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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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Iolani; or, Tahiti as It Was A Romance

Iolani; or, Tahiti as It Was A Romance

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2018

Written 150 years ago, never published, and presumed lost for nearly a century, Wilkie Collins's earliest novel now appears in print for the first time. Iolani is a sensational romance--a tale of terror and suspense, bravery and betrayal, set against the lush backdrop of Tahiti. The book's complicated history is worthy of a writer famous for intricate plots hinging on long-kept secrets. Collins wrote the book as a young man in the early 1840s, twenty years before The Moonstone and The Woman in White made his name among Victorian novelists. He failed to find a publisher for the work, shelved the manuscript for years, and eventually gave it to an acquaintance. It disappeared into the hands of private collectors and remained there--acquiring mythical status as a lost novel--from the turn of the century until its sudden appearance on the rare book market in New York in 1991. This first edition appears with the permission of the new owners, who keep the mystery alive by remaining anonymous. The novel is set in Tahiti prior to European contact. It tells the story of the diabolical high priest, Iolani , and the heroic young woman, Idua, who bears his child. Determined to defy the Tahitian custom of killing firstborn children, Idua and her friend Aimata flee with the baby and take refuge among Iolani's enemies. The vengeful priest pursues them, setting into motion a plot that features civil war, sorcery, sacrificial rites, wild madmen, treachery, and love. Collins explores themes that he would return to again and again in his career: oppression by sinister, patriarchal figures; the bravery of forceful, unorthodox women; the psychology of the criminal mind; the hypocrisy of moralists; and Victorian ideas of the exotic. As Ira Nadel shows in his introduction, the novel casts new light on Collins's development as a writer and on the creation of his later masterpieces. A sample page from the manuscript appears as the frontispiece to this edition. The publication of Iolani is a major literary event: a century and half late, Wilkie Collins makes his literary debut. Originally published in 1999. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Heart and Science A Story of the Present Time

Heart and Science A Story of the Present Time

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/09/2018

Wilkie Collins's later novels are often as concerned with social issues as they are with simple storytelling-but as more and more critics are suggesting, the best of them are as readable and thought-provoking today as they were when they first appeared. Of none is this more true than of his 1883 novel Heart and Science, which Collins himself placed alongside his masterpiece The Woman in White.Heart and Science turns on the fate of the orphaned Carmina Graywell, who is left in the charge of her aunt and guardian Mrs. Gallilee when her fiance is forced to take an extended trip to Canada's drier climes in order to recover his health. Over the issue of her inheritance Mrs. Gallilee schemes to manipulate, control and ultimately destroy the naive but strong-willed Carmina. The story is complicated by the machinations of Dr. Benjulia, a dark genius whose passionate devotion to the study of diseases of the brain leads him to encourage the progress of Carmina's life-threatening brain illness for the sake of scientific observation; the narrative builds to a pair of spectacularly lurid climactic scenes.Collin's novel tackles the debate over what he termed `the hideous secrets of Vivisection' with a passionate intensity aroused in large part by the sensational 1880s case of a doctor who was acquitted on charges laid under the new Cruelty to Animals Act of having practiced live experimentation on animals without a license. Excerpts from a contemporary account of this trial, together with other documents relating to the vivisectionist controversy and a variety of contemporary reviews of the book, are included among the appendices of this volume. The edition also includes a full introduction, chronology, explanatory notes and a note on the text.Heart and Science's story of the struggle between strong-willed women will strike chords of sympathetic understanding with modern readers-as will its vivisectionist theme, with it's clear parallels to the animal welfare/ animal rights debates of today.

Woman in White

Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2018

One of the pioneers of modern detective literature, the English writer Wilkie Collins is considered to be a master of intrigue, who can combine mystery, detective and love in his works. The novel "e;Woman in White"e; is based on a fascinating plot about a crime that was conceived and implemented for the sake of money. The arts teacher meets a mysterious girl in a white dress on the road. A frightened and slightly confused stranger begs him to help her to get to London.

The Frozen Deep

The Frozen Deep

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

Frank Aldersley becomes engaged to Clara Burnham on the eve of his departure on a journey to discover the Northwest Passage. Unbeknownst to him, Richard Wardour, his spurned rival, joins the crew of another ship belonging to the same expedition. When the ships get trapped in the ice and the men are randomly drawn into the same search party, Richard finds himself torn between his desire for revenge and the need for solidarity in the face of adversity. Based on an actual doomed mission to the Arctic captained by Sir John Franklin, and initially written for the stage in collaboration with Dickens - who also acted in the play - The Frozen Deep is an action-packed tale of vengeance and sacrifice

The Black Robe

The Black Robe

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2018

La Pierre de Lune

La Pierre de Lune

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2018

Cet ebook beneficie d'une mise en page esthetique optimisee pour la lecture numerique.T.S. Eliot considrait ce texte de Wilkie Collins comme le meilleur roman policier jamais crit en langue anglaise Un diamant baptis Pierre de Lune, arrach l'Inde, sert de fil conducteur cette enqute aux mille facettes la fois mystrieuse et palpitante. Cette pierre prcieuse va bouleverser la vie de la famille Verinder et mettre jour ses secrets bien gards mais surtout ses turpitudes. Une intrigue bien mene au suspense haletant ol'auteurinstille par l'usage de narrateurs successifs des hypothses, des zones d'ombre et des doutes dans l'esprit du lecteur.

La piste du crime

La piste du crime

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2018

Cet ebook beneficie d'une mise en page esthetique optimisee pour la lecture numerique.Aprs de trop rapides fianailles contre l'avis de sa famille, Valria a finalement pous Eustache Woodville. Elle dcouvre rapidement que son mari ne lui a pas tout racont de son pass et elle va s'vertuer dcouvrir son lourd secret...Cette intrigue, aux fils trompeurs et d'une fluidit dlicate, est trs agrable lire. Le suspens est accru par le malin dcoupage des chapitres opr par ce matre du roman policier anglais qu'est Wilkie Collins.

Le Secret

Le Secret

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2018

Cet ebook beneficie d'une mise en page esthetique optimisee pour la lecture numerique.Un Secret bien gard ?Mrs Treverton mourante fait crire sa servante Sarah une lettre pour son mari car, bout de force, elle ne veut pas amener ce secret avec elle dans la tombe. Sarah ne peut remettre cette missive son matre plor et sa fille Rosamond ge tout juste de cinq ans. Elle la cache dans une des chambres de la demeure puis disparait... Quinze ans plus tard, Rosamond comprend que la maison de son enfance cache un secret et elle fera tout pour le dcouvrir...Wilkie Collins, en remarquable observateur de son temps, sait nous dpeindre ces mes tortures. Ce roman est un classique qui a gard tout son charme. Le processus de dvoilement de ce secret est sem d'embuches, de dtours et de fausses pistes qui tiendront le lecteur en haleine.

Woman in White, The

Woman in White, The

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2018

Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White, written in 1859, is considered to be among the first mystery novels and one of the finest examples of the sensation novel, a genre blending realism and gothic romance, and exploring the artificiality of identity. In it, a young protagonist, Walter Hartright, meets a mysterious woman dressed all in white on a London street at midnight. After helping her return home, he learns from police that she has escaped from an asylum. Later, Walter takes a job as an art tutor to two young women, one of whom bears a strong resemblance to the woman in white. Considered to be Collins' finest novel along with The Moonstone.

Woman in White, The

Woman in White, The

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2018

Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White, written in 1859, is considered to be among the first mystery novels and one of the finest examples of the sensation novel, a genre blending realism and gothic romance, and exploring the artificiality of identity. In it, a young protagonist, Walter Hartright, meets a mysterious woman dressed all in white on a London street at midnight. After helping her return home, he learns from police that she has escaped from an asylum. Later, Walter takes a job as an art tutor to two young women, one of whom bears a strong resemblance to the woman in white. Considered to be Collins' finest novel along with The Moonstone.

Moonstone, The

Moonstone, The

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2018

Considered the first true detective story Wilkie Collins' The Moonstone (1868) is a 19th-century British epistolary novel. Originally serialized in Charles Dickens' magazine All the Year Round, it introduced many hallmarks of detective fiction, including an English country house setting, bungling local policemen, and a large number of false suspects. In it, Rachel Verinder, a young English woman, inherits a large Indian diamond on her eighteenth birthday from her uncle who was stationed in India. The diamond itself has great religious significance as well as monetary value and becomes the focus of several determined efforts to acquire it. Filled with romance, suspense and a healthy dose of mystery, The Moonstone is a classic page-turner.

Moonstone, The

Moonstone, The

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2018

Considered the first true detective story Wilkie Collins' The Moonstone (1868) is a 19th-century British epistolary novel. Originally serialized in Charles Dickens' magazine All the Year Round, it introduced many hallmarks of detective fiction, including an English country house setting, bungling local policemen, and a large number of false suspects. In it, Rachel Verinder, a young English woman, inherits a large Indian diamond on her eighteenth birthday from her uncle who was stationed in India. The diamond itself has great religious significance as well as monetary value and becomes the focus of several determined efforts to acquire it. Filled with romance, suspense and a healthy dose of mystery, The Moonstone is a classic page-turner.

Baisers Furtifs

Baisers Furtifs

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2018

Cet ebook beneficie d'une mise en page esthetique optimisee pour la lecture numerique.Quand l'amour dfie les lois de l'argent !Ce texte de Wilkie Collins, auteur britannique, a connu un norme succs lors de sa publication en raison du sujet sulfureux qu'il aborde, ce qui lui valut de nombreuses traductions. En effet, il relate les intrigues du mariage secret d'une demoiselle de quinze ans Nathalie Graybrooke son cousin Launcelot Linzie, en dpit du fait que son pre la dj promise un riche et vieux ami de leur famille nomm Monsieur Turlington. Ce dernier va tout tenter pour rcuprer Nathalie et la fortune qu'elle reprsente pour lui.

C'etait ecrit

C'etait ecrit

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 03/07/2018

Cet ebook beneficie d'une mise en page esthetique optimisee pour la lecture numerique.Wilkie Collins, auteur britannique nous livre une aventure o vengeance, amour et complot s'entremlent magistralement.La jeune Iris est contrainte de renoncer pouser le beau Lord Harry, la vie trop dissolue, car son pre la destine un homme riche.Mais lorsque leurs destines se recroisent, Iris est entrane dans les turpitudes de son amour interdit.

Rambles Beyond Railways, or Notes in Cornwall Taken A-Foot

Rambles Beyond Railways, or Notes in Cornwall Taken A-Foot

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/06/2018

Law and the Lady

Law and the Lady

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 30/05/2018

Three years ago, her husband stood accused of murder -- and the verdict that came in from the jury was the Scottish Verdict, Not Proven. The jury had not evidence enough to convict him -- nor enough to comfortably exonerate him. Eustace could not bear the weight of her discovery; he fled to the continent, to live in anonymity. But Valeria knew her husband, and she loved him. She knew he was innocent, too, with the sort of intuition that guides the lucky flawlessly. And she set out to prove it to the world. * Valeria Woodville is one of English literature's earliest women detectives -- that makes the novel historically remarkable. But it's also a great fun mystery, full of plot and circumsance, and a rogue's gallery of odd Dickensian characters. The Law and the Lady is as remarkable a novel today as it was when it was first published in 1875.

Jezebel's Daughter, in Three Volumes, Vol. III

Jezebel's Daughter, in Three Volumes, Vol. III

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

The Law and the Lady A Novel. in Three Volumes. Vol. III

The Law and the Lady A Novel. in Three Volumes. Vol. III

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2018

My Miscellanies. in Two Volumes. Vol. I

My Miscellanies. in Two Volumes. Vol. I

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

My Miscellanies. in Two Volumes. Vol. II. [london-1863]

My Miscellanies. in Two Volumes. Vol. II. [london-1863]

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2018

The Legacy of Cain. in Three Volumes. Vol. II

The Legacy of Cain. in Three Volumes. Vol. II

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2018

Woman in White

Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2018

The Woman in White famously opens with Walter Hartright's eerie encounter on a moonlit London road. Engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie, Walter becomes embroiled in the sinister intrigues of Sir Percival Glyde and his 'charming' friend Count Fosco, who has a taste for white mice, vanilla bonbons, and poison. Pursuing questions of identity and insanity along the paths and corridors of English country houses and the madhouse, The Woman in White is the first and most influential of the Victorian genre that combined Gothic horror with psychological realism.

