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Wilkie Collins Series Twenty Three: The Guilty River
     

Wilkie Collins Series Twenty Three: The Guilty River

by Wilkie Collins
 
Gerard Roylake returns from Germany on the death of his father to take up his inheritance at Trimley Deen. On his first evening he walks to the nearby River Loke and recognises his childhood friend, Cristel Toller, the miller's daughter. He also meets a deaf man living at the mill known only as The Lodger. Gerard's stepmother, meanwhile, is keen to introduce him to

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Gerard Roylake returns from Germany on the death of his father to take up his inheritance at Trimley Deen. On his first evening he walks to the nearby River Loke and recognises his childhood friend, Cristel Toller, the miller's daughter. He also meets a deaf man living at the mill known only as The Lodger. Gerard's stepmother, meanwhile, is keen to introduce him to local society and in particular to her friend Lady Rachel's sister.

Gerard and Cristel gradually fall in love, incurring the Lodger's jealousy. He is obsessed with Cristel and loans Gerard a manuscript which describes his fear of inherited evil (from both his father and grandfather) as well as his study of medicine, illness and subsequent deafness. Pretending friendship, the Lodger invites Gerard to tea with the real intention of poisoning him. Despite warnings, the naive Gerard accepts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105388590
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
01/10/2013
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,223,364
File size:
545 KB

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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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