Jezebel's Daughter

By: Wilkie Collins
Published By: Double9 Books
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Jezebel's Daughter, printed in 1880, is a Victorian thriller from Wilkie Collins. Based in the 1858 play 'The Red Vial', it is a story of fraud, betrayal and mystery based around Mrs. Fontaine, a disturbing widow who employs various poisons and remedies to control her family and friends. A talented chemist and a shrewd businessman die on the same day. Mrs. Fontaine, widow of the chemist, is leave with the poisons he was researching, while Mrs. Wagner is leave with her husband's reforms and plans for hiring women staff along with men in his firm. Mrs. Wagner trusts in dealing madman gently and appeals for the funny little man Jack Straw to be released from the madhouse. At that time, her nephew David Glenny is appointed to the Frankfurt office, where he works with Mr. Keller and Mr. Engelmann. Keller son, Fritz has enamoured with Minna Fontaine, but the marriage is not being approved of by his father because Mrs. Fontaine is in debt after her husband's death. The story is narrated by Mrs. Wagner's nephew David Glenny, and enriched with extracts from the letters and diaries of different characters. Supposed to have been responsible for her husband's downfall, Madame Fontaine becomes known as Jezebel, and her charming daughter is known as Jezebel's daughter.

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Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins was born on January 8, 1824. He was the child of a famous scenery painter, William Collins. His life as a youngster started in 1835 at the Maida Hill Academy, followed by a long-term interference where he went with his folks and younger sibling, Charles, to France and Italy. He later reviewed that he had learned more in Italy 'among the view, the photos, and individuals, than I at any point scholarly at school.' After he returned to England, his tutoring continued at Cole's life experience school at High bury Place. It was here that he started his vocation as a narrator to pacify the residence bully. At age 22, Collins turned into a regulation understudy at London's Lincoln Inn. Collins was called to the bar in 1851, that very year he met writer Charles Dickens, with whom he kept firmly connected for the majority of his life, including voyaging together and teaming up on many works. Rather than providing legal counsel, Collin embraced writing as his calling. In 1848, a year after his dad passed on, he distributed his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A. In his lifetime, he composed 25 books, over 50 brief tales, somewhere around 15 plays, and more than 100 verifiable pieces among 1848 and his passing in 1889. The genuine lady dressed in white was Caroline Graves who presumably met Wilkie in the spring of 1856. She was a widow, initially came from Gloucestershire, and had a youthful little girl, Harriet Elizabeth (generally known as Carrie). Caroline and Wilkie never hitched yet lived respectively from around 1858 for the most amazing aspect of 30 years. About 1864, in any case, Wilkie met the other lady in his life, Martha Rudd, potentially in Great Yarmouth close to her home in Winterton, or maybe in London where she might have come to fill in as a servant for his mom's home. Wilkie was 40 years of age while Martha was only 19. To give their contact level of decency, for they likewise never hitched, Wilkie and Martha accepted the characters of Mr. and Mrs. William Dawson, the name given to their three kids, Marian, Harriet, and Charley. Whether Martha's appearance caused the impermanent break between Wilkie and Caroline, or whether she gave him a final offer over marriage is dubious, however, in October 1868 Caroline out of nowhere hitched one, Joseph Clow. Carrie and Frank Beard were simply the observers while Collins was available at the function in Marylebone Parish Church. By April 1871, be that as it may, Caroline had gotten back to Gloucester Place and kept on residing with Wilkie until his passing in 1889. She passed on in 1895 and is covered in a similar grave in Kensal Green Cemetery.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 286 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356560234
  • ISBN-13: 9789356560239
  • Item Weight: 343.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 15.9 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General, Fiction / Literary, Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General