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins, Judith Flanders Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/05/2018

Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. One of the great Victorian novels, The Moonstone has engrossed, entertained and enraptured readers since its first publication in 1868. This edition features an introduction by the renowned historian, journalist and author, Judith Flanders. Lady Verinder's uncle gives her the Moonstone - a magnificent diamond as large as an egg - for her eighteenth birthday, but it is not quite the generous gift it first seems. For he obtained it through bloody and nefarious means in India, and legend says the diamond's guardians will stop at nothing to get it back. When the Moonstone is stolen, an innocent man is accused of the crime and from this simple beginning, Wilkie Collins creates a stunning, complex narrative of dark mystery, suspense and atmosphere - and one of the very first detective stories ever written.

Der Mondstein (Mystery-Krimi)

Der Mondstein (Mystery-Krimi)

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/04/2018

Antonina

Antonina

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2018

Eine Frau will Gerechtigkeit

Eine Frau will Gerechtigkeit

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2018

Valeria hat den Mann ihres Lebens gefunden und heiratet ihn. Aber schon wenige Tage nach der Hochzeit muss sie festellen, dass Eustace ihr etwas verschweigt. Als sie herausfindet, dass ihr Mann wegen Mordes angeklagt war und nur aus Mangel an Beweisen freigesprochen wurde, trennt er sich von ihr - dass sie ihm jetzt noch vertrauen kann, mag er nicht glauben. Aber Valerias unerschutterliche Liebe paart sich mit Hartnackigkeit, und so macht sie sich auf eigene Faust daran, Eustaces Unschuld ein fur alle Mal zu beweisen. Auch die skurrilen, ja geradezu beangstigenden Personen, an die sie im Zuge ihrer Nachforschungen gerat, lassen sie ihr Ziel nicht aus den Augen verlieren. Schlielich scheint der Erfolg greifbar nahe zu sein, aber da gerat ihre Entschlossenheit ins Wanken... Der spannende, aber auch berhrende Roman "e;Eine Frau will Gerechtigkeit"e;, der hier in einer vllig neuen deutschen bersetzung vorliegt, erschien ursprnglich 1875. Zum ersten Mal in der Kriminalliteratur lsst Wilkie Collins darin eine Frau die Ermittlungen fhren. Der AutorWilkie Collins (1824-1889) war einer der groen viktorianischen Schriftsteller. Er arbeitete hufig mit Charles Dickens zusammen und kritisierte wie dieser in seinen Romanen und Kurzgeschichten die gesellschaftlichen Verhltnisse seiner Zeit. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei oftmals starke Frauengestalten. Mit seinen bekanntesten Werken Die Frau in Wei und Der rote Schal begrndete er das Genre der Kriminalromane.

Armadale

Armadale

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 18/04/2018

The novel has a convoluted plot about two distant cousins both named Allan Armadale. The father of one had murdered the father of the other (the two fathers are also named Allan Armadale). The story starts with a deathbed confession by the murderer in the form of a letter to be given to his baby son when he grows up. Many years are skipped over. The son, mistreated at home, runs away from his mother and stepfather, and takes up a wandering life under the assumed name of Ozias Midwinter.

No Name

No Name

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 05/04/2018

Magdalen Vanstone and her sister Norah learn the true meaning of social stigma in Victorian England only after the traumatic discovery that their dearly loved parents, whose sudden deaths have left them orphans, were not married at the time of their birth. Disinherited by law and brutally ousted from Combe-Raven, the idyllic country estate which has been their peaceful home since childhood, the two young women are left to fend for themselves. While the submissive Norah follows a path of duty and hardship as a governess, her high-spirited and rebellious younger sister has made other decisions. Determined to regain her rightful inheritance at any cost, Magdalen uses her unconventional beauty and dramatic talent in recklessly pursuing her revenge. Aided by the audacious swindler Captain Wragge, she braves a series of trials leading up to the climactic test: can she trade herself in marriage to the man she loathes?

The Woman in White

The Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

After Dark

After Dark

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2018

After Dark is Wilkie Collins's first collection of six short stories, published in 1856. The book is a series of tales supposed to be told to poor travelling portrait-painter, William Kerby, who is forced to abandon his profession for six months in order to save his sight.

Woman in White

Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents.The Woman in White is one of the earliest and most famous mystery novels written.Published by British author Wilkie Collins in 1860, the book centers around Walter Hartright and his run-in with a mysterious woman dressed in white.

Dead Secret

Dead Secret

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of The Dead Secret includes a table of contents.

Black Robe

Black Robe

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of The Black Robe includes a table of contents.

After Dark

After Dark

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of After Dark includes a table of contents.

Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of The Queen of Hearts includes a table of contents.

Basil

Basil

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of Basil includes a table of contents.

Blind Love

Blind Love

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of Blind Love includes a table of contents.

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of Hide and Seek includes a table of contents.

Man and Wife

Man and Wife

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of Man and Wife includes a table of contents.

Fallen Leaves

Fallen Leaves

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of The Fallen Leaves includes a table of contents.

Little Novels

Little Novels

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of Little Novels includes a table of contents.

Evil Genius

Evil Genius

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of The Evil Genius includes a table of contents.

Miss or Mrs.?

Miss or Mrs.?

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of Miss or Mrs.? includes a table of contents.

Jezebel's Daughter

Jezebel's Daughter

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of Jezebel's Daughter includes a table of contents.

&quote;I Say No&quote;

"e;I Say No"e;

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of "e;I Say No"e; includes a table of contents.

Dead Alive

Dead Alive

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of The Dead Alive includes a table of contents.

My Lady's Money

My Lady's Money

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of My Lady's Money includes a table of contents.

Legacy of Cain

Legacy of Cain

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of The Legacy of Cain includes a table of contents.

Rogue's Life

Rogue's Life

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of A Rogue's Life includes a table of contents.

Two Destinies

Two Destinies

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of The Two Destinies includes a table of contents.

Guilty River

Guilty River

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of The Guilty River includes a table of contents.

Heart and Science: A Story of the Present Time

Heart and Science: A Story of the Present Time

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of Heart and Science: A Story of the Present Time includes a table of contents.

New Magdalen

New Magdalen

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of The New Magdalen includes a table of contents.

My Miscellanies

My Miscellanies

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of My Miscellanies includes a table of contents.

Poor Miss Finch

Poor Miss Finch

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of Poor Miss Finch includes a table of contents.

Law and the Lady

Law and the Lady

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins (8 January 182423 September 1889) will never be as well known as one of his friends, a fellow writer named Charles Dickens. But Collins was an established playwright and author in his own right. Collins and Dickens collaborated frequently, but Wilkie also produced hundreds of his own works, ranging from novels to literary articles and short stories, including The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale and No Name.

Moonstone

Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins (8 January 182423 September 1889) will never be as well known as one of his friends, a fellow writer named Charles Dickens. But Collins was an established playwright and author in his own right. Collins and Dickens collaborated frequently, but Wilkie also produced hundreds of his own works, ranging from novels to literary articles and short stories, including The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale and No Name.

Haunted Hotel

Haunted Hotel

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins (8 January 182423 September 1889) will never be as well known as one of his friends, a fellow writer named Charles Dickens. But Collins was an established playwright and author in his own right. Collins and Dickens collaborated frequently, but Wilkie also produced hundreds of his own works, ranging from novels to literary articles and short stories, including The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale and No Name.

Wilkie Collins Collection

Wilkie Collins Collection

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents.Wilkie Collins was a British writer in the 19th century.With classics such as The Woman in White, The Moonstone, and Armadale, Collins is considered one of the masters of the mystery genre.This collection includes the following:NOVELS:Antonina; Or, The Fall of RomeBasilHide and SeekThe Dead SecretThe Woman in WhiteNo NameArmadale The MoonstoneMan and WifePoor Miss FinchThe Dead AliveThe New MagdalenThe Law and the LadyThe Two DestiniesMy Lady's MoneyThe Haunted HotelThe Fallen LeavesThe Black RobeHeart and Science: A Story of the Present TimeThe Evil GeniusThe Guilty RiverThe Legacy of CainBlind Love"e;I Say No"e;Jezebel's DaughterMiss or Mrs.?A Rogue's Life14 short novels including Who Killed Zebedee? from "e;Little Novels"e;Mr. Wray's Cash BoxPLAYS:The Frozen Deep (co-written by Charles Dickens)No Thoroughfare (co-written by Charles Dickens)SHORT STORIES:The Queen of HeartsAfter DarkA House to Let (co-written by Charles Dickens and 3 others)The Haunted House (co-written by Charles Dickens and 5 others)

Armadale

Armadale

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of Armadale includes a table of contents.

No Name

No Name

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of No Name includes a table of contents.

Basil

Basil

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2018

Law and the Lady

Law and the Lady

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;William Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 - 23 September 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and writer of short stories. He was hugely popular in his time, and wrote 27 novels, more than 50 short stories, at least 15 plays, and over 100 pieces of non-fiction work. His best-known works are The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale and No Name."e;

Moonstone

Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century British epistolary novel, generally considered the first detective novel in the English language. The story was originally serialized in Charles Dickens' magazine All the Year Round. The Moonstone and The Woman in White are considered Wilkie Collins' best novels. Besides creating many of the ground rules of the detective novel, The Moonstone also reflected Collins' enlightened social attitudes in his treatment of the servants in the novel."e;

Woman in White

Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

According to Wikipedia: "e;The Woman in White is an epistolary novel written by Wilkie Collins in 1859, serialized in 1859-1860, and first published in book form in 1860. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of 'sensation novels'. The story is considered an early example of detective fiction with the hero, Walter Hartright, employing many of the sleuthing techniques of later private detectives."e;

Three Mystery Novels

Three Mystery Novels

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This file includes three mystery masterpieces by Wilkie Collins (1824-1889): The Woman in White, The Law and the Lady, and The Moonstone, which is considered the first modern English detective novel.

Antonina or the Fall of Rome

Antonina or the Fall of Rome

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic historical novel. According to the Preface: "e;To the fictitious characters alone is committed the task of representing the spirit of the age. The Roman emperor, Honorius, and the Gothic king, Alaric, mix but little personally in the business of thestory--onlyappearing in such events, and acting under such circumstances, as the records of history strictly authorise; but exact truth in respectto time, place, and circumstance is observed in every historicalevent introduced in the plot, from the period of the march of the Gothicinvaders over the Alps to the close of the first barbarianblockade of Rome."e; According to Wikipedia: "e;William Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. He was hugely popular in his time, and wrote 27 novels, more than 50 short stories, at least 15 plays, and over 100 pieces of non-fiction work. His best-known works are The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale and No Name."e;

The Law and the Lady

The Law and the Lady

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2018

Rogue's Life

Rogue's Life

Author: Wilkie Collins, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2018

A delightful tale of thwarted ambition and forbidden love, A Rogue's Life follows the fortunes of an endearing young man. Proffering his own take on picaresque storytelling-and with many a grain of truth for twenty-somethings today-this is Wilkie Collins at his entertaining best. Propelled into society by his ever-hopeful father, Frank Softly is introduced to a variety of professions in order to make his fortune. Not industrious by nature, however, Frank finds working life a challenge, and by his 25th birthday, he has failed medicine, portrait-painting, caricaturing, and even forgery. Disenchanted with life, he despairs of ever finding something to commit to-until he meets Alicia Dulcifer and her inexplicably wealthy father. The author of The Woman in White and The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins is widely regarded as the originator of the detective novel... Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 - 23 September 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. His best-known works are The Woman in White (1859), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The last is considered the first modern English detective novel. Born into the family of painter William Collins in London, he lived with his family in Italy and France as a child and learned French and Italian. He worked as a clerk for a tea merchant. After his first novel, Antonina, was published in 1850, he met Charles Dickens, who became a close friend, mentor and collaborator. Some of Collins's works were first published in Dickens' journals All the Year Round and Household Words and the two collaborated on drama and fiction. Collins published his best known works in the 1860s, achieved financial stability and an international reputation.

The Woman in White

The Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2018

The inspiration behind BBC1's sensational psychological thriller mini series. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins features an afterword by writer, editor and playwright David Stuart Davies. On a moonlit London night, art teacher Walter Hartwright meets a young woman - beautiful, terrified and dressed entirely white - alone on the street. Compelled to help this piteous creature, he finds himself caught up in a world of secrets, murder and madness, with an impossible mystery to solve. The odds seem stacked against him, but a sleuthing partnership with the brilliantly clever Marian Halcombe may be just enough to outwit their formidable nemesis - the menacing Count Fosco. One of the great mystery thrillers of the nineteenth century and beyond, The Woman in White is a wonderful combination of rich characterisation and cunning melodrama that ensnares the reader from the very first page.

