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
Basil by Wilkie Collins, first published in 1852.
Basil is the younger son of a proud, stern father and comes of an ancient, noble family.
He has a devoted younger sister, Clara, and a wild but... More > good-natured older brother, Ralph. Travelling home, on impulse by omnibus, Basil falls in love at first sight with Margaret Sherwin, a linen-draper's daughter.
He follows her home to the newly-built suburbs north of Regent's Park and, after contriving a meeting, asks her father for permission to marry; but because of his own father's certain opposition, the marriage should be kept secret. Mr Sherwin agrees on condition that the marriage takes place within the week but is not consummated for one year, since Margaret is only just seventeen.
The delay will give Basil time to persuade his father to accept the marriage, and he cannot be forced to withdraw from it. The marriage duly takes place and Basil spends the next few months visiting Margaret every evening.< Less
An upstanding young man falls in love with a beautiful daughter of a tradesman--but cannot marry her, not because of their inequality in class, but because she is sexually immoral. Basil includes an... More > irredeemable villain, letters and a manuscript from various characters, and detailed descriptions of the English countryside< Less
William Wilkie Collins was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. Collins was born into the... More > family of painter William Collins in London.-Wikipedia< Less
Basil was one of the greatest figures in Caesarea, Mazaca in Cappadocia, Asia Minor, which is now called Turkey.
Basil of Caesarea was born in 329 Ad in Caesarea. He is also called Saint Basil the... More > Great. Basil was the bishop of Caesarea.
There are ample records in the Christian history that Basil was a highly influential theologian. He was in favour of Nicene Creed. He was sternly against the Heresies of the early Christian church.< Less