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Basil by Wilkie Collins

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Basil by Wilkie Collins

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Set in early 19th century London, this story by the author of "The Woman in White" describes the anguish and betrayal resulting from a secret and unconsummated marriage. This edition is based on the 1862 revised text and accompanying notes include some of Collins' more important alterations.


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. This book is intended for general, students and teachers of Victorian fiction, women's studies.

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SKU GOR005984467
Title Basil
Author By (author) Wilkie Collins
Contributor Volume editor Dorothy Goldman
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Oxford University Press
Year Published 1990
Page Number 396
ISBN 0192821954
ISBN13 9780192821959
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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