THE EVIL GENIUS
A DOMESTIC STORY
By Wilkie Collins
Affectionately Dedicated to Holman Hunt
Library JournalReleased in 1886, Collins's Victorian soap opera focuses on Kitty Linley, a child whose father dies in disgrace and whose mother abandons her for another marriage. Kitty is tossed into a school where she, of course, is treated brutally. A governess is hired to raise her, but her stepfather falls for the woman, bringing yet more misery into the girl's life. Collins is always popular. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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The Evil Genius. based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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.