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A Novel by Wilkie Collins

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review by . August 02, 2010
"... and the law leaves them helpless at their uncle's mercy!"      When Mr and Mrs Vanstone are killed in an accident, an understandable oversight and the misogynistic vagaries of Victorian law have left their daughters, Magdalen and Norah, orphaned and penniless. The Vanstone estate passes in its entirety to their embittered uncle who refuses to recognize the justice of their claim against his brother's wealth. A sanguine, disappointed and much more conventional …
Quick Tip by . August 02, 2010
Wilkie Collins' wonderful "sensation novel" that tells the story of Magdalen's attempts to recover the birthright stolen from her by the inequities of Victorian inheritance and marriage laws.
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