კატეგორია: ინგლისურენოვანი წიგნები/English Books
გამომცემლობა: BANTAM CLASSIC
გამოცემის თარიღი: 2006
სტატუსი: არ არის გაყიდვაში
In Bleak House a character dies via an unusual method — spontaneous combustion. The unfortunate character to meet this fate is Krook, the brother of Mrs. Smallweed.
George Henry Lewes, a writer for the Leader, complained in his February 1853 column that people just didn’t suddenly burst into flame. Dickens responded by writing a coroner’s inquest into the next segment of Bleak House. In the book Krook’s death was investigated and authorities on spontaneous combustion were cited to prove that the the phenomena really did exist.
Spontaneous combustion was a good literary device to demonstrate that passionate forces can lie within us. However, despite the fact that a Bleak House inquest “proved” that people can spontaneously combust, this idea is not taken seriously today.