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The Evil Genius is a 1886 novel by Wilkie Collins. The story was ahead of its time in presenting both the wife and the mistress of an adulterous husband in a sympathetic light and concentrating the reader's attention on the plight of the child involved in the break-up of a marriage. The 'evil genius' of the title is an interfering mother-in-law. Collins unexpectedly upholds double standards in a passage added shortly before publication, claiming that a husband's adultery should not, by itself, be sufficient grounds for divorce, and ends the novel with a reconciliation and remarriage.
This book has 344 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1886.
Production notes: This ebook of The Evil Genius was published by Global Grey in 2019.
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