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The Dead Secret (Oxford World's Classics)

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A book by Wilkie Collins

A mystery of unrelenting suspense and penetrating characterization, The Dead Secret explores the relationship between a fallen woman, her illegitimate daughter, and buried secrets in a superb blend of romance and Gothic drama. Reprinted here in the only … see full wiki

Tags: Books, Book, Cafe Libri, Classic, Victorian England, Sensation Novel
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
2 reviews about The Dead Secret (Oxford World's Classics)
review by . February 13, 2011
Mrs Treverton, who is not expected to live through the night, summons her lady's maid, Sarah Leeson, to her side. Their hushed conversation reveals that, many years ago, Sarah and Mrs Treverton conspired together to cover up a devastating family secret. With her death fast approaching, Mrs Treverton demands the expiation of that guilt and attempts to force Sarah to reveal the details of the secret to her husband by giving him the hand-written confession which they prepare and sign together that …
Quick Tip by . February 13, 2011
"The Dead Secret", the last of the so-called apprentice novels that Collins wrote before he vaulted to fame as an acknowledged master of English literature with the publication of "The Woman in White" and "The Moonstone" is a superb example of the stereotypical Victorian sensation novel.
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