Wilkie Collins: The Best Works

Wilkie Collins: The Best Works

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2018

This ebook compiles Wilkie Collins' greatest writings, including novels, novellas, short stories and travel narratives such as "e;The Moonstone"e;, "e;The Woman in White"e;, "e;The Yellow Mask"e;, "e;Rambles Beyond Railways"e;, "e;Armadale"e; and "e;A Terribly Strange Bed"e;. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Heart and Science: A Story of the Present Time

Heart and Science: A Story of the Present Time

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 31/12/2017

"e;Heart and Science"e;, one of Wilkie Collins' later novels, is concerned with the debate over what he termed 'the hideous secrets of vivisection.' The tale of a family split by various opinions and sentiments, as well as the novel's clear parallels to the animal welfare/animal rights debates of today will strike chords of understanding with modern readers, who always relate well to the accessible conversational style of Collins' prose. (Excerpt from Goodreads)

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins, G. D. H. Cole, Margaret Cole Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/12/2017

Exactly 150 years since its publication in 1868, this reissue of Collins' popular Detective Club edition of The Moonstone offers crime fiction fans the chance to read the book that is acclaimed as the very first detective novel in the English language. At a party celebrating her eighteenth birthday, Rachel Verinder wears the stunning yellow diamond she unexpectedly inherited from her uncle, unaware that it was plundered from a sacred Indian shrine fifty years earlier. When the jewel goes missing later that night, suspicions are raised and accusations fly in all directions. Sifting through divergent accounts of what happened, the indomitable Sergeant Cuff must find the Moonstone and the truth about its mysterious disappearance. Recognised as the very first detective novel in the English language, The Moonstone (1868) earned Wilkie Collins the reputation of the godfather of the classic English detective story, with Dorothy L. Sayers declaring, `Nothing human is perfection, but The Moonstone comes about as near perfection as anything of the kind ever can.' For 150 years its intricate locked-room puzzle and multiple narrators have influenced generations of mystery authors. This Detective Club classic reproduces Collins' slightly abridged version of the novel, originally designed to make the long nineteenth-century text more accessible. It is introduced by the iconic crime writing duo G.D.H. and M. Cole, who analyse the popularity of Wilkie Collins' groundbreaking sensation novel.

Die bekanntesten Werke von Wilkie Collins

Die bekanntesten Werke von Wilkie Collins

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 14/12/2017

Diese Ausgabe der Werke von Collins wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfaltig formatiert. Dieses eBook ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) war ein britischer Schriftsteller und Verfasser der ersten Mystery Thriller. Er gilt heute als einer der groen viktorianischen Schriftsteller. Seine bekanntesten Werke sind Die Frau in Wei und Der Monddiamant. Beide Romane wrde man heute als Mystery Thriller oder im Fall von The Moonstone als Detective Novel bezeichnen, und man kann Wilkie Collins mit einigem Recht als einen der Begrnder dieser Genres sehen. Collins war ein enger Freund Charles Dickens'. Dickens und Collins schrieben auch gemeinsam Texte. Inhalt:Die Frau in WeiDer MondsteinBlinde LiebeDie Neue MagdalenaEin Tiefes GeheimnisFrulein Minna und der ReitknechtFrulein oder Frau?Herr Marmaduke und der PfarrerHerr Lismore und die WitweJohn Jagos GeistHeirat wider WillenFrulein Morris und der FremdeDas Duell im WaldeEine Ehestandstragdie

Wilkie Collins-Krimis

Wilkie Collins-Krimis

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 14/12/2017

Diese Sammlung wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfaltig formatiert. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) war ein britischer Schriftsteller und Verfasser der ersten Mystery Thriller. Er sollte zu einem der populrsten Autoren seiner Zeit werden. Seine bekanntesten Werke sind Die Frau in Wei und Der Monddiamant. Beide Romane wrde man heute als Mystery Thriller oder im Fall von The Moonstone als Detective Novel bezeichnen, und man kann Wilkie Collins mit einigem Recht als einen der Begrnder dieser Genres sehen. Collins gilt heute als einer der groen viktorianischen Schriftsteller. Er war ein enger Freund Charles Dickens'. Dickens und Collins schrieben auch gemeinsam Texte.

The Woman in White

The Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/11/2017

A Rogue's Life

A Rogue's Life

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2017

After Dark

After Dark

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2017

After Dark is Wilkie Collins's first collection of six short stories, published in 1856. The book is a series of tales supposed to be told to poor travelling portrait-painter, William Kerby, who is forced to abandon his profession for six months in order to save his sight. Collins provides a narrative framework, which tells us how the painter came to think of publishing the stories, (Kerby's wife Leah realizes that if she acts as amanuensis William can support them by turning author), how they were collected (from the people who 'sat' for him to have their portraits painted) and descriptions of the circumstances under which the tales were told. The tales are stories of adventure, well varied, and often striking in the incidents, or with thrilling situations; and are as pleasant reading as a novel reader could desire.

I Say No

I Say No

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 19/11/2017

A young orphan, Emily Brown, who is courted by two eligible bachelors: Alban Morris, the drawing master at her school, and a clergyman, Miles Mirabel. Both claim to love her, but only one is telling the truth . . . and the other may be implicated in the suspicious death of her father.

Woman in White

Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2017

Wilkie Collins's classic thriller took the world by storm on its first appearance in 1859, with everything from dances to perfumes to dresses named in honor of the "e;woman in white."e; The novel's continuing fascination stems in part from a distinctive blend of melodrama, comedy, and realism; and in part from the power of its story.

Greatest Mysteries of Wilkie Collins (Illustrated Edition)

Greatest Mysteries of Wilkie Collins (Illustrated Edition)

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2017

"e;The Woman in White"e; is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of "e;sensation novels"e;. The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective fiction with the hero, Walter Hartright, employing many of the sleuthing techniques of later private detectives. "e;The Moonstone"e; is an epistolary novel, generally considered the first detective novel in the English language. Besides creating many of the ground rules of the detective novel, "e;The Moonstone"e; also reflected Collins' enlightened social attitudes in his treatment of the servants in the novel. Armadale is a mystery novel and has a convoluted plot about two distant cousins both named Allan Armadale. The father of one had murdered the father of the other (the two fathers are also named Allan Armadale). The story starts with a deathbed confession by the murderer in the form of a letter to be given to his baby son when he grows up. No Name is a 19th-century novel revolving around the issue of illegitimacy. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone. Content: The Woman in White No Name Armadale The Moonstone The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice The Law and The Lady The Dead Secret Miss or Mrs?

Woman in White

Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 05/11/2017

Wilkie Collins's classic thriller took the world by storm on its first appearance in 1859, with everything from dances to perfumes to dresses named in honor of the "e;woman in white."e; The novel's continuing fascination stems in part from a distinctive blend of melodrama, comedy, and realism; and in part from the power of its story.

Ein Tiefes Geheimnis (Mystery-Krimi)

Ein Tiefes Geheimnis (Mystery-Krimi)

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2017

Blinde Liebe (Vollst ndige Ausgabe Band 1&2)

Blinde Liebe (Vollst ndige Ausgabe Band 1&2)

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2017

Die Neue Magdalena (Vollst ndige Deutsche Ausgabe)

Die Neue Magdalena (Vollst ndige Deutsche Ausgabe)

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2017

Fr ulein Oder Frau? (Vollst ndige Deutsche Ausgabe)

Fr ulein Oder Frau? (Vollst ndige Deutsche Ausgabe)

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2017

Armadale

Armadale

Author: Wilkie Collins, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2017

Armadale is a novel by Wilkie Collins. Armadale is the third of the four great novels produced by Collins during the 1860s: after The Woman in White (1859-60) and No Name (1862), and before The Moonstone (1868). In the German spa town of Wildbad, the 'Scotchman' Mr. Neal is asked to transcribe the deathbed confession of Allan Armadale; his story concerns his murder of the man he had disinherited (also called Allan Armadale), who had subsequently married the woman he was betrothed to under false pretensions. Under Allan's instructions, the confession is left to be opened by his son once he comes of age. Nineteen years later, the son of the murdered man, also Allan Armadale, rescues a man of his own age--Ozias Midwinter. The stranger reveals himself to Reverend Decimus Brock, a friend of Allan through his late mother, as another Allan Armadale (the son of the man who committed the murder). Ozias tells Brock of his desperate upbringing, having run away from his mother and stepfather (Mr. Neal).

Wilkie Collins Omnibus

Wilkie Collins Omnibus

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 23/09/2017

The Serapis Classics edition of "e;The Wilkie Collins Omnibus"e; contains 13 FULL-LENGTH NOVELS from the master of literature himself! Masterpieces included in our Omnibus: The Woman in White, The Moonstone, After Dark, The Haunted Hotel, The Law and the Lady, Poor Miss Finch, The Queen of Hearts, The Black Robe, The Frozen Deep, My Lady's Money, Hide and Seek, The New Magdalen, & Basil.

Rogue's Life

Rogue's Life

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2017

Scion of a well-connected but impoverished family, Frank Softly may be the most audacious, outrageous, engaging, and thoroughly lovestruck young man in Regency London. By the age of 25, he's been in and out of doctoring, caricaturing, forging Old Masters, and counterfeiting half-crowns. Now a maliciously conceived will ties the loveable rascal's fortunes to those of his doddering grandmother and miserly brother-in-law. The ensuing scheme brings Frank up against a worthy adversary, the sinister Dr. Dulcifer, a conductor of secret experiments who also happens to be the father of a highly attractive young woman.Ranging from the British Isles to Australia, Frank's picaresque adventures enable Wilkie Collins to take a good-natured poke at a host of ready targets, including pretentious art collectors, puritanical English society, and stuffy self-improvement groups. Written with a light touch and charming sense of humor, A Rogue's Life offers a delightful diversion.

The Works of Wilkie Collins 18

The Works of Wilkie Collins 18

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2017

The Works of Wilkie Collins; Volume 16

The Works of Wilkie Collins; Volume 16

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2017

The Works of Wilkie Collins; Volume 30

The Works of Wilkie Collins; Volume 30

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2017

Poor Miss Finch, a Novel

Poor Miss Finch, a Novel

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2017

Rambles Beyond Railways; Or, Notes in Cornwall Taken A-Foot

Rambles Beyond Railways; Or, Notes in Cornwall Taken A-Foot

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/08/2017

Armadale. a Novel

Armadale. a Novel

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2017

Hide and Seek In Three Volumes

Hide and Seek In Three Volumes

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2017

The New Magdalene

The New Magdalene

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2017

The Dead Secret

The Dead Secret

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2017

Letters of Charles Dickens to Wilkie Collins

Letters of Charles Dickens to Wilkie Collins

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/08/2017

The Frozen Deep

The Frozen Deep

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/08/2017

House to Let

House to Let

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2017

A House to Let is a short story written by Wilkie Collins. It was originally published in 1858 in the Christmas edition of Dickens' Household Words magazine. Collins wrote the introduction and collaborated with Dickens on the second story and ending, while Gaskell and Proctor wrote the remainder. A House to Let was the first collaboration between the four writers, although Collins and Dickens had worked with Procter on previous Christmas stories for the magazine in 1854, 1855, and 1856. The four authors would write together again in 1859's "e;The Haunted House"e; which appeared in the extra Christmas number of All the Year Round, the successor to Household Words which Dickens had started after a dispute with his publishers. In a letter to Collins from 6 September 1858, Dickens outlined his idea for a Christmas story. He originally envisaged the story being written by himself and Collins with his plot outline fleshed out by Collins, but was later to invite Gaskell and Procter to contribute chapters. Dickens and Collins wrote the first chapter, "e;Over the Way"e;, and the last chapter "e;Let at Last"e; together, and each of the writers wrote one of the intervening chapters: Gaskell "e;The Manchester Marriage"e;, Dickens "e;Going into Society"e;, Procter "e;Three Evenings in the House"e; and Collins "e;Trottle's Report"e;. The plot concerns an elderly woman, Sophonisba, who notices signs of life in a supposedly empty dilapidated house (the eponymous "e;House to Let"e;) opposite her own and employs the efforts of an elderly admirer, Jabez Jarber, and her servant, Trottle, to discover what is happening within. A dramatisation of "e;A House to Let"e; was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 during the week of 11-15 December 2006. It was repeated on Radio Four Extra during the week 26-30 December 2011, again in December 2014 and again during the week 19-23 December 2016.

