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No Name

No Name by Wilkie Collins
By: (1824-1889)

No Name by Wilkie Collins tells the story of two sisters who are left orphaned and penniless after their father's death. The older sister, Magdalen, is determined to reclaim her rightful inheritance and seeks revenge on the family who wronged her. The younger sister, Norah, takes a different path and tries to make a new life for herself.

The novel is filled with unexpected plot twists and suspenseful moments that kept me on the edge of my seat. The characters are well-developed and complex, making them all the more compelling. I found myself rooting for Magdalen despite her questionable actions, and Norah's quiet strength was inspiring.

Collins masterfully weaves together themes of social injustice, class struggle, and moral ambiguity, drawing the reader into a world of secrets and deception. The ending was satisfying and tied up all loose ends, leaving me with a sense of closure.

Overall, No Name is a gripping and thought-provoking read that explores the complexities of human nature and the lengths people will go to in order to secure their future. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical fiction and mystery novels.

Book Description:
The story begins in 1846, at Combe-Raven in West Somersetshire, the country residence of the happy Vanstone family. When Andrew Vanstone is killed suddenly in an accident and his wife follows shortly thereafter, it is revealed that they were not married at the time of their daughters' births, making their daughters "Nobody's Children" in the eyes of English law and robbing them of their inheritance. Andrew Vanstone's elder brother Michael gleefully takes possession of his brother's fortune, leaving his nieces to make their own way in the world. Norah, the elder sister, accepts her misfortune gracefully, but the headstrong Magdalen is determined to have her revenge. Using her dramatic talent and assisted by wily swindler Captain Wragge, Magdalen plots to regain her rightful inheritance.


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - April 1, 2014
Wonderfull book! Thanks


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