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The Law and the Lady : World's Classics - Wilkie Collins

The Law and the Lady

World's Classics

Paperback Published: 14th August 2008
ISBN: 9780199538164
Number Of Pages: 480

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Valeria Woodville's first act as a married woman is to sign her name in the marriage register incorrectly, and this slip is followed by the gradual disclosure of a series of secrets about her husband's earlier life, each of which leads on to another set of questions and enigmas. Her discoveries prompt her to defy her husband's authority, to take the law into into a labyrinthine maze of false clues and deceptive identities, in which the exploration of the tangled workings of the mind becomes linked to an investigation into the masquerades of femininity. Probably the first full-length novel with a woman detective as its heroine, The Law and the Lady is a fascinating example of Collins's later fiction. First published in 1875, it employs many of the techniques used in The Moonstone, developing them in bizarre and unexpected ways, and in its Gothic and fantastic elements The Law and the Lady adds a significant dimension to the history of detective fiction. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Introduction; Note on the text; Select bibliography; A chronology of Wilkie Collins; The Law and the Lady; Explanatory notes

ISBN: 9780199538164
ISBN-10: 0199538166
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 14th August 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.34

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