Writing Death and Absence in the Victorian Novel

Engraved Narratives

  • Authors
  • Jolene Zigarovich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jolene Zigarovich
    Pages 1-22
  3. Jolene Zigarovich
    Pages 85-117
  4. Jolene Zigarovich
    Pages 139-156
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 157-199

About this book


This book asks why Brontë, Dickens, and Collins saw the narrative act as a series of textual murders and resurrections? Drawing on theorists such as Derrida, Blanchot, and de Man, Zigarovich maintains that narrating death was important to the understanding of absence, separation, and displacement in an industrial and destabilized culture.


Charles Dickens Jacques Derrida Narrative Victorian era

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