Penguin Classics: Armadale

Penguin Classics: Armadale by Wilkie Collins
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ISBN
9780140434118
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
752
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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When the elderly Allan Armadale makes a terrible confession on his death-bed, he has little idea of the repercussions to come, for the secret he reveals involves the mysterious Lydia Gwilt: flame-haired temptress, bigamist, laudanum addict and husband-poisoner. Her malicious intrigues fuel the plot of this gripping melodrama: a tale of confused identities, inherited curses, romantic rivalries, espionage, money - and murder. The character of Lydia Gwilt horrified contemporary critics, with one reviewer describing her as 'One of the most hardened female villains whose devices and desires have ever blackened fiction'. She remains among the most enigmatic and fascinating women in nineteenth-century literature and the dark heart of this most sensational of Victorian 'sensation novels'.
ISBN:
9780140434118
Publication Date:
15 / 03 / 1995
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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