Man and Wife

Man and Wife

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by Wilkie Collins
     
 

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Man and Wife (1870) combines the fast pace and sensational plot structure of Collins's most famous novels with a biting attack on the inequitable marriage laws in Victorian Britain. At its centre is the plight of a woman who fears that the archaic marriage laws of Scotland and Ireland may have forced her into committing unintentional bigamy. As the novel…  See more details below

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Man and Wife (1870) combines the fast pace and sensational plot structure of Collins's most famous novels with a biting attack on the inequitable marriage laws in Victorian Britain. At its centre is the plight of a woman who fears that the archaic marriage laws of Scotland and Ireland may have forced her into committing unintentional bigamy. As the novel progresses, the atmosphere grows increasingly sinister when the setting moves from a country house to a London suburb and a world of confinement, plotting, and murder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192836960
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
688
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

William Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 - 23 September 1889) was an English novelist.

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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