accomplished in your lifetime, you're not thinking big enough. ” ― Wes Jackson
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  • Elizabeth and Essex

    2002·
    ·3.79·345 Ratings
    One of the most famous and baffling romances in history-between Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex-began in May of 1587, when she was fifty-three and he was just shy of twenty. Their relationship continued until 1601, when th
  • Queen Victoria

    2002·
    ·3.82·858 Ratings
    This is the definitive biography of Britain’s greatest monarch, who “was hailed at once as the mother of her people and as the embodied symbol of their imperial greatness.” “One of the surpassingly beautiful prose achievements of our time” (Chic
  • Can Jane Eyre Be Happy?: More Puzzles in Classic Fiction

    2000·
    ·3.53·167 Ratings
    The exciting sequel to the enormously successful Is Heathcliff A Murderer?, John Sutherland's latest collection of literary puzzles, Can Jane Eyre Be Happy?, turns up unexpected and brain-teasing aspects of the range of canonical British and American fict
  • So You Think You Know Jane Austen?

    2005·
    ·3.7·151 Ratings
    How well do you really know your favorite author? In this new book, ace literary detective turned quizmaster John Sutherland and Austen buff Deirdre Le Faye challenge you to find out. Starting with easy, factual questions that test how well you remember a
  • The Shooting Party

    2004·
    ·3.93·770 Ratings
    Anton Chekhov's only full-length novel, this Penguin Classics edition of The Shooting Party is translated and edited by Ronald Wilks, with an introduction by John Sutherland.The Shooting Party centers on Olga, the pretty young daughter of a drunken forest
  • Is Heathcliff a Murderer?: Great Puzzles in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

    1996·
    ·3.75·201 Ratings
    In this quirky and intriguing book, John Sutherland has conveniently gathered together thirty-four nagging little questions, puzzles, errors, and enigmas from some of the best-loved examples of Victorian fiction. Readers often have stumbled upon seeming m
  • How to Read a Novel

    2006·
    ·3.05·249 Ratings
    "Do we still know how to read a novel?" John Sutherland, Chairman of the 2005 Booker Prize Committee, asks. His disheartened answer is an unequivocal, "No." But Sutherland has not given up hope. With acerbic wit and intellect, he traces the history of wha
  • Who Betrays Elizabeth Bennet?: Further Puzzles in Classic Fiction

    1999·
    ·3.61·146 Ratings
    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,
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