The Law and the Lady

by Wilkie Collins
1875 / Kindle / 436 pages /
rating … 8

I think this must have been a pot-boiler in its day.  Collins does so well with women – he was apparently the only male author of his day who presented them as wonderfully well-rounded and realistic – internal thoughts and all.  Dickens’  female characters tended toward the stereotypes and Hardy’s,  even a bit later, almost idealized them in some way.  Not Collins.


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