Monthly Archives: March 2011

Naming and Violence in Bleak House

Naming and Violence in Bleak House Introduction As Vladimir Nabokov points out,(69) Charles Dickens’ masterpiece, Bleak House consists of three main themes: first, the court of Chancery which revolves around the never-ending suit of Jarndyce and Jarndyce; second, miserable children … Continue reading

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Misogyny and Patriarchy in Lady Audley’s Secret

(1) Introduction The Victorian critics were scathing about the sensation novels as they portray “dangerous” women whose sexuality and affects are uncontrolled. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon includes such factors and was “one of the best-selling novels, not … Continue reading

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