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Basil Серия: Oxford World's Classics инфо 337g.

Basil Серия: Oxford World's Classics инфо 337g.

In Basil's secret and unconsummated marriage to Margaret Sherwin, the linen-draper's sexually precocious daughter, and through the consequent shocks and horrors of betrayal, insanity, and death, Collins revealафгрьs the bustling, commercial London of the first half of the nineteenth century wreaking its vengeance on a still-powerful aristocratic world But although Basil himself does not recognize them, the story forces other conflicts on the reader's attention - between men's aбдчмюnd women's sexuality Contemporary reviewers were shocked by Collins's explicit treatment of adultery, and even today the passionate and lurid atmosphere he creates has power to disturb the modern reader This edition includes: introduction; textual note; bibliography chronology; explanatory notes Edited with an introduction and notes by Dorothy Goldman Автор Уильям Уилки Коллинз William Wilkie Collins Родился в Лондоне в семье художника Склонность к писательству проявил еще в бочжишколе Изучал юриспруденцию, в 1851 году сдал экзамен и стал адвокатом, но практикой не занимался ни дня - написал исторический роман и картину, которую впоследствии поместили .

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