The Resource Basil : a story of modern life, (ebook)

Basil : a story of modern life, (ebook)

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Basil : a story of modern life
Title
Basil
Title remainder
a story of modern life
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Language
eng
Summary
Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) is best known as the innovator of the English detective novel, whose sensational novels, plays, and short stories were hugely popular in the Victorian Era. Today, readers enjoy Collins' intricate and suspenseful plots, and his penetrating social commentary on the plight of women and domestic issues of the time. Unfortunately, Collins suffered from rheumatic gout, for which he took the opiate laudanum, and which eventually led to paranoid delusions and the deterioration of his health. Basil was Collins' second novel, published in 1852, and touches on themes frequently found in Collins' work: marriage between differing social classes, betrayal, revenge and insanity. "Basil", a man of high station, falls in love with Margaret Sherwin, the daughter of a linen draper, and the year following their secret marriage is fraught with dramatic conflict. This psychologically penetrating story of love and loss is recognized today as one of, if not the, first sensation novels of the nineteenth century
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1824-1889
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Collins, Wilkie
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Social classes
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Criminals
  • Adultery
  • Revenge
  • Seduction
Target audience
adult
Label
Basil : a story of modern life, (ebook)
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781596743120
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11908813
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11908813
System control number
MWT11908813
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Basil : a story of modern life, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781596743120
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11908813
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11908813
System control number
MWT11908813
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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