Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorVitanza, Dianna M.
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Tanya Fay.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of English.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T19:36:10Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T19:36:10Z
dc.date.copyright2010-12
dc.date.issued2011-01-05T19:36:10Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8073
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. ).en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explains how sensation novelists Ellen Wood, Charles Reade, Wilkie Collins, and M.E. Braddon use secondary narratives, or metanarratives, as defined by critic Gerard Genette, to create textual suspense. These four novelists use metanarratives that suspend the main narrative and allow the narrator to interact with the reader to foster moral reform or urge the reader to solve the novel's mysteries. Chapters 2 and 3 discuss Wood and Reade's use of metanarratives to fulfill their objective of personal and social moral reform. Chapters 4 and 5 focus on Collins and Braddon's placement of textual clues in metanarratives which help the reader solve mysteries and puzzles while increasing the author's popularity.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Tanya Fay Baker.en
dc.format.extent42154 bytes
dc.format.extent378827 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectMetanarrative.en
dc.subjectSuspense.en
dc.subjectSensation novel.en
dc.subjectGerard Genette.en
dc.subjectWilkie Collins.en
dc.subjectMary Elizabeth Braddon.en
dc.subjectEllen Wood.en
dc.subjectCharles Reade.en
dc.subjectMoral reform.en
dc.titleMetanarrative suspense in four sensation novels.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.A.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access.en
dc.rights.accessrightsAccess changed 6-21-13.
dc.contributor.departmentEnglish.en


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record