Woman in White (Cronos Classics)

Woman in White (Cronos Classics)

Author: Wilkie Collins, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2017

This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!The Woman in White is an epistolary novel written by Wilkie Collins in 1859, serialized in 1859-1860, and first published in book form in 1860. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of 'sensation novels'. As was customary at that time, The Woman in White was first published as a magazine serial. The first episode appeared on 29 November 1859, following Charles Dickens's own A Tale of Two Cities in Dickens's magazine All the Year Round in England, and Harper's Magazine in America. It caused an immediate sensation. Julian Symons (in his 1974 introduction to the Penguin edition) reports that "e;queues formed outside the offices to buy the next instalment. Bonnets, perfumes, waltzes and quadrilles were called by the book's title. Gladstone cancelled a theatre engagement to go on reading it. And Prince Albert sent a copy to Baron Stockmar."e;

L'Hotel Hante (Cronos Classics)

L'Hotel Hante (Cronos Classics)

Author: Wilkie Collins, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 08/08/2017

Cette version du livre contient une table des matieres active ( HTML ), ce qui rendra votre lecture plus simple et plus agreable. Le prcurseur de la "e;detective novel le "e;Gaboriau anglais les qualificatifs ne manquent pas pour qualifier le premier grand auteur de romans policiers anglais, des annes avant Arthur Conan Doyle et son SHerlock Holmes. Aprs un mariage scandaleux, Lord Montbarry dcde en voyage de noces dans un htel Venise. Malgr les circonstances troubles ,une enqute diligente par les assurances ne trouve rien de suspect... Mais alors, pourquoi la veuve Montbarry semble sombrer dans la folie, comme sous le poids d'un secret terrible ?...

Blinde Liebe

Blinde Liebe

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2017

Blinde Liebe

Blinde Liebe

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2017

Woman in White

Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2017

The Woman in White is Wilkie Collins' fifth published novel, written in 1859. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of "e;sensation novels"e;. The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective fiction with protagonist Walter Hartright employing many of the sleuthing techniques of later private detectives. The use of multiple narrators (including nearly all the principal characters) draws on Collins's legal training, and as he points out in his Preamble: "e;the story here presented will be told by more than one pen, as the story of an offence against the laws is told in Court by more than one witness"e;. In 2003, Robert McCrum writing for The Observer listed The Woman in White number 23 in "e;the top 100 greatest novels of all time"e;, and the novel was listed at number 77 on the BBC's survey The Big Read.

Blind Love

Blind Love

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

No Name; Volume 1

No Name; Volume 1

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Armadale; Volume II

Armadale; Volume II

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Armadale; Volume II

Armadale; Volume II

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Blind Love

Blind Love

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

No Name; Volume 2

No Name; Volume 2

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

No Name; Volume 2

No Name; Volume 2

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

No Name; Volume 1

No Name; Volume 1

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Armadale; Volume I

Armadale; Volume I

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Armadale; Volume I

Armadale; Volume I

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2017

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Stories by English Authors France

Stories by English Authors France

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Jezebel's Daughter

Jezebel's Daughter

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Woman in White

The Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Guilty River

The Guilty River

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Guilty River

The Guilty River

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Antonina The Fall of Rome

Antonina The Fall of Rome

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Antonina The Fall of Rome

Antonina The Fall of Rome

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Jezebel's Daughter

Jezebel's Daughter

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Poor Miss Finch

Poor Miss Finch

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Woman in White

The Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Poor Miss Finch

Poor Miss Finch

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

Stories by English Authors France

Stories by English Authors France

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Haunted Hotel A Mystery of Modern Venice

The Haunted Hotel A Mystery of Modern Venice

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Haunted Hotel A Mystery of Modern Venice

The Haunted Hotel A Mystery of Modern Venice

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/05/2017

The Fallen Leaves

The Fallen Leaves

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

L'Hotel Hante

L'Hotel Hante

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

The New Magdalen

The New Magdalen

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

The New Magdalen

The New Magdalen

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Little Novels

Little Novels

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Little Novels

Little Novels

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

The Frozen Deep

The Frozen Deep

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

A Rogue's Life

A Rogue's Life

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

The Law and the Lady

The Law and the Lady

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

The Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

The Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

L'Hotel Hante

L'Hotel Hante

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

The Frozen Deep

The Frozen Deep

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Man and Wife

Man and Wife

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Man and Wife

Man and Wife

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

The Fallen Leaves

The Fallen Leaves

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

A Rogue's Life

A Rogue's Life

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

The Law and the Lady

The Law and the Lady

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

The Black Robe

The Black Robe

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/05/2017

The Black Robe

The Black Robe

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/05/2017

Moonstone

Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 16/05/2017

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century British epistolary novel, generally considered the first full length detective novel in the English language. The story was originally serialised in Charles Dickens' magazine All the Year Round. The Moonstone and The Woman in White are widely considered Wilkie Collins' best novels. Besides creating many of the ground rules of the detective novel, The Moonstone also reflected Collins' enlightened social attitudes in his treatment of the servants in the novel. Collins adapted The Moonstone for the stage in 1877, but the production was performed for only two months. Rachel Verinder, a young English woman, inherits a large Indian diamond on her eighteenth birthday. It is a legacy from her uncle, a corrupt British army officer who served in India. The diamond is of great religious significance as well as being extremely valuable, and three Hindu priests have dedicated their lives to recovering it. The story incorporates elements of the legendary origins of the Hope Diamond (or perhaps the Orloff Diamond or the Koh-i-Noor diamond). Rachel's eighteenth birthday is celebrated with a large party, at which the guests include her cousin Franklin Blake. She wears the Moonstone on her dress that evening for all to see, including some Indian jugglers who have called at the house. Later that night, the diamond is stolen from Rachel's bedroom, and a period of turmoil, unhappiness, misunderstandings and ill-luck ensues. Told by a series of narratives from some of the main characters, the complex plot traces the subsequent efforts to explain the theft, identify the thief, trace the stone and recover it.

The Woman in White

The Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2017

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2017

Haunted Hotel

Haunted Hotel

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2017

The Haunted Hotel is about a kind, good-hearted genteel young woman jilted, a suspicious death or two that only a few think could be murder, strange apparitions appearing in an hotel all combine to create a horrifying conundrum. Who was the culprit and will finding out finally put an end to the mystery? Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 - 23 September 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. His best-known works are The Woman in White (1859), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The last is considered the first modern English detective novel. Born into the family of painter William Collins in London, he lived with his family in Italy and France as a child and learned French and Italian. He worked as a clerk for a tea merchant. After his first novel, Antonina, was published in 1850, he met Charles Dickens, who became a close friend, mentor and collaborator. Some of Collins's works were first published in Dickens' journals All the Year Round and Household Words and the two collaborated on drama and fiction. Collins published his best known works in the 1860s, achieved financial stability and an international reputation. During that time he began suffering from gout. After taking opium for the pain, he developed an addiction. During the 1870s and 1880s the quality of his writing declined along with his health. Collins was critical of the institution of marriage and never married; he split his time between Caroline Graves, except for a two-year separation, and his common-law wife Martha Rudd, with whom he had three children.

Armadale

Armadale

Author: Wilkie Collins, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2017

Armadale is a novel by Wilkie Collins. In the German spa town of Wildbad, the 'Scotchman' Mr. Neal is asked to transcribe the deathbed confession of Allan Armadale; his story concerns his murder of the man he had disinherited (also called Allan Armadale), who had subsequently married the woman he was betrothed to under false pretensions. Under Allan's instructions, the confession is left to be opened by his son once he comes of age. Nineteen years later, the son of the murdered man, also Allan Armadale, rescues a man of his own age.Ozias Midwinter. The stranger reveals himself to Reverend Decimus Brock, a friend of Allan through his late mother, as another Allan Armadale (the son of the man who committed the murder). Ozias tells Brock of his desperate upbringing, having run away from his mother and stepfather (Mr. Neal). The Reverend promises not to disclose their relation to one another, and the young men become close companions. Ozias remains haunted by a fear that he will harm Allan as a result of their proximity, a fate warned of in his father's letter; this feeling intensifies when the pair spend a night on a shipwreck off the Isle of Man.as it turns out, the very ship on which the murder was committed. Also on the vessel, Allan has a mysterious dream involving three characters; Ozias believes that the events are prophesy of the future.

Law and The Lady (Thriller Classic)

Law and The Lady (Thriller Classic)

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 20/04/2017

The Law and the Lady is a classic detective story. 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. This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone.

Alicia Warlock, a Mystery

Alicia Warlock, a Mystery

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/04/2017

Die Namenlosen

Die Namenlosen

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 06/04/2017

Die Schwestern Norah und Magdalen Vanstone leben mit ihren Eltern und ihrer Gouvernante glucklich und zufrieden auf dem Landgut Combe- Raven. Aber dann schlagt das Schicksal zu, und die beiden jungen Frauen mussen erfahren, dass dunkle Geheimnisse aus der Vergangenheit ihres Vaters sie eingeholt haben. Die Folge: Ein grausames Gesetz beraubt sie nicht nur ihres Vermogens, sondern sogar ihres Familiennamens. Und Magdalen verliert auch noch den Mann, den sie liebt. Norah, die Altere und Ruhigere, fugt sich in ihr Schicksal und fangt in aller Bescheidenheit ein neues, tugendhaftes Leben an. Magdalen ist dafur viel zu impulsiv: Sie setzt alles daran, das verlorene Gluck zuruckzuholen. Dazu versichert sie sich der Mithilfe des Spitzbuben Captain Wragge, dem es mit seinen zweifelhaften Methoden gelingt, das Familienvermogen in Magdalens greifbare Nahe zu rucken. Wird es ihr und ihrer geliebten Schwester gelingen, am Ende wieder in Gluck und Wohlstand zu leben? In seinem spannenden, 1862 erstmals erschienenen Roman "e;Die -Namenlosen"e;, der hier in einer vollig neuen deutschen Ubersetzung vorliegt, zeichnet Wilkie Collins mit groer Erzahlkunst und einem gehorigen Schuss Humor ein Sitten-gemalde des viktorianischen England mit seinen Wider-spruchlich-keiten und Absurditaten.

The Woman in White

The Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2017

Jezebel's Daughter

Jezebel's Daughter

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/03/2017

Namenlos

Namenlos

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2017

No Name

No Name

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2016

Antonina - The Fall of Rome

Antonina - The Fall of Rome

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2016

Man and Wife

Man and Wife

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2016

Basil

Basil

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/08/2016

Collection of British Authors The Woman in White

Collection of British Authors The Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/08/2016

Man and Wife

Man and Wife

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/08/2016

The Moonstone, a Romance

The Moonstone, a Romance

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2016

Man and Wife

Man and Wife

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2016

Die Heirat Im Omnibus

Die Heirat Im Omnibus

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/07/2016

Miss or Mrs.?

Miss or Mrs.?

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/07/2016

Fair Penitent

Fair Penitent

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1857. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Blow Up With the Brig! A Sailor's Story

Blow Up With the Brig! A Sailor's Story

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1859. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Leaves From Leah's Diary

Leaves From Leah's Diary

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1856. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Love's Random Shot

Love's Random Shot

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1883. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Passage in the Life of Mr. Perugino Potts

Passage in the Life of Mr. Perugino Potts

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1852. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Twin Sisters

Twin Sisters

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1851. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Fatal Fortune

Fatal Fortune

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1874. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Nine O'clock

Nine O'clock

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1852. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Poetry Did it

Poetry Did it

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1885. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Fatal Cradle

Fatal Cradle

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1861. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Mr. Captain and the Nymph ('The Captain's Last Love')

Mr. Captain and the Nymph ('The Captain's Last Love')

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1876. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

First Officer's Confession

First Officer's Confession

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1887. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Lawyer's Story of a Stolen Letter

Lawyer's Story of a Stolen Letter

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1854. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Mr. Marmaduke and the Minister ('The Mystery of Marmaduke')

Mr. Marmaduke and the Minister ('The Mystery of Marmaduke')

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1878. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Mr. Policeman and the Cook ('Who Killed Zebedee?')

Mr. Policeman and the Cook ('Who Killed Zebedee?')

