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.