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Worlds Classics
11 December 2008
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Man and Wife (1870) combines the fast pace and sensational plot of Collins's most famous novels with a biting attack on the inequitable marriage laws in Victorian Britain. At its centre is the plight of a woman who fears that the archaic marriage laws of Scotland and Ireland may have forced her into committing unintentional bigamy.
By:   Wilkie Collins
Edited by:   Professor Norman Page
Imprint:   Worlds Classics
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   466g
ISBN:   9780199538171
ISBN 10:   0199538174
Series:   Oxford World's Classics
Pages:   688
Publication Date:   11 December 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Man and Wife

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