TITLE

A Victim in Search of a Torturer: Reading Masochism in Wilkie Collins's No Name

AUTHOR(S)
Jones, Anna
PUB. DATE
March 2000
SOURCE
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring2000, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p196
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Discusses the notion of masochism as depicted in the book `No Name,' by Wilkie Collins. Problem encountered by critics and novel readers in the book; Discussion on the parameters of generic language; Criticisms on the book.
ACCESSION #
4276051

 

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