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Overview

Blind Love by Wilkie Collins

Unjustly neglected tale of Victorian master storyteller's later period. 'Blind love' of Iris Henley for notorious Lord Harry Norland has inexorable consequences leading to fiendish crime. Based on a real-life case, enlivened by Collins' intricate plotting and colorful characters. 16 full-page illustrations by A. Forestier. Preface by Walter Besant.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781727214963
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/10/2018
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

William Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 - 23 September 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. His best-known works are The Woman in White (1859), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The last is considered the first modern English detective novel.

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

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

  • Historical Context: The Irish Question
    Wilkie Collins’s Response to the Irish Question
    Anglo-Saxon vs. Celt: The Imperialist Agenda
    Wilkie Collins and the “Woman Question”
    The Von Scheurer Fraud
    Blind Love: The History and Evolution of the Text

William Wilkie Collins: A Brief Chronology

A Note on the Text

Blind Love

Appendix A: Reaction to the Death of Wilkie Collins

  1. “Death of Mr.Wilkie Collins,” The Times, 24 September 1889
  2. “The Late Mr.Wilkie Collins,” The Illustrated London News, 28 September 1889
  3. “Obituary.Wilkie Collins,” The Academy, 28 September 1889

Appendix B: Contemporary Reviews of Collins’s Work

  1. Edmund Yates, “The Works of Wilkie Collins,” Temple Bar, August 1890
  2. Meredith White Thompson,“Wilkie Collins,” The Spectator, 28 September 1889
  3. George Cotterell, “New Novels,” The Academy, 15 March 1890
  4. “Blind Love,” New York Tribune, 23 January 1890
  5. Andrew Lang, “Mr. Wilkie Collins’s Novels,” Contemporary Review, January 1890
  6. Harold Quilter, “In Memoriam Amici: Wilkie Collins,” The Universal Review, 5, 1889

Appendix C: Horace Pym’s Notes on the Von Scheurer Case

Appendix D: Newspaper Accounts of the Insurance Trial

  1. “The Scheurer Frauds,” The Times, 25 April 1888
  2. “France,” The Times, 26 April 1888
  3. “France,” The Times, 27 April 1888

Appendix E: The Prologue to “Iris,” Manuscript “C,” 1887

Appendix F: Excerpts from Collins’s Plans for Blind Love: The Synopsis

  1. The Cast of Characters
  2. The Synopsis

Appendix G: The Irish Question

  1. Accounts from The Times, 1882
  2. The Irish as Depicted in Punch, 1866, 1881, 1882

Appendix H: The Duties of the Lady’s Maid

Select Bibliography

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