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Published: 25 March 2009

272 Pages | 11 b/w illus.

ISBN: 9780199556113

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Wilkie Collins (Authors in Context)

Lyn Pykett

Oxford World's Classics

  • Part of the Authors in Context series within OWC, Wilkie Collins is a lively, accessible, and critically topical exploration of Collins's novels in relation to the age in which he lived, and in modern contexts such as the stage and television.
  • The book has critically useful discussions of Collins's major novels in relation to the law and criminality, especially the Victorian marriage and divorce laws, gender roles, the family, class and social mobility, empire and imperialism, and science and psychology.
  • Popularity of Collins's novels, and sensation fiction, makes the book timely, and recent adaptations such as Lloyd Webber's stage version of The Woman in White are discussed.
  • Includes a chronology of Wilkie Collins, further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index.

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