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Wilkie Collins: Basil

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Romance, Novel

The plot of the story takes place in England in the 19th century. Basil is a young aristocrat, who grew up in his family's country estate. His father Frederic is a tradition adherent. He is convinced that there are some things that people of their class can’t be allowed to do - the romance with a woman of a lower class is one of them. Frederic raises his son in fear of disinheritance. But Basil turns out to be rebellious and keeps his friendship with a commoner man John Mannion. He also falls in love with the daughter of a textile trader, Ms Sherwin, with whom he is acquainted by John, having saved his life a long time ago under quite mysterious circumstances. But just as Basil marries Ms Sherwin, he finds out that it was just a part of a huge intrigue...

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