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Published: 13 December 2016

208 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198769743

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Conspicuous Silences

Implicature and Fictionality in the Victorian Novel

Ruth Rosaler

Oxford English Monographs

  • Examines Victorian novels in which pivotal events are left inexplicit for hundreds of pages at a time, but are nonetheless evident to the reader
  • Explores the impact that central, sustained implicatures have on a reader's experience of a novel
  • Concentrates on texts by Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Frances Trollope, Anthony Trollope, Wilkie Collins, and M. E. Braddon

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