Basil

Basil

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 16mm | 222.26g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192835483
  • 9780192835482
  • 2,074,382

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"[A] characteristically chilling work by the master of Victorian suspense." "[A] characteristically chilling work by the master of Victorian suspense." "[A] characteristically chilling work by the master of Victorian suspense." "[A] characteristically chilling work by the master of Victorian suspense." "�A� characteristically chilling work by the master of Victorian suspense."show more

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1,474 ratings
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5 25% (368)
4 35% (522)
3 27% (400)
2 9% (136)
1 3% (48)
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