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by W. Wilkie Collins,Dorothy Goldman

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ISBN:
0192821954
ISBN13:
978-0192821959
Author:
W. Wilkie Collins,Dorothy Goldman
Publisher:
Oxford University Press; 6th Impression edition (April 19, 1990)
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Pages:
400 pages
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1563 kb
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Rating:
4.7

Ships from and sold by pskeeter. If you are looking for a Wilkie Collins book to begin with, I would recommend any of the longer works aforementioned (such as The Moonstone, The Woman in White, No Name, or Armadale) in lieu of this novel, as those novels are stronger in plot and narrative flow. There is also a film based on this work, a 1998 film based on the novel, which is quite unfaithful to the text, and sort of weak, in my opinion.

I enjoy Wilkie Collins immensely, and Basil definitely did not disappoint me. I was surprised by the ending, but pleasantly so.

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Basil (1852) is the second novel written by British author Wilkie Collins .

Basil (1852) is the second novel written by British author Wilkie Collins, after Antonina. A further doublet is between the active Ralph and the passive Basil, as the former notes in his dialogue. One criticism of the book's plot is that it is highly coincidental that Mannion's father lost his life as a consequence of actions set in motion by Basil's father.

Basil - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback). In Basil's secret and unconsummated marriage to the linen-draper's sexually precocious daughter, and the shocking betrayal, insanity, and death that follow, Collins reveals the bustling, commercial London of the nineteenth century wreaking its vengeance on a still powerful aristocratic world.

The world will not be the worse, and may be the better, for knowing one . Wilkie Collins was an English writer best known for writing mystery novels.

The world will not be the worse, and may be the better, for knowing one day what I am now about to trust to your ear alone. Mystery & Detective, History & Fiction. Collins' books still enjoy wide popularity, especially mystery and detective novels such as The Woman in White, The Moonstone, and Armadale. Collins was also a good friend of Charles Dickens and often collaborated with him on plays and short stories. Some of Collins’ classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name, but this was also one of his acclaimed works. Mystery & Detective.

Oxford World's Classics. Oxford World's Classics.

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Basil (1852) is the second novel written by British author Wilkie Collins, after Antonina

In Basil's secret and unconsummated marriage to the linen-draper's sexually. Basil (1852) is the second novel written by British author Wilkie Collins, after Antonina. 3 The Woman in White 4 The Moonstone 4 Who Killed Zebedee? 4 The Dead Alive 4 Mrs. Zant and the Ghost 3 A Fair Penitent 4 The Frozen Deep 4 The Haunted Hotel 4 The Law and the Lady 4 No Name 3 My Lady's Money 3 Mad Monkton And Other Stories 4 Armadale 3 The Traveller's Story of a Terribly Strange Bed 3 Stories by English Authors; England 3 Mr. Lismore.

Dorothy Goldman, Deputy Director, School of Continuing Education, University of Kent. Country of Publication. General & Literary Fiction. Oxford University Press.

In Basil's secret and unconsummated marriage to the linen-draper's sexually precocious daughter, and the shocking betrayal, insanity, and death that follow, Collins reveals the bustling, commercial London of the nineteenth century wreaking its vengeance on a still powerful aristocratic world. Contemporary reviewers vehemently disapproved of this explicit treatment of adultery; and even today the passionate and lurid atmosphere he creates still has the power to disturb the reader. This book is intended for general, students and teachers of Victorian fiction, women's studies.
Reviews:
  • Kerdana
This is an interesting psychological adventure, centered on the title character whose passion leads him to reckless disregard for wealth and connections, even as he obeys the restraints of an ingrained personal code of honor. Some of the characters appear stereotypical at first, but are developed with more interesting and subtle touches as the story unfolds. Wilkie Collins excels at drawing back the curtain of a society where outward manners and social position are not always what they appear to be. As this novel demonstrates, the underbelly of evil and corruption can be exposed in discreet and subtle ways. Basil has plenty of spice...definitely a good read!
  • Larosa
An exiting story about social pride and prejudice, revenge and deceipt and blind love. The story paints a perfect picture of the Victorian society which was dominated by classes and the influence of the different socalled social 'stations in life'. A very enjoyable read.
  • Zyangup
I have read many novels by Wilkie Collins including: The Woman in White,The Moonstone, No Name and Armadale. Most of these works involve some mystery surrounding a woman. This novel is no exception.

The novel begins years after a tragic event has changed the life of a young man named Basil. The readers learn that the doors of his home are forever closed to him. He will never see his father again. And he will never see his beloved sister, Clara, again.

Basil begins to recount the events that lead to a life changing event, which caused him to lose all that he once held dear. These events were set in motion the minute he met Margaret Sherwin.

Basil's enchantment with the dark and beautiful Margaret happened when they met by chance on an omnibus. Basil was so stricken by her beauty that he followed the beautiful stranger home and with the help of a family servant managed to coax his way into Margaret's life.

The Sherwin family were simple shop keepers. Mr Sherwin owned a linen draper's shop. When he learned that the son of a gentlemen with a family name dating back to Norman times expressed interest in his daughter, he was more than happy to encourage the union.

Basil's father, however, was extremely proud of his family lineage and expected his sons to follow and respect their family history. Margaret's beauty won over Basil's family obligations. Without the consent of his father he marries Margaret in secret.

After marrying Margaret, Basil realizes that something is not quite right in the Sherwin household. Margaret's moods change with the wind. Each and every person in the home seem to be keeping a secret.

I found the novel extraordinary! The readers are immediately aware that Basil's marriage to Margaret was his undoing, but the events unfold slowly and tragically.

I don't think I will ever hear the names Basil and Margaret and not think of his novel. It was absolutely haunting!
  • Ffan
All was quite entertaining but not quite all was believable. I cringed a bit & rolled my eyes at a few points. ???? However, I nearly gnawed my nails off at one part (you will at least be on the edge of your seat) if you are less impressionable?!! Overall, I say read this book & many more by this weaver of superior threads that are the fabric of beautiful finished pieces of art called books! ????
  • Itiannta
What can one say? Collins doesn't miss, and this is a good book. It's a little more strange than his others in his characterizations, but, like the others, I couldn't put it down until I finished it. The air of mystery in all his books keeps you reading - because you just have to know!! But, the movie?! Forget about it. No resemblance to the book, and I thought poorly done. Perhaps if I hadn't read the book, I would have enjoyed the movie more. But, I have to acknowledge it's hard to make a really good movie that does justice to his books.
  • Bil
Wilkie Collins' imagination is staggering, yet is narrative, as in
some other of is books, is unnecessarily wordy. Yet it is worth ploughing through verbosity in search this wonderful fable of the wages of intemperate passion.
  • Silly Dog
I enjoy Wilkie Collins immensely, and Basil definitely did not disappoint me. I was surprised by the ending, but pleasantly so. Anyone who likes 19th century fiction in general, or Wilkie Collins will enjoy this book.
What a book, this is a story of what hate can do in life and what love can do, wonderful characters that come to life on these pages, this story will tug on your heart so if you like Collins works you will love this and I think is better than A Woman in White