Blind Love

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Broadview Press, Dec 11, 2003 - Fiction - 465 pages
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Blind Love is Wilkie Collins's final novel. Although he did not live to complete the work, he left detailed plans for the last third of this absorbingly plotted novel which were faithfully executed by his colleague, the popular author Walter Besant. The novel is set during the Irish Land War of the early 1880s and tells the story of Iris Henley, an independent young woman who marries the “wild” Lord Harry Norland, a member of an Irish secret society, and becomes unhappily drawn into a conspiracy plot. The Broadview edition of Blind Love includes a critical introduction and primary source materials that address the novel's focus on movements for Irish independence. Appendices include newspaper accounts of Ireland during the Land War and of the fraud case on which Collins based his story, articles reacting to Collins's sudden death, Punch cartoons depicting the English attitudes toward the Irish, and contemporary reviews.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgments
7
A Brief Chronology
48
Blind Love
55
CONTENTS PROLOGUE
63
THE STORY
89
FIRST PERIOD CHAPTER I THE SOUR FRENCH WINE
100
THE MAN SHE REFUSED
104
THE REGISTERED PACKET
109
PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE
180
MR HENLEY AT HOME
184
FIRST SUSPICIONS OF IRIS
188
THE PARTING SCENE
192
THE FATAL WORDS
196
THIRD PERIOD XXIII NEWS OF IRIS
201
LORD HARRYS HONEYMOON
204
THE DOCTOR IN DIFFICULTIES
207

MOUNTJOY LOSES
114
MOUNTJOY PLAYS A NEW CARD
119
MOUNTJOY WINS
126
DOCTORING THE DOCTOR
131
HER FATHERS MESSAGE
138
MR VIMPANY ON INTOXICATION
142
THE MOCKERY OF DECEIT
146
MRS VIMPANYS FAREWELL
148
LORD HARRYS DEFENCE
154
SECOND PERIOD XIII IRIS AT HOME
159
THE LADYS MAID
166
MR HENLEYS TEMPER
170
THE DOCTOR IN FULL DRESS
172
ON HAMPSTEAD HEATH
175
LONDON AND PARIS
212
THE BRIDE AT HOME
216
THE MAID AND THE KEYHOLE
221
THE CONQUEST OF MR VIMPANY
224
SAXON AND CELT
227
THE SCHOOL FOR HUSBANDS
231
GOODBYE TO IRIS
234
Reaction to the Death of Wilkie Collins
393
Contemporary Reviews of Collinss Work
399
Horace Pyms Notes on the Von Scheurer Case
417
Excerpts from Collins s Plans for Blind Love
431
The Duties of the Ladys Maid
459
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Maria K. Bachman is Assistant Professor of English at Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina. Don Richard Cox is Professor of English and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Both editors also co-edited Reality's Dark Light: The Sensational Wilkie Collins (University of Tennessee Press, 2003).

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