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1880. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Mr. Cosway and the Landlady ('Your Money or Your Life')

Mr. Cosway and the Landlady ('Your Money or Your Life')

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1881. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Mr. Lismore and the Widow ('She Loves and Lies')

Mr. Lismore and the Widow ('She Loves and Lies')

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1883. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Miss Morris and the Stranger ('How I Married Him')

Miss Morris and the Stranger ('How I Married Him')

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1881. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Mr. Medhurst and the Princess ('Royal Love')

Mr. Medhurst and the Princess ('Royal Love')

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1884. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Fie! Fie! Or, The Fair Physician

Fie! Fie! Or, The Fair Physician

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1882. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Angler's Story of the Lady of Glenwith Grange

Angler's Story of the Lady of Glenwith Grange

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1856. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Miss Dulane and My Lord ('An Old Maid's Husband')

Miss Dulane and My Lord ('An Old Maid's Husband')

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1886. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Miss Bertha and the Yankee ('The Duel in Herne Wood')

Miss Bertha and the Yankee ('The Duel in Herne Wood')

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1877. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Miss Mina and the Groom ('A Shocking Story')

Miss Mina and the Groom ('A Shocking Story')

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1878. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Poisoned Meal

Poisoned Meal

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1858. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Nun's Story of Gabriel's Marriage

Nun's Story of Gabriel's Marriage

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1853. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Mr. Percy and the Prophet ('Percy and the Prophet')

Mr. Percy and the Prophet ('Percy and the Prophet')

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1877. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Dead Alive

Dead Alive

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1873. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Mr Wray's Cash Box

Mr Wray's Cash Box

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1852. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Frozen Deep

Frozen Deep

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1874. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Miss or Mrs.?

Miss or Mrs.?

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1873. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

French Governess's Story of Sister Rose

French Governess's Story of Sister Rose

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1855. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Professor's Story of the Yellow Mask

Professor's Story of the Yellow Mask

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1855. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Guilty River

Guilty River

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1886. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

My Lady's Money

My Lady's Money

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1877. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Haunted Hotel

Haunted Hotel

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1878. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Two Destinies

Two Destinies

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1876. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

New Magdalen

New Magdalen

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1873. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Basil

Basil

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1852. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Evil Genius

Evil Genius

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1886. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Legacy of Cain

Legacy of Cain

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1889. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Fallen Leaves

Fallen Leaves

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1879. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

After Dark

After Dark

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1856. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Dead Secret

Dead Secret

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1857. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1859. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Heart and Science

Heart and Science

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1883. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Law and the Lady

Law and the Lady

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1875. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1854. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Poor Miss Finch

Poor Miss Finch

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1872. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Antonina Or, The Fall of Rome

Antonina Or, The Fall of Rome

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1850. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Man and Wife

Man and Wife

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1870. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Devil's Spectacles (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

Devil's Spectacles (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1879. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Mrs. Zant and the Ghost ('The Ghost's Touch') (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

Mrs. Zant and the Ghost ('The Ghost's Touch') (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1885. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "e;the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe."e; Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Woman in White (Diversion Classics)

Woman in White (Diversion Classics)

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 29/03/2016

Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, this Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms.Considered one of the first mystery novels, this extraordinary piece of Victorian literature is wrought with dizzying twists and psychological turns. Walter Hartright's encounter with a mysterious woman clad in white leaves him spellbound. His thoughts are plagued so much by the encounter that he shares the story with his drawing students-the beautiful Laura Fairlie, and her half-sister, Marian Halcombe. But this woman in white piques more than their curiosity. As the story unravels, so does a mystery of identity, insanity, and betrayal.

Woman in White

Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 31/01/2016

William Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 - 23 September 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are "e;The Woman in White"e;, "e;The Moonstone"e;, "e;Armadale"e;, and "e;No Name"e;. "e;The Woman in White"e; is Wilkie Collins' fifth published novel, written in 1859. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of "e;sensation novels"e;. The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective fiction with the hero, Walter Hartright, employing many of the sleuthing techniques of later private detectives. The use of multiple narrators draws on Collins's legal training, and as he points out in his Preamble: "e;the story here presented will be told by more than one pen, as the story of an offence against the laws is told in Court by more than one witness"e;. In 2003, Robert McCrum writing for The Observer listed The Woman in White number 23 in "e;the top 100 greatest novels of all time"e;, and the novel was listed at number 77 on the BBC's survey The Big Read. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

Jezebel's Daughter

Jezebel's Daughter

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2016

'The power that I have dreamed of all my life is mine at last!' How far is a mother prepared to go to secure her daughter's future? Madame Fontaine, widow of an eminent chemist, has both the determination and the cunning to bring young Minna's marriage plans to fruition, with dangerous consequences for anyone who dares to stand in her way. But has she met her match in Jack Straw, one-time inmate of Bedlam lunatic asylum? It will take a visit to the morgue to find out who triumphs - and who comes out alive. Reminiscent of Collins's blockbusters The Woman in White and Armadale, this suspenseful case study in villainy is set against the financial world of 1820s Frankfurt and tells the story of two widows, one of them devoted to realizing her husband's social reforms, the other equally devoted to the pursuit of her daughter's happiness. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Woman in White

The Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2016

She looked so irresistibly beautiful as she said those brave words that no man alive could have steeled his heart against her. In love with the beautiful heiress Laura Fairlie, the impoverished art teacher Walter Hartright finds his romantic desires thwarted by her previous engagement to Sir Percival Glyde. But all is not as it seems with Sir Percival, as becomes clear when he arrives with his eccentric friend Count Fosco. The mystery and intrigue are further deepened by the ghostly appearances of a woman in white, apparently harbouring a secret that concerns Sir Percival's past. A tale of love, madness, deceit and redemption, boasting sublime Gothic settings and pulse-quickening suspense, The Woman in White was the first best-selling Victorian sensation novel, sparking off a huge trend in the fiction of the time with its compulsive, fascinating narrative.

C'etait ecrit !

C'etait ecrit !

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

Extrait : "e;En 1881, par une matinee brumeuse et peu apres le lever du soleil, Denis Howmore fut reveille en sursaut par ces mots prononces a voix haute a travers la porte : Le patron veut vous parler sur-le-champ. L'individu charge de ce message connaissait a coup sur les lieux, car, arrive en haut de l'escalier, il s'etait arrete droit devant la chambre a coucher de Denis Howmore, premier clerc de sir Giles Montjoie, banquier a Ardoon, jolie petite ville d'Irlande."e;A PROPOS DES EDITIONS LIGARAN : Les editions LIGARAN proposent des versions numeriques de grands classiques de la litterature ainsi que des livres rares, dans les domaines suivants : * Fiction : roman, poesie, theatre, jeunesse, policier, libertin. * Non fiction : histoire, essais, biographies, pratiques.

La Femme en blanc

La Femme en blanc

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2015

Extrait : "e;Ce que peut supporter la patience d'une femme, ce que peuvent accomplir le courage et la constance d'un homme, cette histoire le dira."e;A PROPOS DES EDITIONS LIGARAN : Les editions LIGARAN proposent des versions numeriques de grands classiques de la litterature ainsi que des livres rares, dans les domaines suivants : * Fiction : roman, poesie, theatre, jeunesse, policier, libertin. * Non fiction : histoire, essais, biographies, pratiques.

Dead Secret

Dead Secret

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 24/11/2015

Warned by a servant to avoid a particular room in her ancestral home, Porthgenna Tower, a wealthy heiress searches the room only to discover a long-held secret that has the potential to strip her of her inheritance.But when Rosamund Treverton reveals the secret of her birth, she is surprised by the reactions of those closest to her.Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to todays digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.

Woman in White

Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 24/11/2015

When Walter Hartright comes to the aid of a mysterious woman in white, he finds himself unable to forget this chance encounter. And when he joins the Limmeridge household as a tutor to the Fairlie family, his curiosity about the woman is ever-heightened when he discovers the familys connection to her.But all is not what it seems to be at Limmeridge House, and Walter, now deeply in love with Mr. Fairlies niece, the beautiful Laura, must unravel one of the greatest betrayals possible in order to save his beloved.Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to todays digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.

Basil

Basil

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 24/11/2015

When Basil enters into a secret marriage with a young woman with whom he has fallen in love at first sight, he agrees to live apart for one year, seeing his young wife only in the company of a chaperone, and pining for the day when they may be together. But when Basil discovers his spouse in the arms of another, his reaction has tragic and lasting consequences.Be it mystery, romance, drama, comedy, politics, or history, great literature stands the test of time. ClassicJoe proudly brings literary classics to todays digital readers, connecting those who love to read with authors whose work continues to get people talking. Look for other fiction and non-fiction classics from ClassicJoe.

The Haunted Hotel

The Haunted Hotel

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2015

An eminent doctor is visited by a desperate woman with a question: am I evil, or insane? When the letters from Italian servant to his wife in London suddenly cease, she is convinced he has been murdered. In the darkened bedroom of a mouldering palazzo by the Grand Canal, an English lord sickens and suddenly dies. How are these little mysteries connected? Spend the night in Room 14 of Venice's finest hotel, and find out the truth - if you dare... INCLUDES THE GHOST STORY `THE DREAM WOMAN'

Woman in White

Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2015

One of the earliest and most entrancing mystery novels ever written. The young Walter Hartright is employed as the wealthy Limmeridge House. He meets Laura, the patriarch's niece, and the mysterious white-clad Anne, her near-double, and becomes enmeshed in a dastardly plot by Laura's new husband, the scheming Percival Glyde, to steal her fortune. It will take all of Walter's wiles to solve the mystery of the woman in white and set things right. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

After Dark

After Dark

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2015

After Dark is Wilkie Collins's first collection of six short stories, published in 1856. The book is a series of tales supposed to be told to poor travelling portrait-painter, William Kerby, who is forced to abandon his profession for six months in order to save his sight. Collins provides a narrative framework, which tells us how the painter came to think of publishing the stories, (Kerby's wife Leah realizes that if she acts as amanuensis William can support them by turning author), how they were collected (from the people who 'sat' for him to have their portraits painted) and descriptions of the circumstances under which the tales were told. The tales are stories of adventure, well varied, and often striking in the incidents, or with thrilling situations; and are as pleasant reading as a novel reader could desire. The six stories contained in the book are:The Traveller's Story of A Terribly Strange Bed The Lawyer's Story of A Stolen Letter The French Governess's Story of Sister Rose The Angler's Story of The Lady of Glenwith Grange The Nun's Story of Gabriel's Marriage The Professor's Story of The Yellow MaskThis idea for the book may have been prompted by a period of eye-trouble suffered by Collins's father, William Collins, an English landscape and genre painter. In the preface to After Dark, Collins also acknowledges the painter W. S. Herrick as his source for the facts on which 'A Terribly Strange Bed' and 'The Yellow Mask' are based

Haunted Hotel

Haunted Hotel

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2015

Detective Classics presents you The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice in a fantastic ebook edition.Lord Montbarry breaks off his engagement to Agnes Lockwood to marry the Countess Narona. The couple end a continental tour in Venice where they live reclusively in a large, decaying palace. They are accompanied by Baron Rivar, brother of the Countess, and by Ferrari, their courier.Agnes learns from Montbarry's brother, Henry Westwick, that Mountbarry, whose life was insured for 00 in favour of his wife, has died of bronchitis. The courier has disappeared without trace although Ferrari's wife receives an anonymous note containing 0. The insurance companies carefully investigate but find no evidence that Mountbarry died other than by natural causes.The palace is refurbished as a fashionable hotel, and the Westwick family arrange to meet there. Without realising that they are sleeping in the room where Montbarry died, three of his family separately experience insomnia, nightmares or nauseous smells. Agnes awakes in the night to see a disembodied head descending from the ceiling. A real head is discovered the next day decomposing in a secret compartment in the room above. Henry finds a set of gold false teeth which are later confirmed as Montbarry's by his dentist.The Countess has also come to Venice, compelled by Destiny. She writes a ghost story in the form of a play which is in effect a confession of Montbarry's murder by herself and the Baron. Ferrari, dying of bronchitis, had agreed to assume the identity of Montbarry to perpetrate an insurance fraud in exchange for the 0 sent to his wife. Montbarry's body was disposed of by acid but the head hidden in the secret compartment. Agnes and Henry return to England and are married privately. They never discuss details of the confession.

Law And The Lady

Law And The Lady

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2015

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.

