Basil

Paperback | August 10, 2008

byWilkie CollinsEditorDorothy Goldman

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In Basil's secret and unconsummated marriage to the linen-draper's sexually precocious daughter, and the shocking betrayal, insanity, and death that follow, Collins reveals the bustling, commercial London of the nineteenth century wreaking its vengeance on a still powerful aristocratic world. Contemporary reviewers vehemently disapproved of this explicit treatment of adultery; and even today the passionate and lurid atmosphere he creates still has the power to disturb the reader.

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In Basil's secret and unconsummated marriage to the linen-draper's sexually precocious daughter, and the shocking betrayal, insanity, and death that follow, Collins reveals the bustling, commercial London of the nineteenth century wreaking its vengeance on a still powerful aristocratic world. Contemporary reviewers vehemently disappro...

Dorothy Goldman, Deputy Director, School of Continuing Education, University of Kent

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.63 inPublished:August 10, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199536708

ISBN - 13:9780199536702

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