Man and Wife

Man and Wife

eBook - 2011
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At the novel's center is the plight of a woman who fears that the archaic marriage laws of Scotland and Ireland may have forced her into committing unintentional bigamy. As the novel progresses, the atmosphere grows increasingly sinister when the setting moves from a country house to a London suburb and a world of confinement, plotting, and murder.
Publisher: [Auckland] : The Floating Press, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781775453727
Characteristics: text file,PDF
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Apr 20, 2014

Collins is known almost exclusively as the author of The Moonstone and The Woman In White. This is a shame, because his "problem" novels have as many twists as his thrillers, and provide unusual insight on 19th century lives. Man and Wife begins as a bedroom farce, and ends as a Gothic thriller, an unlikely, but not impossible outcome to those familiar with real life domestic crime stories. The author of the introduction poo-poos Collins's contention that the worship of sports and physical culture has a poor affect on one's character. He is possibly not aware of European culture leading up to WW I, or the antics of modern professional athletes.

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