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Armadale
     

Armadale

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by W. Wilkie Collins, Catharine Peters (Editor)
 

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TheAthenaeum reviewer of Armadale(1866)was only one of many contemporary critics horrified by Lydia Gwilt, the bigamist, husband-prisoner and laudanum addict whose intrgues spur the plot of this most sensational of Victorian "sensational novels". When Miss Gwilt flings herself from the first-class deck of a Thames steamer, her attempted suicide sets off

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TheAthenaeum reviewer of Armadale(1866)was only one of many contemporary critics horrified by Lydia Gwilt, the bigamist, husband-prisoner and laudanum addict whose intrgues spur the plot of this most sensational of Victorian "sensational novels". When Miss Gwilt flings herself from the first-class deck of a Thames steamer, her attempted suicide sets off events that lead to Allan Armadale inheriting Thorpe-Ambrose in Norfolk, romantic rivalries, espionage, counter-espionage and greedy plans for murder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199538157
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
880
Sales rank:
641,385
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

William Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 - 23 September 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and writer of short stories. He was hugely popular in his time, and wrote 27 novels, more than 50 short stories, at least 15 plays, and over 100 pieces of non-fiction work. His best-known works are The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale and No Name.

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Armadale 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading The Woman in White, No Name and The Moonstone, I became a huge Wilkie Collins fan. I, too, stumbled on this book by accident and read it out of my appreciation for his writing style and the way Collins works up a good drama. I was not disappointed. This book has the best writing and most-developed plot as compared to his other novels. It kept me on the edge of my seat and reading long after I should have gone to bed. It is a long read (thank goodness) and I was sorely disappointed when the story finally came to a conclusion. If I could only be so lucky as to find another book as enjoyable as this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sadly, this was pretty bad. Written mostly as a diary, there wasn't enough dialogue between characters. Too much description, diary reading. Strange, because when Collins was dying and couldn't finish his last novel "Blind Love" he asked another author to finish it for him with lots of dialogue. My recommendations are the first in a series of mysteries.
Magdalena25 More than 1 year ago
After reading the Moonstone and Woman in White I became a huge Wilkie Collins fan. The storyline is amazing and quite thick. Its a little long due to the fact that it was first published as a serial work but it's worth it and the ending is quite explosive and satisfying.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I stumpled accross this book and bought it by chance, I began to read it as a challenge due to it's length and style but found after the first few pages utterly engaging. I think the most beautiful aspect of this book is the authors character construction, it is timeless and empathetic and very intellegent. One of the best books I have honestly ever read with an intriguing facinating plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite a long, but not rambling novel. None of Wilkie Collins stories are--they gallop along with the plots gathering momentum as they progress. This one is full of odd and interesting occurances, plot twists, and twisted, coniving, complicated characters.
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