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
Basil, a hippo-like gentle beast, is enjoying his day in the sun when the Foo, cousin to a parrot, lands on his tail. The Foo refuses to leave and Basil has to use his peaceful ingenuity to persuade... More > the Foo to let him return to his pleasures.
An illustrated story for young children 3-8.< Less