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Published: 14 January 2016

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780198703211

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Jezebel's Daughter

Wilkie Collins
Edited by Jason David Hall

Oxford World's Classics

  • The only critical edition of Wilkie Collins's sensational tale of a scheming widow, willing to go to any lengths to secure her future and that of her daughter
  • Set in Germany, the novel features an intricate plot, memorable characters, and a climactic set-piece in the Frankfurt 'Deadhouse'
  • The novel's plot hinges on the battle between two strong women, and evokes the Victorian fascination with experimental science and medicine, and attitudes to madness and disability
  • The introduction considers the novel's fascination with science and the female poisoner, its relationship to Collins's other fiction and its sensational aspects, part crime mystery, part horror story
  • Includes a chronology of the author, select bibliography, and useful notes

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