The Evil Geniusby Wilkie Collins
Kitty is the child of Herbert and Catherine Linley, a spoiled, coddled little girl who is at the same time-in the tradition of all Victorian children-adorable. The Evil Genius begins with the story of Kitty's ill-fated governess Sydney Westerfield, a girl thrown aside in the grand tradition of Jane Eyre and David Copperfield. And now an "evil genius" is threatening to rip apart the fabric of the Linley home. Who is it, and why? Is it the orphaned young governess, Sydney, for whom the father lusts? The brother-in-law who appears to help everyone but often succeeds in making things worse? The meddling mother-in-law whose good-intentioned interferences lead to greater heartache? The disloyal father? Or perhaps it is the unassuming daughter.
Meet the Author
Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist who critics often credit with the invention of the English detective novel. He is best known as the author of Moonstone, The Woman in White, No Name, and Armadale.
John Bolen brings his extensive theater, film, and television experience to audiobooks. His recent television appearances include CIA: Masters of Deception on the Discovery Channel, and his recent film work includes The Land and The Inn Outside the World.
- Date of Birth:
- December 8, 1824
- Date of Death:
- September 23, 1889
- Place of Birth:
- London, England
- Place of Death:
- London, England
- Studied law at Lincoln¿s Inn, London
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This book has every possible Victorian cliche from the abandoned, unloved child to the cheating but repentant husband. It is just too melodramatic. There are so many better examples of this genre. It is a title best left to diehard fans of Wilkie Collins.