The Dead Secret

The Dead Secret

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

The New Magdalene

The New Magdalene

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

Delphi Complete Works of Wilkie Collins (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Wilkie Collins (Illustrated)

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

Dickens' great friend and fellow novelist deserves a place in the digital library of all lovers of fine literature. This is the COMPLETE WORKS of Wilkie Collins. Why buy any other digital version, which will have texts missing? This is the only eBook available with every novel, every short story - even the very rare ones n published play, non-fiction text and much, much more! Now you can truly own all of Collins' works on your eReader, and all in ONE well-organised file. (Current version: 4)Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our vast range of titles.Features:* brief but informative introductions to the novels and other texts* images of how the books first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original Victorian texts* ALL 23 novels and EACH with its own contents table - you won't get lost in this eBook!* bonus illustrations in the Dickensian novel "e;Hide and Seek"e; and the gothic novel "e;The Dead Secret"e;* Includes Collins' rare unfinished novel 'Blind Love', often missed out of collections* ALL of the short stories, with excellent formatting* the collaborative texts with Dickens are provided in their complete state* even INCLUDES Collins' complete non-fiction, including his biography of his father - a very rare text* ALL of the published plays - many available nowhere else in digital format* SPECIAL BONUS text of John Forster's biography of Dickens - explore the great man's amazing life and his many connections to Wilkie Collins* many beautiful images related to Collins, his life and works* rare non-fiction articles from Dickens' magazine 'Household Words'* UPDATED with the biographical work WILKIE COLLINS' CHARMS by Olive Logan, his close friend* scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genresThe eBook also includes a front no-nonsense table of contents to allow easy navigation around Collins' immense oeuvre. Welcome to hours upon hours upon hours of reading one of literature's greatest novelists!CONTENTSThe NovelsANTONINABASILHIDE AND SEEKTHE DEAD SECRETA ROGUE'S LIFETHE WOMAN IN WHITENO NAMEARMADALETHE MOONSTONEMAN AND WIFEPOOR MISS FINCHTHE NEW MAGDALENTHE LAW AND THE LADYTHE TWO DESTINIESTHE FALLEN LEAVESJEZEBELiS DAUGHTERTHE BLACK ROBEHEART AND SCIENCE"e;I SAY NO"e;THE EVIL GENIUSGUILTY RIVERTHE LEGACY OF CAINBLIND LOVEThe Novellas and Shorter FictionMR WRAY'S CASH BOXTHE OSTLERAFTER THE DARKA HOUSE TO LETTHE HAUNTED HOUSETHE GHOST IN THE CUPBOARD ROOMTHE QUEEN OF HEARTSMY MISCELLANIESNO THOROUGHFAREMISS OR MRS?and many more!The PlaysNO NAMETHE FROZEN DEEPNO THOROUGHFAREBLACK AND WHITENO NAME:THE WOMAN IN WHITETHE NEW MAGDALENMISS GWILTTHE MOONSTONEThe Non-FictionMEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF WILLIAM COLLINSRAMBLES BEYOND RAILWAYSA PICTORIAL TOUR TO ST. GEORGE BOSHERVILLE.and many more!The BiographiesWILKIE COLLINSi CHARMS BY OLIVE LOGANTHE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS BY J. FORSTER

The Frozen Deep

The Frozen Deep

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Hide and Seek In Three Volumes

Hide and Seek In Three Volumes

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Poor Miss Finch, a Novel

Poor Miss Finch, a Novel

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Armadale. a Novel

Armadale. a Novel

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

The Works of Wilkie Collins; Volume 30

The Works of Wilkie Collins; Volume 30

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Letters of Charles Dickens to Wilkie Collins

Letters of Charles Dickens to Wilkie Collins

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

The Works of Wilkie Collins; Volume 16

The Works of Wilkie Collins; Volume 16

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Moonstone

Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2015

This early works is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting read today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Blind Love

Blind Love

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2015

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Black Robe

Black Robe

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 02/07/2015

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Le secret

Le secret

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Le secret En cette nuit du 23 aout 1829, sur la cote dechiquetee des Cornouailles, la residence d'ete des Treverton n'est plus que silence et tenebres. Le manoir tout entier est suspendu aux battements du coeur de la maitresse de maison qui rend bientot son souffle, laissant derriere elle un epoux accable, une fillette en pleurs et beaucoup de questions sans reponses. Que contient, par exemple, cette mysterieuse lettre confiee par Mrs Treverton a sa femme de chambre avant de mourir ? Et quel terrible secret Sarah Leeson prefere-t-elle dissimuler dans la demeure familiale avant de disparaitre, s'opposant ainsi aux dernieres volontes de la defunte ? Un secret suffisamment effroyable pour que, des annees plus tard, la domestique sorte de son silence afin d'empecher Rosamund Treverton de retourner sur les lieux de son enfance, au risque d'y perdre son ame...

C'etait ecrit

C'etait ecrit

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Iris Henley est brouillee avec son pere : Celui-ci souhaite la voir epouser Hugues Montjoie, profondement epris d'Iris. Mais Iris aime un autre homme, Lord Harry. Malheureusement, la vie dissolue de celui-ci rend le mariage impossible, et elle a renonce a le voir. Mais les circonstances de la vie vont faire que les chemins d'Iris et de Lord Harry vont a nouveau se croiser, alors que celui-ci est pourchasse par une association d'Irlandais qui rejettent l'occupation anglaise. Lord Harry, marginalise, a court d'argent, va entrainer Iris dans ses turpitudes...

L'Hotel Hante

L'Hotel Hante

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

Le precurseur de la detective novel le Gaboriau anglais les qualificatifs ne manquent pas pour qualifier le premier grand auteur de romans policiers anglais, des annees avant Arthur Conan Doyle et son SHerlock Holmes.Apres un mariage scandaleux, Lord Montbarry decede en voyage de noces dans un hotel a Venise. Malgre les circonstances troubles ,une enquete diligentee par les assurances ne trouve rien de suspect... Mais alors, pourquoi la veuve Montbarry semble sombrer dans la folie, comme sous le poids d'un secret terrible ?...

Je dis non

Je dis non

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

En 1881, la jeune Emily Brown et sa meilleure amie Cecilia Wyvil sont pensionnaires dans une ecole pour jeunes filles. Peu avant les vacances estivales, Emily, apprend qu'une jeune professeur est renvoyee. Avant de partir, cette jeune femme confie a Emily, qui est orpheline, qu'elle a connu son pere mais se refuse a lui en dire beaucoup plus. Quelques temps apres, grace a Cecilia, Emily a quitte la pension et trouve un travail de secretaire chez sir Jarvis Redwood. Malheureusement, Emily doit rapidement se rendre a Londres, sa tante est gravement malade. Et la, elle decouvre qu'on lui cache quelque chose sur le deces de son pere. Decidee, obstinee, Emily fera tout pour decouvrir les veritables causes de cette mort.

La Piste du crime

La Piste du crime

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

Dans le train qui l'emmene en voyage de noces a Ramsgate, Valeria Woodville pense aux semaines qui ont precede son mariage : sa rencontre avec Eustache, ses rapides fiancailles avec lui, l'inquietude de son oncle pour ce projet de mariage faute d'informations serieuses sur la situation personnelle d'Eustache, l'opposition de la mere d'Eustache a ce projet. Installes a Ramsgate, Valeria et Eustache rencontrent par hasard la mere de celui-ci. Quand il presente Valeria a sa mere, celle-ci se tourne alors vers lui avec mepris et indignation et lui declare plaindre sa jeune epouse. Valeria va decouvrir qu'Eustache ne lui a pas tout dit sur sa vie d'avant leur mariage. Elle n'aura de cesse de decouvrir le secret qui entache le passe de son mari...

Black Robe

Black Robe

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

A high ranking Catholic priest schemes to recover land considered Church property.

Law and the Lady

Law and the Lady

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

Valeria Woodville's first act as a married woman is to sign her name in the marriage register incorrectly, and this slip is followed by the gradual disclosure of a series of secrets about her husband's earlier life, each of which leads on to another set of questions and enigmas. Her discoveries prompt her to defy her husband's authority, to take the law into into a labyrinthine maze of false clues and deceptive identities, in which the exploration of the tangled workings of the mind becomes linked to an investigation into the masquerades of femininity. Probably the first full-length novel with a woman detective as its heroine, The Law and the Lady is a fascinating example of Collins's later fiction. First published in 1875, it employs many of the techniques used in The Moonstone, developing them in bizarre and unexpected ways, and in its Gothic and fantastic elements The Law and the Lady adds a significant dimension to the history of detective fiction.

Antonina, or, The Fall of Rome

Antonina, or, The Fall of Rome

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

Ancient Rome, AD 408: Young Antonia had the misfortune to live in interesting times -- the days when mighty Rome was brought low by the terror of the Goths.

Legacy of Cain

Legacy of Cain

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

When a condemned woman asks the local Minister to take her daughter home, the childless man is touched and finds himself unable to refuse. Yet the prisoner is unrepentant of the murder of her husband. Will her vices be passed on to this seemingly sweet child?

Basil

Basil

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2015

A tale of criminality, almost revolting from its domestic horrors.

Woman in White

Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

The Woman in White is an epistolary novel written by Wilkie Collins in 1859, serialized in 1859-1860, and first published in book form in 1860. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of 'sensation novels'.As was customary at that time, The Woman in White was first published as a magazine serial. The first episode appeared on 29 November 1859, following Charles Dickens's own A Tale of Two Cities in Dickens's magazine All the Year Round in England, and Harper's Magazine in America. It caused an immediate sensation. Julian Symons (in his 1974 introduction to the Penguin edition) reports that "e;queues formed outside the offices to buy the next instalment. Bonnets, perfumes, waltzes and quadrilles were called by the book's title. Gladstone cancelled a theatre engagement to go on reading it. And Prince Albert sent a copy to Baron Stockmar."e;(from Wikipedia)

No Name

No Name

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

No Name (1862) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century novel revolving around the issue of illegitimacy.The story begins in 1846, at Combe-Raven in West Somersetshire, the country residence of the happy Vanstone family. When Andrew Vanstone is killed suddenly in an accident and his wife follows shortly thereafter, it is revealed that they were not married at the time of their daughters' births, making their daughters "e;Nobody's Children"e; in the eyes of English law and robbing them of their inheritance.

Armadale

Armadale

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2015

Armadale (1866) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century semi-epistolary novel. Some chapters consist of letters between the various characters, while other chapters record the events as the characters perceive them.The novel has a convoluted plot about two distant cousins both named Allan Armadale. The father of one had murdered the father of the other (the two fathers are also named Allan Armadale). The story starts with a deathbed confession by the murderer in the form of a letter to be given to his baby son when he grows up. Many years are skipped over. The son, mistreated at home, runs away from his mother and stepfather, and takes up a wandering life under the assumed name of Ozias Midwinter. He becomes a companion to the other Allan Armadale, who throughout the novel never discovers the relationship. But Ozias is constantly haunted by feeling that he might harm Allan, first after he reads the letter left for him, and then again after they spend the night on a shipwreck off the Isle of Man--the ship turning out to be the same on which the old murder took place (the murderer locked his victim in a cabin as the boat filled with water). On the boat, Allan has a mysterious dream involving three characters. This dream fills Ozias with foreboding, its three scenes becoming fulfilled in the course of the novel.

Moonstone

Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2015

Widely regarded as the precursor of the modern mystery and suspense novels, The Moonstone tells of the events surrounding the disappearance of a mysterious (and cursed) yellow diamond. T. S. Eliot called it 'the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels'. It contains a number of ideas which became common tropes of the genre, including a crime being investigated by talented amateurs who happen to be present when it is committed, and two police officers who exemplify respectively the 'Scotland Yard bungler' and the skilled, professional detective.

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2015

When Rachel Verinder's legacy of a priceless Indian diamond is stolen, all the evidence indicates that it is her beloved, Franklin Blake, who is guilty. Around this central axis of crime and thwarted love, Collins constructs an ingenious plot of teasing twists and surprises, and an elaborate multi-voiced narrative that sustains the tension all the way to its stunning ending. Described by T.S. Eliot as the first, the longest and the best of modern English detective novels, Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone is an important precursor of the modern mystery and suspense genres.

