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Basil

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ISBN-10: 0199536708

ISBN-13: 9780199536702

Edition: 2008

Authors: Wilkie Collins, Dorothy Goldman

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In Basil's secret and unconsummated marriage to Margaret Sherwin, and the consequent horrors of betrayal, insanity, and death, Collins reveals the bustling, commercial London of the first half of the nineteenth century. Collins' treatment of adultery shocked contemporary reviewers, and even today the passionate and lurid atmosphere he created has the power to disturb the modern reader.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Wilkie Collins was born in London, England on January 8, 1824. He worked first in business and then law, but eventually turned to literature. During his lifetime, he wrote 30 novels, more than 60 short stories, at least 14 plays, and more than 100 non-fiction pieces. His works include Antonia, The Woman in White, The Moonstone, The Haunted Hotel, and Heart and Science. He was a close friend of Charles Dickens and collaborated with him. He died on September 23, 1889.