Basil

Basil

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by Wilkie Collins
     
 

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In BASIL'S secret and unconsummated marriage to Margaret Sherwin, the linen-draper's sexually precocious daughter, and the consequent shocks and horrors of betrayal, insanity, and death, Collins reveals the bustling, commercial London of the first half of the nineteenth century wreaking its vengeance on a still powerful aristocratic world. But although BASIL himself

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In BASIL'S secret and unconsummated marriage to Margaret Sherwin, the linen-draper's sexually precocious daughter, and the consequent shocks and horrors of betrayal, insanity, and death, Collins reveals the bustling, commercial London of the first half of the nineteenth century wreaking its vengeance on a still powerful aristocratic world. But although BASIL himself does not recognize them, the story forces other conflicts on the reader's attention-between man's sexual and romantic needs and between men's and women's sexuality.

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"[A] characteristically chilling work by the master of Victorian suspense."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105671845
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
04/14/2012
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
700 KB

Meet the Author

Wilkie Collins (January 8, 1824-September 23, 1889) was the author of thirty novels, more than sixty short stories, fourteen plays (including an adaptation of The Moonstone), and more than one hundred nonfiction pieces. His best-known works are The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 8, 1824
Date of Death:
September 23, 1889
Place of Birth:
London, England
Place of Death:
London, England
Education:
Studied law at Lincoln¿s Inn, London

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Basil 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
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I am amazing. Lets get it organized. Bios, the actual place, what kind of rp, etc. Should we keep it highschool? Or, college? Highschool would be better though.
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Sits and wonders about things. Big things. Important things. <p> Like why his attention span is so short. <p> Or if he'll ever finish his lightsaber. <p> Then he begins to wonder what exactly he was wnodering about. Then he looks at threepio and wonders what the heck hes trying to say.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to cruise ship res 1. The adventure awaits! SILVER STAR CRUISE SHIP! The better side of life Restricted
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After 11:00. . . >o<
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I need to talk to Nicholas. Love, whenever you can, OT, please. Thank you. - Hush.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hops down and siits on a rock in a field.
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Redirect all their firepower at the Wookies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quietly talks with lt.Thire and cpl.alpha
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Summons all his energy and the energy of those around him and uses it to virtually render the station useless. Light fixtures explode, wires catch on fire, droids turn hostile, and airlocks are ripped open.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lava erupts near Tylers V Wing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At 'Zop', All results. First result is the instructions, Second is the Application Book, and in the thrd, you are told wether you made it in or not, and then the title of the book you go to is provided for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flies to endor (gtgbbl)
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Can someone define a rebel?
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Diantria walked in.
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He gies up to the left side and shocks one of the stormtroopers. ((Suddenly wishing astromech droids could do more...))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She sprints up next to the commander, jogging beside him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What does rp mean? Btw my bros loooovve star wars! And its Mace Windu, jsuk!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She looks around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know. I'll get it up soon.)))