The Law and the Lady

The Law and the Lady

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by W. Wilkie Collins, Jenny Bourne Taylor
     
 

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Probably the first full-length novel with a woman detective as its heroine, The Law and the Lady (1875) is a fascinating example of Collins' later fiction. Valeria Valerie Woodville's first act as a married woman is to sign her name incorrectly in the marriage register; this slip is followed by a gradual disclosure of secrets about her husband's earlier life, each

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Probably the first full-length novel with a woman detective as its heroine, The Law and the Lady (1875) is a fascinating example of Collins' later fiction. Valeria Valerie Woodville's first act as a married woman is to sign her name incorrectly in the marriage register; this slip is followed by a gradual disclosure of secrets about her husband's earlier life, each of which leads to another set of questions and enigmas. Developing many of the techniques at work in The Moonstone in bizarre and unexpected ways, and employing both Gothic and fantastic elements, The Law and the Lady adds a significant dimension to the history of the detective novel.
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ISBN-13:
9780199538164
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
705,694
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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The Law and the Lady: A Novel 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to skip whole paragraphs but i couldnt put it down! I really like this story, i liked the twists and developement of the characters and to find out that i had guessed right over who done it :)
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Could not read
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This book is riddled with errors. I could barely stand to read on page if it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are too many errors in the book to make this an enjoyable read. That is a pity because this Collins is an enjoyable author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a scanned document and is unreadable!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A simple spell check would fix most of the typos. If this is what Google does to books, I want no part of it. I was too busy deciphering the words to follow the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The copy downloaded to my Nook had a lot of repeat sections. I had to keep fast forwarding through the pages to find where I should actually be to continue with the story. I liked the story but was frustrated with the parts that were repeated sometimes 6 or 7 times per section.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this book good?