OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Basil

ISBN : 9780199536702

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Author: 
Wilkie Collins; Dorothy Goldman
Pages
320 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
128 x 195 mm
Pub date
Jul 2008
Series
Oxford World's Classics
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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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About the author: 

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

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