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Appendices of contextual material include contemporary reviews, Carroll, Cobbe and others on the vivisection debate of the 1870s, Collins’s letters, and R. Browning’s anti-vivisectionist poems.
Dr. Ovid Vere first caught sight of the love of his life the day before he was due to leave for the Mediterranean. He caught sight of her in the street and followed her to a concert, where she fainted. What could he do? He was a doctor, after all; he had to help her. That's how he learned that she was Carmina Graywell, his mother's niece from Italy, accompanied by her old nurse, Teresa. Carmina's father, Robert, had just died leaving her to be brought up by Mrs. Gallilee in London. That was before life got complicated, but the complications that were to come of that moment would vex them both for so long.
A Note on the Text
Photographs of Collins's Manuscript
Wilkie Collins: A Brief Chronology
Heart and Science
Appendix A: Reviews of Heart and Science
Appendix B: The Vivisection Debate of the 1870s and 1880s
Appendix C: Frances Power Cobbe’s Account of the Ferrier Trial
Appendix D: Author’s letters about Heart and Science
Appendix E: From A.C. Swinburne’s Obituary Notice on Collins
Appendix F: The Times’s Notice of Professor Helmholtz’s Visit to London, 12 April 1881
Appendix G: Belgravia serial part divisions and corresponding page numbers in this edition
Appendix H: Robert Browning’s Anti-vivisectionist poems