Jezebel's Daughter

Front Cover, Limited, Jul 10, 2008 - Fiction
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Jezebel's Daughter (1880) is a gothic novel by Wilkie Collins that reconstructs the events of 1828. A sinister widow, Mrs Fontaine, is unable to pay her debt and poisons Mrs. Wagner, a good hearted and progressive woman. Jack Straw, a lunatic, provides comic relief in some of the darkest scenes. Collins treats lunatics and the mentally retarded with love and kindness in this tale.

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About the author (2008)

Wilkie Collins was born in London, England on January 8, 1824. He worked first in business and then law, but eventually turned to literature. During his lifetime, he wrote 30 novels, more than 60 short stories, at least 14 plays, and more than 100 non-fiction pieces. His works include Antonia, The Woman in White, The Moonstone, The Haunted Hotel, and Heart and Science. He was a close friend of Charles Dickens and collaborated with him. He died on September 23, 1889.

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