Edited by Jason David Hall
'The power that I have dreamed of all my life is mine at last!'
With its intricate plot and memorable characters, Jezebel's Daughter is reminiscent of Collins's blockbusters The Woman in White and Armadale, this suspenseful case study in villainy is set against the financial world of 1820s Frankfurt and tells the story of two widows, one of them devoted to realizing her husband's social reforms, the other equally devoted to the pursuit of her daughter's happiness.
To listen to Jason Hall, editor of the Oxford World’s Classics edition, introduce Jezebel's Daughter and Wilkie Collins's life and work, click on the links below.
The Representation of Women in Jezebel's Daughter
Social Reform in Jezebel’s Daughter
The Interview in Full