Basil

Basil

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by Wilkie Collins
     
 

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Basil was published in 1852 and dedicated to Charles Ward. It was Collins's second full-length work of fiction and first contemporary novel. In the introduction, he warns the reader that he has 'not hesitated to violate the conventionalities of sentimental fiction.' Basil is sometimes regarded as an early example of, if not the first, sensation novel. The author… See more details below

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Basil was published in 1852 and dedicated to Charles Ward. It was Collins's second full-length work of fiction and first contemporary novel. In the introduction, he warns the reader that he has 'not hesitated to violate the conventionalities of sentimental fiction.' Basil is sometimes regarded as an early example of, if not the first, sensation novel. The author also declares his interest in drama, 'Believing that the Novel and the Play are twin-sisters in the family of Fiction.'

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ISBN-13:
2940016579139
Publisher:
Randall Sanders Publishing Co.
Publication date:
04/19/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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