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Wilkie Collins - Author

About the Author

Wilkie Collins was born on 8 January 1824 and died on 23 September 1889. In those 65 years he wrote 27 novels, more than 50 short stories, at least 15 plays, and more than 100 non-fiction pieces. A close friend of Charles Dickens from their meeting in March 1851 until Dickens' death in June 1870, Collins was one of the best known, best loved, and, for a time, best paid of Victorian fiction writers. But after his death, his reputation declined as Dickens's bloomed. Now, Collins is being given more critical and popular attention than he has for fifty years. Almost all his books are in print, he is studied widely, and new film and television versions of some of his books have been made. Nevertheless, there is still much to be discovered about this superstar of Victorian fiction.

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Other books by Wilkie Collins

The Law and the Lady

The Law and the Lady

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2020

Basil

Basil

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2020

The Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2020

Die Heirat im Omnibus Erster Band

Die Heirat im Omnibus Erster Band

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2020

The Woman in White

The Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins, Judith John, Martin Edwards Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2020

The FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CRIME CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library of classic crime and mystery thrillers. Each stunning unabridged edition features deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The Woman in White, along with Collins' other masterpiece The Moonstone) is generally regarded as the first successful crime and mystery novel. On publication in 1860 it caused a sensation and was exceptionally popular with public and critic alike. Based on a real 18th century case of abduction Collins weaves an intriguing tale of mystery, asylums and mistaken identity that continues to grip the sophisticated modern reader. A specially commissioned biography of the author and a glossary of Victorian and Literary terms make this new edition essential for all classic crime fans!

The Dead Alive

The Dead Alive

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

In this 1874 novella, the celebrated British writer of sensation fiction tells the tale of two brothers sentenced to be executed for having committed a murder that never occurred, and of the efforts of the energetic Naomi Colebrook to ferret out the truth and save the two innocents. As editor Anna Clarke observes, Collins' work is both a compelling legal sensation thriller and an important transatlantic commentary on American life. Along with the text itself and an illuminating introduction, Clarke provides a range of background materials-including documents from the real-life Boorn murder trial that inspired the novella-in order to set the work in its historical context.

The Moonstone A Romance

The Moonstone A Romance

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2020

The black Robe Vol. 1

The black Robe Vol. 1

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2020

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https://www.wilkiecollins.com/

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