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Basil By Wilkie Collins
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Basil (1852) is the second novel written by British author Wilkie Collins Basil, son of a father who values the family pedigree and who would not let him marry below his station, falls in love at... More > first sight with a girl he sees on a bus. He follows her and discovers she is Margaret Sherwin, only daughter of a linen draper. He persuades her father to let him marry her secretly. He agrees on the condition, that, as his daughter is only seventeen, they live apart for the first year. At first the secret works, but then the mysterious Mannion, whose emotions cannot be read in his face, returns from abroad. On the last night of the year Basil follows Margaret and Mannion and discovers them in flagrante delicto.< Less
Jezebel's Daughter By Wilkie Collins
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Jezebel's Daughter ,by Wilkie Collins, is a novel published in 1880 ,based on the 1858 play, The Red Vial. The novel is notable for the way it handles the treatment of lunatics and the mentally... More > retarded; and for the creation of a female character who is effective both in business and as a philanthropist The plot centres around the firm of Wagner, Keller and Engelman, which has offices in London and Frankurt. After the death of her husband, Mrs Wagner becomes senior partner Ager to continue her late husband’s philanthropic activities, she befriends Jack Straw, an inmate of Bedlam, and takes him to live with her in order to prove that ‘lunatics’ are not beyond redemption. . The plot revolves around the use of poisons and includes forensic details applicable to detective fiction.< Less

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