Armadale

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Joaquin Phoenix won an Oscar for playing the Joker, capturing the psychologically dark personality of a villain. Critics were stunned - just as how the villainous character of Lydia Gwilt in "Armadale" stunned critics of the time. "Armadale" might give us the Victorian answer to the Joker, but it's not only a psychological thriller. This novel is also a feat of classic Victorian themes of the supernatural, detectives, and romance.

Inheriting his mother's family estate in Norfolk, Allan Armadale is brought into contact with the spine-chilling Lydia who is jealous of his love interest. Meanwhile, Allan's friend, Ozias Midwinter, receives a letter written years before by a man on his deathbed - also named Allan Armadale. The letter reveals a shocking secret that connects the past of Allan and Ozias.

Discovering this secret, Lydia "the Joker" Gwilt uses it to plot against Allan in a dramatic tale of stolen identity and family inheritance.



London-born Wilke Collins (1824-1889) became known in Victorian England for his novels and plays, sometimes writing together with Charles Dickens. His most famous works, "The Woman in White" (1859) and "The Moonstone" (1868), are examples of the first modern detective novels.



  • EAN

    9788726933307

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    752 Pages

  • Poids

    972 Ko

  • Distributeur

    ePagine

  • Diffuseur

    Demarque

  • Entrepôt

    Entrepot Numérique

  • Support principal

    ebook (ePub)

Wilkie Collins

  • Naissance : 1-1-1824
  • Décès :1-1-1889 (Mort il y a 133 ans à l'âge de 65 ans)
  • Pays : Royaume Uni
  • Langue : Anglais

Né en 1824 et mort en 1889, inventeur du thriller contemporain, William Wilkie Collins influença jusqu'à Borges qui voyait en ses romans la première expression de la fiction moderne. Passé maître dans l'art de tisser des intrigues infernales, il aimait dire et montrer ce qu'il était convenu de taire et de cacher : un principe qu'il utilisa merveilleusement pour dépeindre l'hypocrisie de la haute société victorienne et de ses prétendues bonnes moeurs.

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