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No Name

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"No Name" was published at the peak of Wilkie Collins's career in 1862 and is considered one of his four major novels. Written between "The Woman in White" and "The Moonstone", "No Name" was rejected as immoral by critics of its time, but is today regarded as a novel of outstanding social insight, showing Collins at the height of his powers.Magdalen Vanstone and her sister Norah learn the true meaning of social stigma in Victorian England only after the traumatic discovery that their dearly loved parents, whose sudden deaths have left them orphans, were not married at the time of their birth. Disinherited by law and brutally ousted from Combe-Raven, the idyllic country estate which has been their peaceful home since childhood, the two young women are left to fend for themselves. While the submissive Norah follows a path of duty and hardship as a governess, her high-spirited and rebellious younger sister has made other decisions. Determined to regain her rightful inheritance at any cost, Magdalen uses her unconventional beauty and dramatic talent in recklessly pursuing her revenge. Aided by the audacious swindler Captain Wragge, she braves a series of trials leading up to the climactic test: can she trade herself in marriage to the man she loathes? 

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Table of contents NO NAME Preface THE FIRST SCENE. COMBE-RAVEN, SOMERSETSHIRE Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 BETWEEN THE SCENES. PROGRESS OF THE STORY THROUGH THE POST 1. From Norah Vanstone To Mr. Pendril 2. From Miss Garth To Mr. Pendril 3. From Magdalen To Norah (Inclosed In The Preceding Letter) 4. From Sergeant Bulmer (Of The Detective Police) To Mr. Pendril 5. Anonymous Letter Addressed To Mr. Pendril THE SECOND SCENE. SKELDERGATE, YORK Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 BETWEEN THE SCENES. CHRONICLE OF EVENTS: PRESERVED IN CAPTAIN WRAGGE'S DISPATCH-BOX 1. Chronicle For October, 1846 2. Chronicle For November 3. Chronicle For December. First Fortnight 4. Chronicle For December. Second Fortnight 5. Chronicle For January, 1847 6. Chronicle For February 7. Chronicle For March 8. Chronicle For April And May 9. Chronicle For June THE THIRD SCENE. VAUXHALL WALK, LAMBETH Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 BETWEEN THE SCENES. PROGRESS OF THE STORY THROUGH THE POST 1. Extract From The Advertising Columns Of "The Times." 2. From Captain Wragge To Magdalen 3. From Norah To Magdalen 4. From Miss Garth To Magdalen 5. From Francis Clare, Jun., To Magdalen 6. From Francis Clare, Sen., To Magdalen 7. From Mrs. Wragge To Her Husband 8. From Norah To Magdalen 9. From Magdalen To Norah 10. From Magdalen To Miss Garth 11. From Magdalen To Captain Wragge 12. From Captain Wragge To Magdalen 13. Extract From The "East Suffolk Argus." THE FOURTH SCENE. ALDBOROUGH, SUFFOLK Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 BETWEEN THE SCENES. PROGRESS OF THE STORY THROUGH THE POST 1. From George Bartram To Noel Vanstone 2. From Norah Vanstone To Miss Garth 3. From Mr. John Loscombe (Solicitor) To George Bartram, Esq 4. From Norah Vanstone To Miss Garth 5. From Mrs. Lecount To Mr. De Bleriot, General Agent, London 6. From Mr. De Bleriot To Mrs. Lecount 7. From Mr. Pendril To Norah Vanstone 8. From Norah Vanstone To Mr. Pendril 9. From Mr. De Bleriot To Mrs. Lecount 10. From Miss Garth To Mr. Pendril 11. From Mrs. Lecount To Mr. De Bleriot 12. From Mr. Pendril To Miss Garth 13. From Mr. De Bleriot To Mrs. Lecount 14. From Mrs. Lecount To Mr. De Bleriot THE FIFTH SCENE BALIOL COTTAGE, DUMFRIES Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 BETWEEN THE SCENES. PROGRESS OF THE STORY THROUGH THE POST 1. From Mrs. Noel Vanstone To Mr. Loscombe 2. From Mr. Loscombe To Mrs. Noel Vanstone 3. From Mrs. Noel Vanstone To Miss Garth 4. From Mr. Loscombe To Mrs. Noel Vanstone 5. From Mr. Pendril To Miss Garth 6. From Mr. Loscombe To Mrs. Noel Vanstone 7. From Mrs. Noel Vanstone To Mr. Loscombe 8. From Mr. Loscombe To Mrs. Noel Vanstone 9. From Mrs. Noel Vanstone To Mr. Loscombe THE SIXTH SCENE. ST. JOHN'S WOOD Chapter 1 Chapter 2 BETWEEN THE SCENES. PROGRESS OF THE STORY THROUGH THE POST 1. From Miss Garth To Mr. Pendril 2. From Mr. Pendril To Miss Garth 3. From Admiral Bartram To Mrs. Drake (Housekeeper At St. Crux) 4. From Mrs. Drake To Admiral Bartram THE SEVENTH SCENE. ST. CRUX-IN-THE-MARSH Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 BETWEEN THE SCENES. PROGRESS OF THE STORY THROUGH THE POST 1. From George Bartram To Admiral Bartram 2. From George Bartram To Miss Garth 3. From Miss Garth To George Bartram 4. From Mrs. Drake To George Bartram 5. From George Bartram To Miss Garth 6. From Mr. Loscombe To Mrs. Noel Vanstone 7. From George Bartram To Miss Garth 8. From Mr. Loscombe To Mrs. Noel Vanstone 9. From Mrs. Ruddock (Lodging-House Keeper) To Mr. Loscombe 10. From Mr. Loscombe To Mrs. Ruddock THE LAST SCENE. AARON'S BUILDINGS Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4

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