Basil is, for me, one of the lesser known books written by English author, Wilkie Collins.  It's his second book, published in 1852.  I was able to get this copy printed on-demand through Amazon.  I'm going to talk about some of the plot, but I'll try not to give too much away. The main character …

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Robinson Crusoe

Whenever an author of literature mentions other authors and their literature in their works, I take notice. So when one of my favorite English authors, Wilkie Collins has one of my favorite characters in The Moonstone, Gabriel Betteridge, reading and talking about Robinson Crusoe, starting from the first paragraphs of chapter 1 and throughout The …

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