Poor Miss Finch

Poor Miss Finch

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by Wilkie Collins
     
 

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Wilkie Collins's intriguing story about a blind girl, Lucilla Finch, and the identical twins who both fall in love with her, has the exciting complications of his better-known novels, but it also overturns conventional expectations. Using a background of myth and fairy-tale to expand the boundaries of nineteenth-century realist fiction, Collins not only takes a blind…  See more details below

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Wilkie Collins's intriguing story about a blind girl, Lucilla Finch, and the identical twins who both fall in love with her, has the exciting complications of his better-known novels, but it also overturns conventional expectations. Using a background of myth and fairy-tale to expand the boundaries of nineteenth-century realist fiction, Collins not only takes a blind person as his central character but also explores the idea of blindness and its implications. His sensitive presentation of the difficulties, disappointments, and occasional delights which follow the recovery of sight by someone blind since infancy is still one of the best accounts in fiction of a problem which continues to intrigue philosophers, psychologists, and the general public, as it has done since it was first discussed by Locke and Berkeley in the eighteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192836991
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/01/1900
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Catherine Peters edited Collins: Armdale and Hide and Seek for World's Classics.

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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Poor Miss Finch 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a nice change from the usual Collins mystery. He concentrates on the characters and their reaction to events going on around them. The reader knows who is doing what to whom the for the better part of the book. The only mystery is how the characters will all end up. As dull as this may sound, it is really quite good. This is definitely worth reading if you are a fan of Collins' work.
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