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Beaufort - Beaufort Branch FIC COL (Text) 0530010385207 Adult Fiction Collection Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch FIC COL (Text) 30018003861156 Adult Fiction Available -
York - Fort Mill Branch FIC COLLINS (Text) 33205011603244 Adult Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780141439617
  • ISBN: 0141439610
  • ISBN: 9780141192420
  • Physical Description: xxxviii, 671 pages ; 20 cm.
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  • Publisher: London ; Penguin Books, [2003]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxv-xxxvii).
Summary, etc.: "Marian and her sister Laura live a quiet life under their uncle's guardianship until Laura's marriage to Sir Percival Glyde. Sir Percival is a man of many secrets. Hence, Marian and the girls' drawing master, Walter, have to turn detective in order to work out what is going on, and to protect Laura from a fatal plot"--NoveList.
Target Audience Note:
1100L Lexile
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Genre: Love stories.
Gothic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
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Collins is best remembered for his novels, particularly The Woman in White (1860) and The Moonstone (1868), which T. S. Eliot called 'the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels'. His later, and at the time rather sensational, novels include The New Magdalen (1873) and The Law and The Lady (1875). Collins also braved the moral censure of the Victorian age by keeping two women (and their households) while marrying neither. He died in 1889.

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