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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Publisher Comments:

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.

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This thriller is about disinheritance and the question of women. The Vanstone daughters' illegitimacy 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140433975
Editor:
Ford, Mark
Notes by:
Ford, Mark
Editor:
Ford, Mark
Author:
Collins, Wilkie
Author:
Ford, Mark
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Sisters
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Subject:
Sisters -- England -- Fiction.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
England
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no. 16
Publication Date:
19950731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
7.84 x 5.14 x 1.19 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , This thriller is about disinheritance and the question of women. The Vanstone daughters' illegitimacy 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.
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