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eBook Basil (Oxford World's Classics) download ISBN: 0199536708
Author: Dorothy Goldman,Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (August 15, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 320
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I enjoy Wilkie Collins immensely, and Basil definitely did not disappoint me. I was surprised by the ending, but pleasantly so.

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Basil (The World's Classics) Paperback – April 19, 1990. And, much of this is due in part to our quite naive and foolish main character, Basil, who literally falls in love with a girl he has never met and then concocts a wild scheme to marry her which thrusts a wild plot into place.

A further doublet is between the active Ralph and the passive Basil, as the former notes in his dialogue. Mrs Sherwin, Margaret’s mother, is apparently feeble-minded and as such is the precursor of Sarah Leeson (The Dead Secret), Mrs Wragge (No Name) and other of Collins’ deranged woman characters - though she is astute enough to suspect Margaret and Mannion's guilty secret.

Oxford World's Classics. Oxford World's Classics. In Basil's secret and unconsummated marriage to the linen-draper's sexually precocious daughter, and the shocking betrayal, insanity, and death that follow, Collins reveals the bustling, commercial London of the nineteenth century wreaking its vengeance on a still powerful aristocratic world.

Items related to Basil (Oxford World's Classics). Home Collins, Wilkie; Goldman, Dorothy (Ed) Basil (Oxford World's Classics). Basil (Oxford World's Classics). Collins, Wilkie; Goldman, Dorothy (Ed). ISBN 10: 0192835483, ISBN 13: 9780192835482. Published by Oxford University Press, London, 2005. Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover.

Paperback, Oxford World's Classics, 400 pages. Published March 30th 2000 by Oxford University Press (first published 1852). Basil is Wilkie Collins' second novel. While not as refined and as intricate as his later works, it is still a solid story which I very much enjoyed. The atmosphere, with the sense of impending danger which I have always loved in his most famous novels, is involving and I was always immersed in the story, even if the plot isn't particularly surprising. I also liked the characters even if, again, they were not as well constructed and as remarkable as Collins' most famous creations. I think Basil Basil is Wilkie Collins' second novel.

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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. About Wilkie Collins.

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This book is one of the classic book of all time. Wilkie Collins was an English writer best known for writing mystery novels. Collins was also a good friend of Charles Dickens and often collaborated with him on plays and short stories

This book is one of the classic book of all time. Mystery & Detective. Collins was also a good friend of Charles Dickens and often collaborated with him on plays and short stories. Some of Collins’ classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name, but this was also one of his acclaimed works.

In Basil's secret and unconsummated marriage to Margaret Sherwin, and the consequent horrors of betrayal, insanity, and death, Collins reveals the bustling, commercial London of the first half of the nineteenth century. Collins' treatment of adultery shocked contemporary reviewers, and even today the passionate and lurid atmosphere he created has the power to disturb the modern reader.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum 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, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Cenneel
This is an interesting psychological adventure, centered on the title character whose passion leads him to reckless disregard for wealth and connections, even as he obeys the restraints of an ingrained personal code of honor. Some of the characters appear stereotypical at first, but are developed with more interesting and subtle touches as the story unfolds. Wilkie Collins excels at drawing back the curtain of a society where outward manners and social position are not always what they appear to be. As this novel demonstrates, the underbelly of evil and corruption can be exposed in discreet and subtle ways. Basil has plenty of spice...definitely a good read!
Arlana
An exiting story about social pride and prejudice, revenge and deceipt and blind love. The story paints a perfect picture of the Victorian society which was dominated by classes and the influence of the different socalled social 'stations in life'. A very enjoyable read.
BORZOTA
I have read many novels by Wilkie Collins including: The Woman in White,The Moonstone, No Name and Armadale. Most of these works involve some mystery surrounding a woman. This novel is no exception.

The novel begins years after a tragic event has changed the life of a young man named Basil. The readers learn that the doors of his home are forever closed to him. He will never see his father again. And he will never see his beloved sister, Clara, again.

Basil begins to recount the events that lead to a life changing event, which caused him to lose all that he once held dear. These events were set in motion the minute he met Margaret Sherwin.

Basil's enchantment with the dark and beautiful Margaret happened when they met by chance on an omnibus. Basil was so stricken by her beauty that he followed the beautiful stranger home and with the help of a family servant managed to coax his way into Margaret's life.

The Sherwin family were simple shop keepers. Mr Sherwin owned a linen draper's shop. When he learned that the son of a gentlemen with a family name dating back to Norman times expressed interest in his daughter, he was more than happy to encourage the union.

Basil's father, however, was extremely proud of his family lineage and expected his sons to follow and respect their family history. Margaret's beauty won over Basil's family obligations. Without the consent of his father he marries Margaret in secret.

After marrying Margaret, Basil realizes that something is not quite right in the Sherwin household. Margaret's moods change with the wind. Each and every person in the home seem to be keeping a secret.

I found the novel extraordinary! The readers are immediately aware that Basil's marriage to Margaret was his undoing, but the events unfold slowly and tragically.

I don't think I will ever hear the names Basil and Margaret and not think of his novel. It was absolutely haunting!
Nikobar
All was quite entertaining but not quite all was believable. I cringed a bit & rolled my eyes at a few points. ???? However, I nearly gnawed my nails off at one part (you will at least be on the edge of your seat) if you are less impressionable?!! Overall, I say read this book & many more by this weaver of superior threads that are the fabric of beautiful finished pieces of art called books! ????
Mettiarrb
What can one say? Collins doesn't miss, and this is a good book. It's a little more strange than his others in his characterizations, but, like the others, I couldn't put it down until I finished it. The air of mystery in all his books keeps you reading - because you just have to know!! But, the movie?! Forget about it. No resemblance to the book, and I thought poorly done. Perhaps if I hadn't read the book, I would have enjoyed the movie more. But, I have to acknowledge it's hard to make a really good movie that does justice to his books.
INwhite
Wilkie Collins' imagination is staggering, yet is narrative, as in
some other of is books, is unnecessarily wordy. Yet it is worth ploughing through verbosity in search this wonderful fable of the wages of intemperate passion.
Naa
I enjoy Wilkie Collins immensely, and Basil definitely did not disappoint me. I was surprised by the ending, but pleasantly so. Anyone who likes 19th century fiction in general, or Wilkie Collins will enjoy this book.
What a book, this is a story of what hate can do in life and what love can do, wonderful characters that come to life on these pages, this story will tug on your heart so if you like Collins works you will love this and I think is better than A Woman in White