The Letters of Wilkie Collins 1838-1865 by William Baker


The Letters of Wilkie Collins 1838-1865 by William Baker

Wilkie Collins is the only leading Victorian novelist whose letters have not been published. This two-volume edition will thus fill a gaping hole in any assessment of one of the nineteenth century's most loved novelists. It is also extremely timely. Two recent biographies have re-assessed his private life and his literary achievements. His best known novels, The Woman in White and The Moonstone, continue to feature on television, and most of his thirty-odd novels are in print. This authorized edition covers more than 2,000 of Collins' letters.


Brings to life the author of the best-selling Victorian novels The Woman in White and The Moonstone. New York Times Book Review

About the Author

William Baker is Professor of English, Department of English, and Professor, University Libraries, at Northern Illinois University. William M. Clarke is the author of The Secret Life of Wilkie Collin s, and his wife, Faith, is the great granddaughter of Wilkie Collins.

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309 pages


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Publication date

14th January 2014



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