Wilkie Collins was an English writer, a founder of the “sensational” novel that divided to adventure and detective genre. He was an admitted master of intrigue and exciting plot with a comprehensive description of the character’s psychology. In his novels Wilkie kept up the gothic way of narration: incredible twists and fatal circumstances. Just this linking of different genres: romantic, detective, mystic – has become Collins’ half the battle. His most popular works were “The Woman in White” and “The Moonstone”.
“Poor Miss Finch” is a novel that tells us a story of a young girl who is blind since infancy. Her name is Lucilla. Once she nursed a young man Oscar, who had been attacked by robbers and they fall in love. Oscar has a twin brother Nugent who lives in America and is very successful and outgoing painter. He comes back home and finds himself sympathy to Lucilla. Nugent knows about Lucilla’s blindness and arranges an operation for her. Soon she was able to see again. But Nugent wants to marry Lucilla so he tempts her to believe that he is Oscar meanwhile Oscar has gone abroad in despair.
What will happen next? Read the novel and find out!