In Narrative and its Nonevents (UVA Press) Glatt looks beyond the text to dissect what doesn’t happen in the plot. Starting with the question, why did the author choose this ending or outcome? Glatt looks at various books by Victorian authors including Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, and Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations to better understand the alternative possibilities or unwritten plots as Glatt calls it. Narrative and its Nonevents invites readers to be active participants in the narrative construction process.