The Two Destinies

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The Floating Press, Jun 1, 2012 - Fiction - 328 pages
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Do you believe in fate? Is true love powerful enough to overcome even the most adverse of circumstances? These thought-provoking questions form the thematic core of the novel The Two Destinies by master storyteller Wilkie Collins. Two star-crossed lovers fall head-over-heels for one another, but soon fall prey to a seemingly insurmountable series of mishaps and misadventures. Will they wind up together eventually?
 

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Contents

The Prelude
5
The Narrative
14
Chapter I Greenwater Broad
15
Chapter II Two Young Hearts
20
Chapter III Swedenborg and the Sibyl
31
Chapter IV The Curtain Falls
43
Chapter V My Story
46
Chapter VI Her Story
55
Chapter XX The Green Flag
178
Chapter XXI She Comes Between Us
186
Chapter XXII She Claims Me Again
192
Chapter XXIII The Kiss
202
Chapter XXIV In the Shadow of St Pauls
214
Chapter XXV I Keep My Appointment
221
Chapter XXVI Conversation with My Mother
228
Chapter XXVII Conversation with Mrs Van Brandt
232

Chapter VII The Woman on the Bridge
63
Chapter VIII The Kindred Spirits
72
Chapter IX Natural and Supernatural
84
Chapter X Saint Anthonys Well
96
Chapter XI The Letter of Introduction
106
Chapter XII The Disasters of Mrs Van Brandt
113
Chapter XIII Not Cured Yet
123
Chapter XIV Mrs Van Brandt at Home
132
Chapter XV The Obstacle Beats Me
142
Chapter XVI My Mothers Diary
148
Chapter XVII Shetland Hospitality
152
Chapter XVIII The Darkened Room
161
Chapter XIX The Cats
170
Chapter XXVIII Love and Money
240
Chapter XXIX Our Destinies Part Us
246
Chapter XXX The Prospect Darkens
252
Chapter XXXI The Physicians Opinion
266
Chapter XXXII A Last Look at Greenwater Broad
275
Chapter XXXIII A Vision of the Night
281
Chapter XXXIV By Land and Sea
285
Chapter XXXV Under the Window
294
Chapter XXXVI Love and Pride
298
Chapter XXXVII The Two Destinies
309
The Finale
322
Endnotes
327
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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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