The Black Robe

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Sprache - Englisch

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In 'The Black Robe', Wilkie Collins delves into the psychological realms and moral complexities characteristic of his work, set within the gripping frame of a domestic thriller. The novel, steeped in the Victorian era's sensibilities and societal issues, weaves an intricate narrative of passion, betrayal, and the influence of the Catholic Church in private lives. Collins' deft use of suspense and characterization furnishes the text with a palpable tension, while his incisive depiction of the conflict between human desires and societal expectations outlines the literary canvas of the period. The Black Robe shines as a culturally resonant piece, skillfully echoing the prevailing anxiety of the time toward ecclesiastical intrusion into secular matters.

Wilkie Collins, a contemporary of Charles Dickens, was a master of what has come to be known as 'sensation fiction'. His work often explored the interplay between legal, moral, and emotional aspects of human experience. The creation of 'The Black Robe' may well have been spurred by Collins's own skepticism towards organized religion and his progressive views on social structures. His nuanced understanding of the complexities of human psyche lent a depth to his characters that has cemented his works as enduring literary artifacts.

The Black Robe is recommended not only for enthusiasts of Victorian literature but also for those seeking to understand the era's cultural undercurrents. Collins captivates the reader with his intricate plots and profound insights into the human condition. This novel, recontextualized through DigiCat Publishing's meticulous reproduction effort, allows contemporary audiences to witness the dramatic and provocative storytelling prowess of one of the 19th century's most formidable writers. It deserves to be read with the attention and reverence appropriate to a classic, offering an experience as enriching as it is enthralling.


Über den Autor

Wilkie Collins, born on January 8, 1824, in London, was a prominent English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. Known for his elements of suspense and mystery, he is often credited with the creation of the detective fiction genre and paved the way for sensation novels. Collins was a contemporary and close friend of Charles Dickens, with whom he collaborated on several works. Collins' writing style frequently involved tackling social issues and the intricacies of private guilt, as well as intricate plots and an adept use of the first-person narrative. His masterpiece, 'The Woman in White' (1859), is hailed for its compelling combination of romance, suspense, and Gothic horror, while 'The Moonstone' (1868) is considered one of the first modern English detective novels, greatly influencing the genre with its complex plot and the use of multiple perspectives. 'The Black Robe' (1881), although lesser-known, still resonates with Collins' usual thematic concerns, such as morality, the legal system, and personal identity. Collins suffered from gout and opium addiction, which impacted his health and, towards the end of his life, his writing. Nevertheless, his influence on literary styles and genres can still be felt today. Wilkie Collins passed away on September 23, 1889, leaving behind a legacy of work that continues to be studied and appreciated for its narrative innovation and psychological depth.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 265 Seiten

Größe: 473,7 KB

ISBN: 8596547378822

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