Man and Wife - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  • Man and Wife - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
zoom

Man and Wife - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

(author), (editor)
£9.99
Paperback 688 Pages / Published: 11/12/2008
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
`This time the fiction is founded upon facts' stated Wilkie Collins in his Preface to Man and Wife (1870). Many Victorian writers responded to contemporary debates on the rights and the legal status of women, and here Collins questions the deeply inequitable marriage laws of his day. Man and Wife examines the plight of a woman who, promised marriage by one man, comes to believe that she may inadvertently have gone through a form of marriage with his friend, as recognized by the archaic laws of Scotland and Ireland. From this starting-point Collins develops a radical critique of the values and conventions of Victorian society. Collins had already developed a reputation as the master of the `sensation novel', and Man and Wife is as fast moving and unpredictable as The Moonstone and The Woman in White. During the novel the atmosphere grows increasingly sinister as the setting moves from a country house to a London suburb and a world of confinement, plotting, and murder. 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.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199538171
Number of pages: 688
Weight: 466 g
Dimensions: 195 x 128 x 30 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Grapes of Wrath
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Great Gatsby
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Hardback
Frankenstein
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
Vanity Fair
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Added to basket
Frankenstein
Added to basket
£14.99   £11.99
Hardback
Dracula
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
Jane Eyre
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
To Kill A Mockingbird
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback
Great Expectations
Added to basket
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Added to basket
The Woman In Black
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Secret Garden
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.