Moonstone - A Romance

Moonstone - A Romance

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2015

"e;The Moonstone"e; is Wilkie Collins' 1868 British epistolary novel. A young English woman called Rachel Verinder inherits a sizable Indian diamond from her uncle on her eighteenth birthday. The diamond is an object of considerable religious importance, the recovery of which is the object of three Hindu priests' life-long mission. When the jewel is spotted on her person by an Indian Juggler, it is stolen, and an uncanny bout of sadness and bad luck ensues. This book is widely considered to be the first English detective novel, and will appeal to those with an interest in gripping fiction of this ilk. William Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) was an English novelist and playwright most famous for writing "e;The Woman in White"e;. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

Complete Works of Wilkie Collins: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Essays and Memoirs

Complete Works of Wilkie Collins: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Essays and Memoirs

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2015

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;Complete Works of Wilkie Collins: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Essays and Memoirs"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. Collins's works were classified at the time as "e;sensation novels,"e; a genre seen nowadays as the precursor to detective and suspense fiction. He also wrote penetratingly on the plight of women and on the social and domestic issues of his time. Table of Contents:Introduction: Wilkie Collins' Charms (Biography by Olive Logan)Memoirs of the Life of William Collins (With Selections From His Journals and Correspondence) Novels:"e;I Say No"e;A Rogue's LifeAntoninaArmadaleBasilBlind LoveGuilty RiverHeart and ScienceHide and SeekJezebel's DaughterMan and WifeNo NamePoor Miss FinchThe Black RobeThe Dead SecretThe Evil GeniusThe Fallen LeavesThe Law and The LadyThe Legacy of CainThe MoonstoneThe New MagdalenThe Two DestiniesThe Woman in WhiteNovellas and Short Stories:After The DarkThe OstlerMr. Wray's Cash BoxThe Queen of HeartsA House To LetThe Haunted House ("e;The Ghost in the Cupboard Room"e;)My MiscellaniesNo ThoroughfareMiss or Mrs?"e;Blow up with the Brig!"e;The Hidden CashThe Perils of Certain English PrisonersThe Lazy Tour of Two Idle ApprenticesThe Last Stage CoachmanThe Fatal CradleThe Frozen Deep and Other StoriesThe Captain's Last LoveThe Dead HandThe Devil's SpectaclesThe First Officer's ConfessionFarmer FairweatherFatal FortuneFie! Fie! Or The Fair PhysicianLove's Random ShotThe Midnight MassNine O'ClockA Passage in the Life of Mr. Perugino PottsThe Haunted HotelMy Lady's MoneyWho Killed ZebedeeLittle NovelsThe Poetry Did ItA Sad Death and A Brave LifeThe Twin SistersVolpurno - Or The StudentJohn Steadiman's Account (The Wreck of The Golden Mary)A Message from The SeaThe Seafaring ManThe Dead Alive...

Basil: A Story of Modern Life (Unabridged)

Basil: A Story of Modern Life (Unabridged)

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2015

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;Basil: A Story of Modern Life (Unabridged)"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Basil, son of a father who values the family pedigree and who would not let him marry below his station, falls in love at first sight with a girl he sees on a bus. He follows her and discovers she is Margaret Sherwin, only daughter of a linen draper. He persuades her father to let him marry her secretly. He agrees on the condition, that, as his daughter is only seventeen, they live apart for the first year. At first the secret works, but then the mysterious Mannion, whose emotions cannot be read in his face, returns from abroad Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone.

Collected Memoirs, Letters and Literary Writings of Wilkie Collins

Collected Memoirs, Letters and Literary Writings of Wilkie Collins

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2015

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;Collected Memoirs, Letters and Literary Writings of Wilkie Collins"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone. Table of Contents:Biographies:Memoirs of the Life of William Collins (With Selections From His Journals and Correspondence) Wilkie Collins' Charms (Biography by Olive Logan)Letters and Literary Writings:A Clause for the New Reform BillA Column to BurnsA Dramatic AuthorA Fair PenitentA Pictorial Tour to St George BoshervilleA Shy SchemeAddress from the Queen to Certain of Her Subjects in OfficeAwful Warning to BachelorsBooks Necessary for a Liberal EducationBurns Viewed As a Hat-PegConsiderations on The Copyright QuestionDeep Design on SocietyDoctor Dulcamara, MPDramatic Grub StreetHow I Write My BooksMagnetic Evenings at HomePity a Poor PrinceRambles Beyond RailwaysReminiscences of a StorytellerSermon for SepoysThanks to Doctor LivingstoneThe Cruise of the TomtitThe Debtor's Best FriendThe Exhibition of the Royal AcademyThe Little HuguenotThe National Gallery and the Old Masters

Greatest Mystery Novels of Wilkie Collins

Greatest Mystery Novels of Wilkie Collins

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2015

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;Greatest Mystery Novels of Wilkie Collins"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Woman in White is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of "e;sensation novels"e;. The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective fiction with the hero, Walter Hartright, employing many of the sleuthing techniques of later private detectives. The Moonstone is an epistolary novel, generally considered the first detective novel in the English language. Besides creating many of the ground rules of the detective novel, The Moonstone also reflected Collins' enlightened social attitudes in his treatment of the servants in the novel. Armadale is a mystery novel and has a convoluted plot about two distant cousins both named Allan Armadale. The father of one had murdered the father of the other (the two fathers are also named Allan Armadale). The story starts with a deathbed confession by the murderer in the form of a letter to be given to his baby son when he grows up. No Name is a 19th-century novel revolving around the issue of illegitimacy. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone. Content:The Woman in WhiteNo NameArmadale The MoonstoneThe Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern VeniceThe Law and The LadyThe Dead SecretMiss or Mrs?

Complete Short Stories of Wilkie Collins

Complete Short Stories of Wilkie Collins

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2015

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;Complete Short Stories of Wilkie Collins"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone. Table of Contents:After The DarkThe OstlerMr. Wray's Cash BoxThe Queen of HeartsA House To LetThe Haunted House ("e;The Ghost in the Cupboard Room"e;)My MiscellaniesNo ThoroughfareMiss or Mrs?"e;Blow up with the Brig!"e;The Hidden CashThe Perils of Certain English PrisonersThe Lazy Tour of Two Idle ApprenticesThe Last Stage CoachmanThe Fatal CradleThe Frozen Deep and Other StoriesThe Captain's Last LoveThe Dead HandThe Devil's SpectaclesThe First Officer's ConfessionFarmer FairweatherFatal FortuneFie! Fie! Or The Fair PhysicianLove's Random ShotThe Midnight MassNine O'ClockA Passage in the Life of Mr. Perugino PottsThe Haunted HotelMy Lady's MoneyWho Killed ZebedeeLittle NovelsThe Poetry Did ItA Sad Death and A Brave LifeThe Twin SistersVolpurno - Or The StudentJohn Steadiman's Account (The Wreck of The Golden Mary)A Message from The SeaThe Seafaring ManThe Dead Alive

Complete Works of Wilkie Collins: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Essays and Memoirs (Illustrated)

Complete Works of Wilkie Collins: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Essays and Memoirs (Illustrated)

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2015

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;Complete Works of Wilkie Collins: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Essays and Memoirs (Illustrated)"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. Collins's works were classified at the time as "e;sensation novels,"e; a genre seen nowadays as the precursor to detective and suspense fiction. He also wrote penetratingly on the plight of women and on the social and domestic issues of his time. Table of Contents: Introduction: Wilkie Collins' Charms (Biography by Olive Logan) Memoirs of the Life of William Collins (With Selections From His Journals and Correspondence) Novels: "e;I Say No"e; A Rogue's Life Antonina Armadale Basil Blind Love Guilty River Heart and Science Hide and Seek Jezebel's Daughter Man and Wife No Name Poor Miss Finch The Black Robe The Dead Secret The Evil Genius The Fallen Leaves The Law and The Lady The Legacy of Cain The Moonstone The New Magdalen The Two Destinies The Woman in White Novellas and Short Stories: After The Dark The Ostler Mr. Wray's Cash Box The Queen of Hearts A House To Let The Haunted House ("e;The Ghost in the Cupboard Room"e;) My Miscellanies No Thoroughfare Miss or Mrs? "e;Blow up with the Brig!"e; The Hidden Cash The Perils of Certain English Prisoners The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices The Last Stage Coachman The Fatal Cradle The Frozen Deep and Other Stories The Captain's Last Love The Dead Hand The Devil's Spectacles The First Officer's Confession Farmer Fairweather Fatal Fortune Fie! Fie! Or The Fair Physician Love's Random Shot The Midnight Mass Nine O'Clock A Passage in the Life of Mr.

Woman in White (Illustrated): A Mystery Suspense Novel from the prolific English writer, best known for The Moonstone, No Name, Armadale, The Law and The Lady, The Dead Secret, Man and Wife, Poor Miss

Woman in White (Illustrated): A Mystery Suspense Novel from the prolific English writer, best known for The Moonstone, No Name, Armadale, The Law and The Lady, The Dead Secret, Man and Wife, Poor Miss

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2015

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;The Woman in White (Illustrated)"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Woman in White is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of "e;sensation novels"e;. The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective fiction with the hero, Walter Hartright, employing many of the sleuthing techniques of later private detectives. Walter Hartright, a young art teacher, meets a mysterious and distressed woman dressed in white. He helps her on her way, but later learns that she has escaped from an asylum. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone.

Moonstone (Mystery Classic): Detective story from the prolific English writer, best known for The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, The Law and The Lady, The Dead Secret, Man and Wife, Poor Miss Finc

Moonstone (Mystery Classic): Detective story from the prolific English writer, best known for The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, The Law and The Lady, The Dead Secret, Man and Wife, Poor Miss Finc

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2015

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;The Moonstone (Mystery Classic)"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Moonstone is an epistolary novel, generally considered the first detective novel in the English language. Besides creating many of the ground rules of the detective novel, The Moonstone also reflected Collins' enlightened social attitudes in his treatment of the servants in the novel. Rachel Verinder, a young English woman, inherits a large Indian diamond on her eighteenth birthday. It is a legacy from her uncle, a corrupt British army officer who served in India. The diamond is of great religious significance as well as being extremely valuable, and three Hindu priests have dedicated their lives to recovering it. The story incorporates elements of the legendary origins of the Hope Diamond (or perhaps the Orloff Diamond). Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone.

Basil: A Story of Modern Life: From the prolific English writer, best known for The Woman in White, Armadale, The Moonstone, The Dead Secret, Man and Wife, Poor Miss Finch, The Black Robe, The Law and

Basil: A Story of Modern Life: From the prolific English writer, best known for The Woman in White, Armadale, The Moonstone, The Dead Secret, Man and Wife, Poor Miss Finch, The Black Robe, The Law and

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2015

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;Basil: A Story of Modern Life"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Basil, son of a father who values the family pedigree and who would not let him marry below his station, falls in love at first sight with a girl he sees on a bus. He follows her and discovers she is Margaret Sherwin, only daughter of a linen draper. He persuades her father to let him marry her secretly. He agrees on the condition, that, as his daughter is only seventeen, they live apart for the first year. At first the secret works, but then the mysterious Mannion, whose emotions cannot be read in his face, returns from abroad.... Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone.

Law and The Lady (Thriller Classic): Detective Story from the prolific English writer, best known for The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, The Moonstone, The Dead Secret, Man and Wife, Poor Miss Fin

Law and The Lady (Thriller Classic): Detective Story from the prolific English writer, best known for The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, The Moonstone, The Dead Secret, Man and Wife, Poor Miss Fin

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2015

The Law and the Lady is a detective story. 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. Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone.

Collected Memoirs, Letters and Literary Essays of Wilkie Collins: Non-Fiction Works from the English novelist, known for his mystery novels The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, The Moonstone (Featur

Collected Memoirs, Letters and Literary Essays of Wilkie Collins: Non-Fiction Works from the English novelist, known for his mystery novels The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, The Moonstone (Featur

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2015

This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone. Table of Contents: Biographies: Memoirs of the Life of William Collins (With Selections From His Journals and Correspondence) Wilkie Collins' Charms (Biography by Olive Logan) Letters and Literary Writings: A Clause for the New Reform Bill A Column to Burns A Dramatic Author A Fair Penitent A Pictorial Tour to St George Bosherville A Shy Scheme Address from the Queen to Certain of Her Subjects in Office Awful Warning to Bachelors Books Necessary for a Liberal Education Burns Viewed As a Hat-Peg Considerations on The Copyright Question Deep Design on Society Doctor Dulcamara, MP Dramatic Grub Street How I Write My Books Magnetic Evenings at Home Pity a Poor Prince Rambles Beyond Railways Reminiscences of a Storyteller Sermon for Sepoys Thanks to Doctor Livingstone The Cruise of the Tomtit The Debtor's Best Friend The Exhibition of the Royal Academy The Little Huguenot The National Gallery and the Old Masters

Armadale (Mystery Classic): A Suspense Novel from the prolific English writer, best known for The Woman in White, No Name, The Moonstone, The Dead Secret, Man and Wife, Poor Miss Finch, The Black Robe

Armadale (Mystery Classic): A Suspense Novel from the prolific English writer, best known for The Woman in White, No Name, The Moonstone, The Dead Secret, Man and Wife, Poor Miss Finch, The Black Robe

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2015

Armadale is a mystery novel. The novel has a convoluted plot about two distant cousins both named Allan Armadale. The father of one had murdered the father of the other (the two fathers are also named Allan Armadale). The story starts with a deathbed confession by the murderer in the form of a letter to be given to his baby son when he grows up. Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone.

