The Evil Genius

Wilkie COLLINS (1824 - 1889)

The Evil Genius, one of Wilkie Collins' last works, is subtitled "A Domestic Scene". It is the intriguing tale of family Linley, including the "evil genius", and their governess Sydney Westerfield. In colorful pictures, Collins presents the story of this family, which becomes entangled in the often hyprocritical Victorian perceptions of morality and decency. (Summary by Carolin)

Genre(s): General Fiction, Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Before the Story - Miss Westerfield's Education - The Trial ToddHW
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Play 02 Before the Story - Miss Westerfield's Education - The Sentence ToddHW
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Play 03 Before the Story - Miss Westerfield's Education - The Letter ToddHW
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Play 04 Before the Story - Miss Westerfield's Education - The Garret ToddHW
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Play 05 Before the Story - Miss Westerfield's Education - The Landlord ToddHW
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Play 06 Before the Story - Miss Westerfield's Education - The Brute ToddHW
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Play 07 Before the Story - Miss Westerfield's Education - The Cipher ToddHW
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Play 08 Before the Story - Miss Westerfield's Education - The Diamonds ToddHW
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Play 09 Before the Story - Miss Westerfield's Education - The Mother ToddHW
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Play 10 Before the Story - Miss Westerfield's Education - The School ToddHW
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Play 11 First Book - Chapter I - Mrs. Presty Presents Herself Lynne T
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Play 12 First Book - Chapter II - The Governess Enters Lynne T
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Play 13 First Book - Chapter III - Mrs. Presty Changes Her Mind Lynne T
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Play 14 First Book - Chapter IV - Randal Receives His Correspondence bala
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Play 15 First Book - Chapter V - Randal Writes to New York Lynne T
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Play 16 First Book - Chapter VI - Sydney Teaches Mike Pelton
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Play 17 First Book - Chapter VII - Sydney Suffers Mike Pelton
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Play 18 First Book - Chapter VIII - Mrs. Presty Makes a Discovery Chill28
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Play 19 First Book - Chapter IX - Somebody Attends to the Door Chill28
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Play 20 First Book - Chapter X - Kitty Mentions Her Birthday acousticwave
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Play 21 First Book - Chapter XI - Linley Asserts His Authority Ernst Pattynama
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Play 22 First Book - Chapter XII - Two of Them Sleep Badly Judith Parker
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Play 23 First Book - Chapter XIII - Kitty Keeps Her Birthday Judith Parker
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Play 24 First Book - Chapter XIV - Kitty Feels the Heartache bala
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Play 25 Second Book - Chapter XV - The Doctor Lynne T
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Play 26 Second Book - Chapter XVI - The Child Chill28
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Play 27 Second Book - Chapter XVII - The Husband Chill28
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Play 28 Second Book - Chapter XVIII - The Nursemaid Lynne T
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Play 29 Second Book - Chapter XIX - The Captain Jacquerie
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Play 30 Second Book - Chapter XX - The Mother-in-Law Jacquerie
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Play 31 Second Book - Chapter XXI - The Governess Jacquerie
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Play 32 Third Book - Chapter XXII - Retrospect Chill28
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Play 33 Third Book - Chapter XXIII - Separation TriciaG
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Play 34 Third Book - Chapter XXIV - Hostility bala
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Play 35 Third Book - Chapter XXV - Consultation acousticwave
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Play 36 Third Book - Chapter XXVI - Decision Renate
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Play 37 Third Book - Chapter XXVII - Resolution SamR
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Play 38 Fourth Book - Chapter XXVIII - Mr. Randal Linley Lynne T
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Play 39 Fourth Book - Chapter XXIX - Mr. Sarrazin Mike Pelton
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Play 40 Fourth Book - Chapter XXX - The Lord President Mike Pelton
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Play 41 Fourth Book - Chapter XXXI - Mr. Herbert Linley Renate
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Play 42 Fourth Book - Chapter XXXII - Miss Westerfield Maryanka
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Play 43 Fourth Book - Chapter XXXIII - Mrs. Romsey acousticwave
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Play 44 Fourth Book - Chapter XXXIV - Mrs. Presty bala
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Play 45 Fourth Book - Chapter XXXV - Captain Bennydeck acousticwave
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Play 46 Fourth Book - Chapter XXXVI - Mr. and Mrs. Herbert acousticwave
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Play 47 Fourth Book - Chapter XXXVII - Mrs. Norman acousticwave
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Play 48 Fifth Book - Chapter XXXVIII - Hear the Lawyer David Mecionis
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Play 49 Fifth Book - Chapter XXXIX - Listen to Reason David Mecionis
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Play 50 Fifth Book - Chapter XL - Keep Your Temper David Mecionis
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Play 51 Fifth Book - Chapter XLI - Make the Best of It David Mecionis
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Play 52 Fifth Book - Chapter XLII - Try to Excuse Her Jacquerie
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Play 53 Fifth Book - Chapter XLIII - Know Your Own Mind Jacquerie
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Play 54 Fifth Book - Chapter XLIV - Think of Consequences bala
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Play 55 Fifth Book - Chapter XLV - Love Your Enemies Renate
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Play 56 Fifth Book - Chapter XLVI - Nil Desperandum Lynne T
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Play 57 Fifth Book - Chapter XLVII - Better Do It Than Wish It Done Lynne T
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Play 58 Fifth Book - Chapter XLVIII - Be Careful! Chill28
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Play 59 Fifth Book - Chapter XLIX - Keep the Secret acousticwave
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Play 60 Fifth Book - Chapter L - Forgiveness to the Injured Doth Belong acousticwave
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Play 61 Fifth Book - Chapter LI - Dum Spiro, Spero acousticwave
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Play 62 Fifth Book - Chapter LII - L'homme propose, et Dieu dispose acousticwave
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Play 63 Fifth Book - Chapter LIII - The Largest Nature, the Longest Love Renate
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Play 64 Fifth Book - Chapter LIV - Let Bygones Be Bygones bala
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Play 65 Fifth Book - Chapter LV - Leave It to the Child rookieblue
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