No Name, Wilkie Collins

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When published in 1862 it was condemned by critics as immoral, today it is regarded as a novel of outstanding social insight. It is the story of two sisters, Magdalen and Norah, who discover that their parents were not married at the time of their birth and that they are, therefore, illegitimate. They are disinherited and expelled from their family estate. They either adapt to their new station in life, or attempt to recover their wealth by any means...

All-time Classic.Published 1862. (636 Kb)