Edited by Dorothy Goldman
Part of the Oxford World's Classics series
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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- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 10/07/2008
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780199536702