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When Great Novels Have Bad Endings
Joan Acocella: "After the scalding passion of Catherine and Heathcliff, who cares about the amorous back-and-forths of their uninteresting children? Yet this occupies half of the book. ... But the novel with the most shockingly bad ending is our country's greatest novel, Huckleberry Finn." The New Yorker 11/27/12
Posted November 28, 2012 12:44 AM




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