The Law and the Lady

The Law and the Lady

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Despite the grave misgivings of both their families, Valeria Brinton and Eustace Woodville are married. But before long the new bride begins to suspect a dark secret in her husband's past and when she discovers that he has been living under a false name, she determines to find out why he is concealing his true identity from her. Soon she must endure an even greater shock: the revelation that her husband has been on trial for poisoning his first wife. Convinced of his innocence, Valeria is prepared to do anything to clear her husband's name, and in so doing upturns the conventions of polite nineteenth century society.
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  • Penguin Books Ltd (Digital)
  • E-Classics
  • United Kingdom
  • 0141880880
  • 9780141880884

About Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) began his literary career writing articles and short stories for Dickens' periodicals. He published a biography of his father and a number of plays but his reputation rests on his novels. Collins found his true fictional metier in mystery, suspense and crime. He is best known for his novels in the emerging genres of Sensation and Detective fiction.
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