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The Two Destinies Wilkie Collins

The Two Destinies

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    The Two Destinies

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    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9788834178997

    Formatos: PDF (Sin DRM)

    Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

    $3.99

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      The Two Destinies Wilkie Collins

      The Two Destinies

      $3.99

      Medios de pago

        The Two Destinies

        Editorial: iOnlineShopping.com

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9788834178997

        Formatos: PDF (Sin DRM)

        Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

        $3.99

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          Sinopsis
           The story takes place during the time period of the author, in the mid to late 1800's in Great Britain. Two young people, one, the son of a British nobleman who was 13, and the daughter of his bailiff, who was 10, are constant companions. Neither have siblings and they live on the estate of the nobleman. They feel they are kindred spirits and meant for each other and the bailiff doesn't do anything to stop the relationship.The nobleman is away in the United States attending to an investment into which he has sunk all of his funds and also funds of outside investors. The nobleman's wife is not a strong person, and is not preventing the relationship, as she is mainly looking for her son's happiness.The nobleman's brother hears of what's happened and after unsuccessfully trying to remove his nephew from the property to force him to live on his land and away from the bailiff's daughter, he writes to his brother in the U.S. The brother returns and terminates the employment of his bailiff in very bad terms, but the bailiff's mother, who was from a titled family but married a laborer because it was her true love, prophesies that the two children are meant to be together and no matter what the boy's father does, the two children will end up united.The bailiff moves away and leaves no trace of where. The nobleman takes his family with him to the U.S., but years later, the investment sours, and all the money is lost, and the nobleman passes away. The mother and young boy who is now a teenager return to the U.K. and they survive on a small amount of money left by her family for her. A wealthy man, who had loved the boy's mother and who is still single, gives the mother an offer of marriage and she accepts.When the young man, George, is now grown up and 23 years old, the stepfather passes away and asks that for George to inherit the estate, he would have to take the stepfather's last name as his own and he agrees.The little girl, Mary, 10 years later, is now 20 and, after the death of her father, finds herself approached by a man whose life her father had saved, with an offer of marriage and she accepts.Both George and Mary meet repeatedly after this, and, because they have each changed in appearance over the years, and each of them have different last names, they don't realize who they are, but they are inexplicably attracted to each other. Mary is exposed to numerous troubles, and George is repeatedly finding himself there to help her, and is hoping, that despite Mary's situation, that she will end up as his wife. 
          Acerca de Wilkie Collins

          Wilkie Collins, hijo del paisajista William Collins, nació en Londres en 1824. Fue aprendiz en una compañía de comercio de té, estudió Derecho, hizo sus pinitos como pintor y actor, y antes de conocer a Charles Dickens en 1851, había publicado ya una biografía de su padre, Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R. A. (1848), una novela histórica, Antonina (1850), y un libro de viajes, Rambles Beyond Railways (1851). Pero el encuentro con Dickens fue decisivo para la trayectoria literaria de ambos. Basil (ALBA CLÁSICA núm. VI; ALBA MÍNUS núm.) inició en 1852 una serie de novelas sensacionales, llenas de misterio y violencia pero siempre dentro de un entorno de clase media, que, con su técnica brillante y su compleja estructura, sentaron las bases del moderno relato detectivesco y obtuvieron en seguida una gran repercusión: La dama de blanco (1860), Armadale (1862) o La Piedra Lunar (1868) fueron tan aplaudidas como imitadas. Sin nombre (1862; ALBA CLÁSICA núm. XVII; ALBA CLÁSICA MAIOR núm. XI) y Marido y mujer (1870; ALBA CLÁSICA MAIOR núm. XVI; ALBA MÍNUS núm.), también de este período, están escritas sin embargo con otras pautas, y sus heroínas son mujeres dramáticamente condicionadas por una arbitraria, aunque real, situación legal. En la década de 1870, Collins ensayó temas y formas nuevos: La pobre señorita Finch (1871-1872; ALBA CLÁSICA núm. XXVI; ALBA MÍNUS núm 5.) es un buen ejemplo de esta época. El novelista murió en Londres en 1889, después de una larga carrera de éxitos.

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