Basil

Wilkie COLLINS (1824 - 1889)

Basil, son of a father who values the family pedigree and who would not let him marry below his station, falls in love at first sight with a girl he sees on a bus. He stalks her and discovers she is Margaret Sherwin, only daughter of a linen draper. He stalks her and persuades her father to let him marry her secretly. He agrees on the condition, that, as his daughter is only seventeen, they live apart for the first year. At first the secret works, but then the mysterious Mannion, whose emotions cannot be read in his face, returns from abroad. On the last night of the year Basil follows Margaret and Mannion and discovers them in flagrante delicto. (Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Letter of Dedication CrowGirl
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Play 01 01 - Part 1 chapter 1 alwpoe
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Play 02 02 - Part 1 chapter 2 alwpoe
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Play 03 03 - Part 1 chapter 3 alwpoe
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Play 04 04 - Part 1 chapter 4 alwpoe
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Play 05 05 - Part 1 chapter 5 alwpoe
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Play 06 06 - Part 1 chapter 6 alwpoe
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Play 07 07 - Part 1 chapter 7 alwpoe
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Play 08 08 - Part 1 chapter 8 alwpoe
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Play 09 09 - Part 1 chapter 9 alwpoe
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Play 10 10 - Part 1 chapter 10 PrincessG
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Play 11 11 - Part 1 chapter 11 PrincessG
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Play 12 12 - Part 1 chapter 12 PrincessG
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Play 13 13 - Part 2 chapter 1 Wiebke
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Play 14 14 - Part 2 chapter 2 Wiebke
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Play 15 15 - Part 2 chapter 3 Wiebke
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Play 16 16 - Part 2 chapter 4 Wiebke
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Play 17 17 - Part 2 chapter 5 Wiebke
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Play 18 18 - Part 2 chapter 6 Wiebke
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Play 19 19 - Part 2 chapter 7 Wiebke
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Play 20 20 - Part 3 chapter 1 Piper Hayes
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Play 21 21 - Part 3 chapter 2 Madeleine Brook
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Play 22 22 - Part 3 chapter 3 Madeleine Brook
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Play 23 23 - Part 3 chapter 4 Madeleine Brook
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Play 24 24 - Part 3 chapter 5 part 1 Piper Hayes
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Play 25 25 - Part 3 chapter 5 part 2 Wiebke
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Play 26 26 - Part 3 chapter 6 CrowGirl
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Play 27 27 - Part 3 chapter 7 part 1 Madeleine Brook
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Play 28 28 - Part 3 chapter 7 part 2 Madeleine Brook
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Play 29 29 - Part 3 chapter 8 part 1 Madeleine Brook
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Play 30 30 - Part 3 chapter 8 part 2 Madeleine Brook
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Play 31 31 - Letters in Conclusion - Letter 1 Kenny B
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Play 32 32 - Letters in Conclusion - Letter 2 Philippa
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Play 33 33 - Letters in Conclusion - Letter 3 SallyMc
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