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How does Wilkie Collins explore the character of Count Fosco in The Women in White? In your answer you must comment on: The writers narrative craft and appeal to the reader

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How dose Wilkie Collins explore the character of Count Fosco in The Women in White? In your answer you must comment on:

* The writers narrative craft and appeal to the reader

* The writers exploration of language for emotive effect

This essay intends to look at how Victorian novelist Wilkie Collins expresses the character of Count Fosco in The Women in White. This essay will look at firstly Collins background and look at the main themes of the novel and what character Fosco plays. This essay will also look at how Wilkie Collins describes Fosco's Figure and his title paying particular notice to Collins' narrative craft and use of language. Finally this essay will look at Fosco's wealth and power over women and how this compares to that of Henry VIII.

Wilkie Collins, of all the novelists of the Victorian time, is probably best described as the craftiest. Born in 1824 his work has only recently come into fashion due to his unconventional lifestyle. His reputation has probably come from his well known addiction to opium and his way with women. However he was good friends with Charles Dickens. Collins' work is classically

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