Year of publication: 2002
Keywords: Blind women -- Fiction Brothers -- Fiction Domestic fiction Love stories Psychological fiction Sibling rivalry -- Fiction Twins -- Fiction
Poor Miss Finch
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POOR MISS FINCH by Wilkie Collins TO MRS. ELLIOT, (OF THE DEANERY, BRISTOL). WILL YOU honor me by accepting the Dedication of this book, in remembrance of an uninterrupted friendship of many years? More than one charming blind girl, in fiction and in the drama, has preceded "Poor Miss Finch." But, so far as I know, blindness in these cases has been always exhibited, more or less exclusively, from the ideal and the sentimental point of view. The attempt here made is to appeal to an interest of another kind, by exhibiting blindness as it really is. I have carefully gathered the information necessary to the execution of this purpose from competent authorities of all sorts. Whenever "Lucilla" acts or speaks in these pages, with reference to her blindness, she is doing or saying what persons afflicted as she is have done or said before her. Of the other features which I have added to produce and sustain interest in this central personage of my...