Armadale (Penguin Classics)

Armadale (Penguin Classics)

Wilkie Collins


while the aged Allan Armadale makes a poor confession on his death-bed, he has little notion of the repercussions to return, for the key he finds contains the mysterious Lydia Gwilt: flame-haired temptress, bigamist, laudanum addict and husband-poisoner. Her malicious intrigues gasoline the plot of this gripping melodrama: a story of stressed identities, inherited curses, romantic rivalries, espionage, money—and homicide. the nature of Lydia Gwilt horrified modern critics, with one reviewer describing her as "One of the main hardened lady villains whose units and needs have ever blackened fiction." She continues to be one of the so much enigmatic and interesting girls in nineteenth-century literature and the darkish center of this such a lot sensational of Victorian "sensation novels."

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