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Poor Miss Finch By Wilkie Collins

Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins

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Wilkie Collins intriguing story about a blind girl uses a background of myth and fairy tale to expand the boundaries of 19th-century fiction. He provides a compelling account of blindness and its implications on human life.

Poor Miss Finch Summary

Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collin's intriguing story about a blind girl, Lucilla Finch, and the identical twins who both fall in love with her, has the exciting complications of his better known novels, but it also overturns conventional expectations. Using a background of myth and fairy-tale to expand the boundaries of nineteenth century realist fiction, Collins not only takes a blind person as his central character but also explores the idea of blindness and its implications. His sensitive presentation of the difficulties, disappointments, and occasional delights which follow the recovery of sight by someone blind since infancy is still one of the best accounts in fiction of a problem which continues to intrigue philosophers, psychologists, and the general public, as it has done since it was first discussed by Locke and Berkeley in the eighteenth century. This book is intended for students of Victorian Literature.

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GOR003319507
9780192823229
0192823221
Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1995-07-20
470
N/A
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