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Suspense in the English novel from Jane Austen to Joseph Conrad

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Because of critical neglect, there is no established terminology to describe techniques of suspense. Borrowing from Aristotle, Koestler, and others, a new body of concepts is suggested and importantly, a distinction of tense is established, between types of suspense which relate to the narrative past, present, and future. The classical world's intuition of a connection between mental uncertainty and the physical state of hanging has conditioned Western man's notion of narrative suspense until...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
University College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature

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Publication date:
1982
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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ora:2890

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