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But I can never lose the taste of the construction. The author seems always to be
warning me to remember that something happened at exacdy half-past two o'
clock on Tuesday morning; or that a woman disappeared from the road just
Perhaps it scarcely affects Armadale (1866), which is generally considered his
best book after The Woman in White and The Moonstone, for Armadale is an
exercise in pure melodrama based on the notion of doom. Collins presents us
with all ...
The germ consisted, he tells us in the preface, 'altogether in the sense of a single
character, the character and aspect of a particular engaging young woman, to
which all the usual elements of a "subject", certainly of a setting, were to need to ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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