Heart and Science (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Heart and Science (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Wilkie Collins
     
 

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Bright young doctor Ovid Vere changes his plans after the beautiful girl he follows one night turns out to be his step-cousin Carmina. Though she inherits a fortune, she must obey her father’s dying wish and live with Ovid’s mother. Ovid and Carmina fall in love despite her troubling fainting spells and his mother’s attempts to keep them apart

Overview


Bright young doctor Ovid Vere changes his plans after the beautiful girl he follows one night turns out to be his step-cousin Carmina. Though she inherits a fortune, she must obey her father’s dying wish and live with Ovid’s mother. Ovid and Carmina fall in love despite her troubling fainting spells and his mother’s attempts to keep them apart. There’s more trouble ahead—in addition to this “heart-centered” plot, Collins also offers up a grimmer scientific one, featuring neurologist Nathan Benjulia, whose experimental use of live animals allows Collins to champion the antivivisectionist cause.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411458765
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
544
File size:
499 KB

Meet the Author


William Wilkie Collins (1824–1889) was considered the “godfather” of the detective novel. His “sensation novels” brought Collins great popularity in the Victorian era. He also focused on serious social and domestic issues. Collins published thirty novels (including The Woman in White), more than sixty short stories, and over a dozen plays, in addition to numerous nonfiction pieces.

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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