*** No Name by Wilkie Collins

Having greatly enjoyed The Woman in White, I picked up No Name, by the same author and with a similar genre of literary mystery. This story revolves around the legal imbroglio of a late-in-life marriage invalidating a will and two sisters, who now have no (last) name, setting about to reconquer their fortune, one daringly and the other meekly following due legal process. The plot relies heavily on perfectly timed letters and movements and resonates oddly with our age of telephones and emails, which could be the reason I did not enjoy this book as much as the first one. (Or, perhaps, it’s because the more daring of the two sisters ends up not only thwarted but back to a period-appropriate but nevertheless disappointing surrender to the stronger males around her). Still, the thickly entwined plot makes for excellent summer reading.

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  1. Pingback: *** The Fallen Leaves by Wilkie Collins | FT's Books

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