No Name by Wilkie Collins


(William) Wilkie Collins, by Rudolph Lehmann (...

(William) Wilkie Collins, by Rudolph Lehmann (died 1905), given to the National Portrait Gallery, London in 1947. See source website for additional information. This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrait Gallery, London website using a special tool. All images in this batch have been confirmed as author died before 1939 according to the official death date listed by the NPG. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

No NameNo Name by Wilkie Collins

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

One of the few novels which treats deeply the stigma of illegitimacy in the Victorian times.

 

This is the story of the Vanstone family. After their father’s death in a local train crash followed by their mother’s death in childbirth, the two sisters, Norah and Magdalen, the girls discovered that their parents have only been married a few months and the wedding invalidated their will.

 

They are forced then to face life by their own way with the help of their loyal governess Miss Garth.

 

The plot shows Magdalen’s obsession in order to re-gain her rights to her father’s inheritance and no obstacle is hard enough to stop her to find her final destiny.

 

Another great masterpiece written by Wilkie Collins.

 

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