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Published: 11 December 2008

688 Pages


ISBN: 9780199538171

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Man and Wife

Wilkie Collins
Edited with an introduction by Norman Page

Oxford World's Classics

  • The only critical edition available
  • With an introduction explaining the significance of the novel in the 1860s and as part of the sensation nove genre, the texts portrayal of women and marriage laws, and the relationship between this work and Collinss other writing including The Moonstone and Man and Wife.
  • Includes a select bibliography of further reading, and chronology of Wilkie Collins life and writing
  • Contains comprehensive explanatory notes, highlighting important contextual, historical, and literary references throughout the text
  • The novel combines convincing social commentary with the pace and sensationalism for which Collins is so popular

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