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Surprise: The Poetics of the Unexpected from Milton to Austen
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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780801453694
 
from Cornell Univ Pr (May 12, 2015)
9780801453694 | details & prices | 269 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $49.95
About: Today, in the era of the spoiler alert, "surprise" in fiction is primarily associated with an unexpected plot twist, but in earlier usage, the word had darker and more complex meanings.