The Law and the Lady cover

The Law and the Lady

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)

1. 01 - The Bride's Mistake
2. 02 - The Bride's Thoughts
3. 03 - Ramsgate Sands
4. 04 - On the Way Home
5. 05 - The Landlady's Discovery
6. 06 - My Own Discovery
7. 07 - On the Way to the Major
8. 08 - The Friend of the Women
9. 09 - The Defeat of the Major
10. 10 - The Search
11. 11 - The Return to Life
12. 12 - The Scotch Verdict
13. 13 - The Man's Decision
14. 14 - The Woman's Answer
15. 15 - The Story of the Trial. The Preliminaries
16. 16 - First Question - Did the Woman die Poisoned?
17. 17 - Second Question - Who poisoned Her?
18. 18 - Third Question - What was his Motive?
19. 19 - The Evidence for the Defense
20. 20 - The End of the Trial
21. 21 - I see my Way
22. 22 - The Major makes Difficulties
23. 23 - My Mother-in-Law surprises me
24. 24 - Miserrimus Dexter - first View
25. 25 - Miserrimus Dexter - second View
26. 26 - More of my Obstinacy
27. 27 - Mr. Dexter at Home
28. 28 - In the Dark
29. 29 - In the Light
30. 30 - The Indictment of Mrs. Beauly
31. 31 - The Defense of Mrs. Beauly
32. 32 - A Specimen of my Wisdom
33. 33 - A Specimen of my Folly
34. 34 - Gleninch
35. 35 - Mr. Playmore's Prophecy
36. 36 - Ariel
37. 37 - At the Bedside
38. 38 - On the Journey back
39. 39 - On the Way to Dexter
40. 40 - Nemesis at last
41. 41 - Mr. Playmore in a new Character
42. 42 - More Surprises
43. 43 - At last!
44. 44 - Our new Honeymoon
45. 45 - The Dust-Heap disturbed
46. 46 - The Crisis deferred
47. 47 - The Wife's Confession
48. 48 - What else could I do?
49. 49 - Past and Future
50. 50 - The last of the Story

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Summary

Valeria Brinton marries Eustace Woodville despite objections from Woodville's family leading to disquiet for Valeria's own family and friends.Just a few days after the wedding, various incidents lead Valeria to suspect her husband is hiding a dark secret in his past and she discovers that he has been using a false name. He refuses to discuss it leading them to curtail their honeymoon and return to London where Valeria learns that he was on trial for his first wife's murder by arsenic. He was tried in a Scottish court and the verdict was 'Not Proven' rather than 'not guilty' implying his guilt but without enough proof for a jury to convict him.Valeria sets out to save their happiness by proving her husband innocent of the crime. In her quest, she comes across the disabled character Miserrimus Dexter, a fascinating but mentally unstable genius, and his devoted female cousin, Ariel. Dexter will prove crucial to uncovering the disturbing truth behind the mysterious death.

Reviews

Sherry

- Another great story from this author!

Excellent story and I had no problem with the reader - thought she did a great job! Enjoyed listening very much! The serialized type of novel leaves you wanting more at the end of each chapter- hard to stop!

Tamara

- Good story I cannot hear

While I appreciate the time and effort of the readers, I truely wish they would think about the listener. I can't continue listening to this story. Rapid fire speech, rapid long sentences means I do not as a listener get to comprehend 1/10th of the story. Will have to wait until another reader records this. Sad.. sounds like a good story.