The Resilient Marian Halcombe: On Feminine Feeling and Wilkie Collins's Debt to Amatory Fiction

Cameron, S. Brooke
March 2014
Nineteenth Century Gender Studies;Spring2014, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
A literary criticism of the book "The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins is presented. It outlines the characters of the novel, including Marian Halcombe and Percival Glyde, and explores their importance. It traces the legacy of Collins on gender blending back to the eighteenth-century amatory fiction. It also imparts that the novel focuses on the issue on the independence of women and serves as a response to 1857 Divorce Act in Great Britain.


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