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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.

Featured books by Wilkie Collins

Other books by Wilkie Collins

The Dead Alive

The Dead Alive

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2020

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 Frozen Deep & After Dark

The Frozen Deep & After Dark

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2020

The Frozen Deep & After Dark

The Frozen Deep & After Dark

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2020

Hide and Seek, The Fallen Leaves & The Haunted Hotel

Hide and Seek, The Fallen Leaves & The Haunted Hotel

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2020

Jezebel's Daughter & The Guilty River

Jezebel's Daughter & The Guilty River

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2020

Jezebel's Daughter & The Guilty River

Jezebel's Daughter & The Guilty River

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2020

Hide and Seek & The Fallen Leaves

Hide and Seek & The Fallen Leaves

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2020

Miss or Mrs.? & The Law and the Lady

Miss or Mrs.? & The Law and the Lady

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2020

Antonina; Or, The Fall of Rome, Poor Miss Finch & John Jago's Ghost

Antonina; Or, The Fall of Rome, Poor Miss Finch & John Jago's Ghost

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2020

Hide and Seek, The Fallen Leaves & The Haunted Hotel

Hide and Seek, The Fallen Leaves & The Haunted Hotel

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2020

My Miscellanies & The Guilty River

My Miscellanies & The Guilty River

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2020

Rambles Beyond Railways; or, Notes in Cornwall taken A-foot & Blind Love

Rambles Beyond Railways; or, Notes in Cornwall taken A-foot & Blind Love

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2020

Hide and Seek & The Fallen Leaves

Hide and Seek & The Fallen Leaves

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/01/2020

The Law and the Lady, The New Magdalen & The Two Destinies

The Law and the Lady, The New Magdalen & The Two Destinies

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2020

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