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The Resource No name, Wilkie Collins ; edited with an introduction and notes by Mark Ford

No name, Wilkie Collins ; edited with an introduction and notes by Mark Ford

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No name
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Wilkie Collins ; edited with an introduction and notes by Mark Ford
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eng
Summary
Wilkie Collins's investigation of illegitimacy and 'the woman question' in No Name (1862) compels with a wholly different order of suspense from that of The Woman in White or The Moonstone. For its family secret - the Vanstone daughters' illegitimacy, their consequent disinheritance and fall from social grace - is revealed early on, and as Magdalen Vanstone struggles to reclaim her identity, the plot uncovers many a moral, social and legal skeleton in the cupboards of Victorian society. Mercurial and unscrupulous, Magdalen is Wilkie Collins's most exhilarating heroine, one of the rare subversives in Victorian fiction and a woman dazzlingly versatile in her powers of self-transformation. Through her, with great comic vigour, No Name exposes how social identity is constructed, and how it can be dismantled, buried, borrowed or invented
Summary
The story of two sisters, Magdalen and Norah, who discover after the deaths of their dearly beloved parents that their parents were not married at the time of their births. Disinherited and ousted from their estate, they must fend for themselves and either resign themselves to their fate or determine to recover their wealth by whatever means
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359140
Cataloging source
DLC
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1824-1889
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Collins, Wilkie
Index
no index present
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1050
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1962-
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Ford, Mark
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True
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Orphans
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Sisters
  • Young women
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
No name, Wilkie Collins ; edited with an introduction and notes by Mark Ford
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 617)
Control code
000011282528
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxii, 617 p.
Isbn
9780140433975
Label
No name, Wilkie Collins ; edited with an introduction and notes by Mark Ford
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 617)
Control code
000011282528
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxii, 617 p.
Isbn
9780140433975

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