Founded in 1997, BookFinder.com has become a leading book price comparison site:

Find and compare hundreds of millions of new books, used books, rare books and out of print books from over 100,000 booksellers and 60+ websites worldwide.

The Law and the Lady (Oxford World's Classics)

by Wilkie Collins

ISBN 019283679X / 9780192836793 / 0-19-283679-X
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Language English
Edition Softcover
Find This Book

 

Find signed collectible books: 'The Law and the Lady (Oxford World's Classics)'

Book summary

Probably the first full-length novel with a woman detective as its heroine, The Law and the Lady (1875) is a fascinating example of Collins' later fiction. Valeria Valerie Woodville's first act as a married woman is to sign her name incorrectly in the marriage register; this slip is followed by a gradual disclosure of secrets about her husband's earlier life, each of which leads to another set of questions and enigmas. Developing many of the techniques at work in The Moonstone in bizarre and unexpected ways, and employing both Gothic and fantastic elements, The Law and the Lady adds a significant dimension to the history of the detective novel. [via]