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by Catherine Peters,Wilkie Collins


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I recommend it very highly to those who love Victorian fiction and would like to explore more of Wilkie Collins's works.

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Poor Miss Finch - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback). Wilkie Collin's intriguing story about a blind girl, Lucilla Finch, and the identical twins who both fall in love with her, has the exciting complications of his better known novels, but it also overturns conventional expectations. Using a background of myth and fairy-tale to expand the boundaries of nineteenth century realist fiction, Collins not only takes a blind person as his central character but also explores the idea of blindness and its implications.

Using a background of myth and fairy-tale to expand the boundaries of nineteenth century realist fiction, Collins not only takes a blind person as his central character but also explores the idea of blindness and its implications.

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Wilkie Collins Wilkie Collins was an English writer best known for writing mystery novels.

You are here invited to read the story of an Event which occurred in an out-of-the-way corner of England, some years since. Wilkie Collins was an English writer best known for writing mystery novels. Collins was also a good friend of Charles Dickens and often collaborated with him on plays and short stories. Some of Collins’ classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name, but this was also one of his acclaimed works. Mystery & Detective.

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by. Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889; Peters, Catherine, 1930-. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press.

Poor Miss Finch book. This essay by Catherine Peters covers everything (and more) that I might have to say about the novel

Poor Miss Finch book. This essay by Catherine Peters covers everything (and more) that I might have to say about the novel.

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Wilkie Collin's intriguing story about a blind girl, Lucilla Finch, and the identical twins who both fall in love with her, has the exciting complications of his better known novels, but it also overturns conventional expectations. Using a background of myth and fairy-tale to expand the boundaries of nineteenth century realist fiction, Collins not only takes a blind person as his central character but also explores the idea of blindness and its implications. His sensitive presentation of the difficulties, disappointments, and occasional delights which follow the recovery of sight by someone blind since infancy is still one of the best accounts in fiction of a problem which continues to intrigue philosophers, psychologists, and the general public, as it has done since it was first discussed by Locke and Berkeley in the eighteenth century.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Kelerana
Here we have a complex story about a blind girl, twin brothers who both are in love with her, a quirky eye surgeon, and a fine collection of wonderfully weird secondary characters, all living in an isolated English village in the mid-19th century. The plot is good, but the book is really wordy. This would be so much better if Wilkie Collins would have had an editor who made him tighten up the story and cut the meandering, repetitive parts. Sometimes he makes his point, and then beats it to death. This novel is not in the same league with Collins' books Moonstone, The Woman in White, No Name, and Dead Secret, but if you are willing to skim over some of the wordy parts, this is an enjoyable book. Yes, there are a number of unlikely plot twists, as some other reviewers have pointed out, but that was common in Victorian era novels. Dickens was the king of incredible coincidences. I just suspend my sense of believablility, and go with it.
lacki
The characters in this book are at once strange, strangely interesting and so different with bits of profound thought sprinkled in the tale.

The book struck me as though Wilkie had a few "characters" that he dreamed up based on information he'd acquired and didn't use in other stories and lumped them all in - a food loving optic surgeon, an eccentric young blind woman, a French expat and widow of a revolutionary, and a set of twins, an annoying minister who doesn't know when to shut his mouth and the "damp" wife (as she is often described) of the minister who produces children at regular intervals to a wandering 3 year old who wanders in and out of the tale at strange times and created a story around them.

The character study is rather like a patchwork or tapestry with a lot of threads woven in and out. The tale of a young blind woman, blind since infancy and her perception of the world and its denizens is intriguing. Everyone pities her, except herself. Of course, she has the advantages of that time of life to see her in good stead to assure her survival. She falls in love. Her sight is restored by the surgeon - and the story kicks into high gear to see how she adapts (or not) to the world, to the love she thinks she feels (or not) is compelling to say the least.

The story is deeply textured and rich. The characters will annoy you, fascinate you, make you laugh, cry and astound you and you won't want to put the book down. I loved it...absolutely loved it. I didn't expect to, but I did. I think you'll love it too.
Inerrace
This was not the usual Willie Collins work. It rambled in parts and injected unnecessary sides. There were times I had to remind myself that it was WC writing. Just didnt have his voice at all. But, being a WC fan, I won't let this one writing deter me from taking up another.
Hanelynai
The two other reviews of this book are extremely perceptive and well-written. I'd just like to add more on what's truly special about this book, and why I think it deserves a little better notice than it gets.

Yes, the plot is improbable, but it's not exactly singular for that alone. A lot of Victorian-era fiction demands we suspend disbelief. It's a fact the Victorian audience wasn't as completely jaded as we are in the 21st century, so judging it by today's standards isn't entirely fair. The book is romantic and at times laughingly improbable, yes, but it's still what I'd consider a ripping good yarn of a book.

Aside from this, what made it exceptional at the time was the fact no one had really written from a blind person's perspective before, or at least not with the sort of detail and thought Collins did. The passages written after Lucilla regains her sight (okay, cat out of bag partially but there's MUCH MORE to it) are wonders of insightful prose. Collins describes her challenges with things like depth perception, and in thinking about it doesn't that make perfect sense? Lucilla has to close her eyes, at first, just to make her way across a room. Distance has no meaning for her as she'd never seen it before, or hadn't since before she was one year old.

Writing was a challenge, too, though she could write when she was blind. She knew how to form characters but couldn't recognize them when she saw them, much less make them by use of her sight. In another very moving scene Lucilla is shown a round and a square object, and asked "which is round?" She couldn't say. She'd never SEEN the concepts of round and square before. Again, she had to close her eyes and feel them both to know the answer.

Throughout all these "tests" Lucilla felt completely humiliated and stupid that she couldn't do these very basic things, and declared she wished she were blind again. Really moving stuff, written with so much empathy and attention to detail.

That's an even more exceptional dimension to Poor Miss Finch, in case anyone wasn't swayed by the great storyline. I recommend it very highly to those who love Victorian fiction and would like to explore more of Wilkie Collins's works.
Freighton
The first time that I really just didn't enjoy a WC offering. I felt the characters were weak & uninteresting & contrived. I glad I did not read this book first cuz I am not certain I would have read more by WC. ????
Zeueli
I have enjoyed many of Wilkes Collins books but this is by far the one to date. It held my attention from the beginning to the end.
GAZANIK
This is a sweet novel. I can see why he and Charles Dickens wrote together. They are similar.
If anyone likes Dickens or any other Victorian era authors, you'll love this. I get such a kick out of the contrast between today's subpar authors and there filth and authors that could be so eloquent without the f bomb and sex every other page. Today's authors, for the most part, just don't measure up!
Poor Miss Finch (Oxford World's Classics) download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Catherine Peters,Wilkie Collins
ISBN: 0199554064
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (January 15, 2009)
Pages: 480 pages