At a glance:
- Author: Wilkie Collins
- First Published: 1860
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Detective and mystery
- Time of Work: The 1850’s
- Setting: England
- Genres: Long fiction, Mystery and detective literature, Novel
- Subjects: Power, personal or social, Love or romance, Nineteenth century, Mistaken or secret identity, England or English people, Good and evil, Identity, Adventure, Puzzles
- Locales: Europe, England, United Kingdom
Walter Hartright, the primary narrator. Engaged as an art instructor to Laura Fairlie, he endears himself to his student, who is betrothed to an older man of rank. Laura decides to complete her wedding plans, and Hartright leaves to go to Central America. When he returns, he learns of Laura’s unhappy marriage. Hartright then gathers facts to incriminate the conspirators who have plotted to take Laura’s money. He marries Laura, who is now penniless, during the investigation.
Laura Fairlie, who...
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