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CHARACTERS Poor Miss Finch 107 ✓ Wilkie Collins'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 fiAnd the boundaries of nineteenth century realist fiction Collins gives one of the best accounts in fiction of blindness and its implicatio. MehThis is a book that features a bunch of awesome characters There's a French governess with radical Communist views a blind girl with weirdly racist tendencies a set of twins one of whom has blue skin a peculiar German oculist who won't wash and is named Grosse tee hee hee There's even a five year old girl who runs away from home at every opportunity and stands against robbers if they laugh at herThis is typical Wilkie Collins material charming interesting characters against a background of mistaken identities recovered eyesights dashing against the clock rescues and unreuited loveThe only problem is for the first 300 pages NOTHING HAPPENS How is this even possible There is so much great material there Just looots of buildupThen something happensThen nothing again then some buildup happens then everything happens on the last 30 pages Then doneThey call them sensation novels for a reason you know

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Wilkie Collins's intriguing story about a blind girl Lucilla Finch and the identical twins who both fall in love with her has the exciting. I really enjoyed this one a very interesting and compelling novel especially in the second half I especially found the way it looked at Lucilla's blindness and Oscar's disfigurement really interesting Would definitely recommend

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Poor Miss FinchComplications of his better known novels but it also overturns conventional expectations Using a background of myth and fairy tale to exp. A real must read for fans of Victorian melodrama Poor blind Miss Finch gets caught up in a drama between identical twin brothers her incredibly pompous father is of no use and her batty German ophthalmologist cares as much for his chicken salad lunches as he does for her Who can save her you ask Why her companion Madame Pratalungo the omniscient narrator of events now one of my favorite characters in this genre The Librivox free audio version is narrated by a blind woman herself who can switch voices effortlessly capturing every nuance of the personality