The Evil Geniusby Wilkie Collins
The Evil Genius is the story of divorce and remarriage, unfaithfulness, but above all, children battered helplessly on the storms of their parents' passions. Kitty is the child of
William Wilkie Collins' best-known works are The Woman in White (1859), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866), and The Moonstone (1868), considered the first modern English detective novel.
The Evil Genius is the story of divorce and remarriage, unfaithfulness, but above all, children battered helplessly on the storms of their parents' passions. 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 the Kitty's ill-fated governess Sydney Westerfield, a girl thrown aside in the grand tradition of Jane Eyre and David Copperfield.
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- Product dimensions:
- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)
Meet the Author
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.