No Name (Mystery Classic): From the prolific English writer, best known for The Woman in White, Armadale, The Moonstone, The Dead Secret, Man and Wife, Poor Miss Finch, The Black Robe, The Law and The

No Name (Mystery Classic): From the prolific English writer, best known for The Woman in White, Armadale, The Moonstone, The Dead Secret, Man and Wife, Poor Miss Finch, The Black Robe, The Law and The

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2015

No Name is a 19th-century novel revolving around the issue of illegitimacy. The story begins in 1846, at Combe-Raven in West Somerset, the country residence of the happy Vanstone family. In the first scene, the reader is introduced to Mr. Andrew Vanstone, Mrs. Vanstone, and their two daughters Norah, age 26, happy and quiet, and the irrepressible Magdalen, just 18, beautiful but with a steely jaw. They live in peace and contentment, looked after by their governess, Miss Garth. Magdalen likes nothing better than to read at her window while her personal maid combs through and through her long hair. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone.

Greatest Mystery Novels of Wilkie Collins (Illustrated): Thriller Classics: The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, The Moonstone, The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice, The Law and The Lady, T

Greatest Mystery Novels of Wilkie Collins (Illustrated): Thriller Classics: The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, The Moonstone, The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice, The Law and The Lady, T

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2015

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;Greatest Mystery Novels of Wilkie Collins"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Woman in White is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of "e;sensation novels"e;. The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective fiction with the hero, Walter Hartright, employing many of the sleuthing techniques of later private detectives. The Moonstone is an epistolary novel, generally considered the first detective novel in the English language. Besides creating many of the ground rules of the detective novel, The Moonstone also reflected Collins' enlightened social attitudes in his treatment of the servants in the novel. Armadale is a mystery novel and has a convoluted plot about two distant cousins both named Allan Armadale. The father of one had murdered the father of the other (the two fathers are also named Allan Armadale). The story starts with a deathbed confession by the murderer in the form of a letter to be given to his baby son when he grows up. No Name is a 19th-century novel revolving around the issue of illegitimacy. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone. Content: The Woman in White No Name Armadale The Moonstone The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice The Law and The Lady The Dead Secret Miss or Mrs?

Wilkie Collins: The Complete Short Stories: The Best Short Fiction from the English writer, known for his mystery novels The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, The Moonstone, The Law and The Lady, The

Wilkie Collins: The Complete Short Stories: The Best Short Fiction from the English writer, known for his mystery novels The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, The Moonstone, The Law and The Lady, The

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2015

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;Wilkie Collins: The Complete Short Stories"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone. Table of Contents: After The Dark The Ostler Mr. Wray's Cash Box The Queen of Hearts A House To Let The Haunted House ("e;The Ghost in the Cupboard Room"e;) My Miscellanies No Thoroughfare Miss or Mrs? "e;Blow up with the Brig!"e; The Hidden Cash The Perils of Certain English Prisoners The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices The Last Stage Coachman The Fatal Cradle The Frozen Deep and Other Stories The Captain's Last Love The Dead Hand The Devil's Spectacles The First Officer's Confession Farmer Fairweather Fatal Fortune Fie! Fie! Or The Fair Physician Love's Random Shot The Midnight Mass Nine O'Clock A Passage in the Life of Mr. Perugino Potts The Haunted Hotel My Lady's Money Who Killed Zebedee Little Novels The Poetry Did It A Sad Death and A Brave Life The Twin Sisters Volpurno - Or The Student John Steadiman's Account (The Wreck of The Golden Mary) A Message from The Sea The Seafaring Man The Dead Alive

After Dark

After Dark

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 11/05/2015

A prolific author of the Victorian era, Wilkie Collins (1824–89) specialized in tales of suspense. The forerunners of today's detective and suspense fiction, his best-known works include The Moonstone and The Woman in White. The six short stories of After Dark ― tales of murder, mystery, and family drama ― originally appeared in the periodical Household Words, which was published by Collins's friend and fellow storyteller Charles Dickens. The opening sequence, "e;Leaves from Leah's Diary,"e; in which an itinerant painter of portraits reminisces about some of his most curious subjects, provides a narrative framework for the stories. "e;The Traveller's Story: A Terribly Strange Bed,"e; relates an insomniac gambler's brush with disaster. "e;The Lawyer's Story: A Stolen Letter"e; involves blackmail, and "e;The French Governess's Story: Sister Rose"e; unfolds in Paris during the Revolution. "e;The Angler's Story: The Lady of Glenwith Grange"e; recounts a romance with a dashing stranger, and "e;The Nun's Story: Gabriel's Marriage"e; tells of estrangement and reconciliation. The final tale, "e;The Professor's Story: The Yellow Mask,"e; concerns a stolen inheritance.

Armadale

Armadale

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 28/04/2015

A long-ago murder unites two distantly-related cousins, one of whom appears doomed to repeat the same tragic mistake of his father, a murderer. After running away from his abusive home, Allan Armadale chases fate and reinvents himself as Ozias Midwinter. He quickly befriends his cousin, also named Allan Armadale, who inherits an estate but becomes encumbered by his newfound wealth.The cousins relationship is further complicated by the interference of Lydia Gwilt, a governess and fortune-hunter who was also involved in that long-ago murder.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The Woman in White BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

The Woman in White BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 16/04/2015

Toby Stephens and Juliet Aubrey star in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Wilkie Collins' chilling Gothic drama A lonely stretch of road on Hampstead Heath is the venue for Walter Hartright's midnight first encounter with a mysteriously distressed figure in white. As he helps the woman to escape from unnamed pursuers, he has little understanding of the way she will affect his future. At Limmeridge House, in Cumberland, Walter meets and falls in love with Laura, who strangely resembles the woman in white. She, however, is soon to marry the financially embarrassed Sir Percival Glyde. Events at Limmeridge take a surprising turn when Anne Catherick arrives, and Walter recognises her as the mystery figure. It appears that Anne's recent incarceration in a mental asylum was at the behest of Sir Percival, who is all too aware of the secret she holds. More than one life will be lost before Walter's mystery of the woman in white can be fully explained. A strong cast brings Wilkie Collins' tale to life in this BBC Radio 4 production, recorded on location at Beacon Hill, London in 2001

Woman in White

Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 16/04/2015

Toby Stephens and Juliet Aubrey star in a BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Wilkie Collins' chilling Gothic dramaA lonely stretch of road on Hampstead Heath is the venue for Walter Hartright's midnight first encounter with a mysteriously distressed figure in white. As he helps the woman to escape from unnamed pursuers, he has little understanding of the way she will affect his future. At Limmeridge House, in Cumberland, Walter meets and falls in love with Laura, who strangely resembles the woman in white. She, however, is soon to marry the financially embarrassed Sir Percival Glyde. Events at Limmeridge take a surprising turn when Anne Catherick arrives, and Walter recognises her as the mystery figure. It appears that Anne's recent incarceration in a mental asylum was at the behest of Sir Percival, who is all too aware of the secret she holds. More than one life will be lost before Walter's mystery of the woman in white can be fully explained. A strong cast brings Wilkie Collins' tale to life in this BBC Radio 4 production, recorded on location at Beacon Hill, London in 2001

La piedra lunar

La piedra lunar

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 10/04/2015

Ebook con un sumario dinamico y detallado: La historia tiene lugar en Inglaterra y gira en torno a una bella joven de la aristocracia llamada Rachel Verinder quien en el dia de su decimo octavo aniversario recibe como legado un fabuloso diamante conocido como "e;la piedra lunar"e; (The moonstone). El diamante provenia de la India y le habia sido legado por su tio John Herncastle, un corrupto oficial ingles que habia prestado servicios en esa entonces colonia inglesa. El diamante, ademas de su incalculable valor, tenia una enorme significacion religiosa. En efecto, Herncastle lo habia arrancado de la frente de una deidad hindu durante la toma de Srirangapatna, asesinando para ello a los monjes a cargo de su custodia. A partir de ese momento, tres devotos consagrarian su vida a recuperar del diamante. La narracion utiliza elementos historicos reales, tales como la mencionada batalla de Srirangapatna y probablemente otros concernientes los legendarios origenes del Diamante Hope o tal vez del diamante Orlov. El cumpleaos de Rachel se celebra en un tenso, enrarecido ambiente. Entre los invitados se encuentran sus primos y a la vez pretendientes Franklin Blake y Godfrey Ablewhite. En esa ocasin, Rachel luce en sus atavos el diamante y todos los invitados pueden verlo. Pero tambin tres funmbulos que merodeaban en los alrededores de la mansin. Ms tarde en la noche, el diamante desaparece misteriosamente del dormitorio de Rachel. Los funmbulos son arrestados, pero el diamante no se encontraba en su posesin. Rachel se niega a responder a la polica y a que se efecten bsquedas entre sus pertenencias, levantando as sospechas. Una joven al servicio de Raquel llamada Rosanna Spearman, enamorada a su vez de Franklin Blake, acta asimismo de manera harto extraa y se suicida luego arrojndose en un siniestro pantano infestado de arenas movedizas. Rachel rechaza las atenciones de Franklin Blake y afectada de una profunda crisis emocional parte hacia Londres. .

La dama de blanco

La dama de blanco

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 07/04/2015

Ebook con un sumario dinamico y detallado: William Wilkie Collins (Londres, 8 de enero de 1824 - ib., 23 de septiembre de 1889) fue un novelista, dramaturgo y autor de relatos cortos ingles. Fue muy popular en su tiempo, dejando escritas 27 novelas, mas de 60 relatos cortos, al menos 14 obras de teatro y mas de 100 obras de no ficcion. Es considerado uno de los creadores del gnero de novela policaca, a travs de una narrativa caracterizada por la atmsfera de misterio y fantasa, el suspense melodramtico y el relato minucioso. Sus obras ms conocidas son La dama de blanco (1860), Armadale (1866) y La piedra lunar (1868).

Moonstone

Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2015

If you love discover stories, read the book that started it all! "e;We had our breakfasts--whatever happens in a house, robbery or murder, it doesn't matter, you must have your breakfast."e; Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins is considered the first detective novel in the English language. Told as a series of letters and diary entries, The moonstone is the story of a young English woman who inherits a large Indian diamond on her 18th birthday. When the diamond is stolen, the complex plot of the novel follows the characters through their attempts to explain the theft, identify the thief and recover the diamond. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Woman in White

Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2015

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins is considered one of the first detective novels. A case of forbidden love, identity theft and unjust imprisonment, The Woman in White has been called one greatest 100 novels of all time. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you'll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

The Dream Woman

The Dream Woman

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2015

When Francis Raven is roused from his sleep on the eve of his birthday and confronted by the sight of a woman trying to stab him, he is unsure whether she is real or an apparition. Years later, against the wishes of his mother, he marries Alicia, a woman with a strange resemblance to the mysterious visitor, who ends up attacking him on his birthday, before vanishing from his life. Is Francis's wife a ghost, a demon or a living human being? And will the prophecy of the night-time visitation be fulfilled one day? Originally published in Household Words in 1855 as `The Ostler', but recast and expanded two decades later, The Dream Woman is a powerfully dark and suspenseful multi-narrative novella from the master of the mystery genre and the author of some of the most enduringly popular novels of the Victorian era.

No Name

No Name

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2014

Norah and Magdalen Vanstone have an idyllic life. With loving parents, a caring governess, and an expansive estate to roam, the girls desire nothing else. But when a tragic accident claims the life of their father, and their mother dies shortly thereafter, Norah and Magdalen are left with no inheritance and, as they come to discover, no name.As the Vanstone sisters make their way into the world with the assistance of their governess, their paths diverge as Norah pursues an honest career, and Magdalen becomes consumed with reclaiming their inheritance. Originally published as a serial in Charles Dickens's All the Year Round magazine, No Name is both tragedy and comedy, and demonstrates the skill of a writer at the peak of his craft.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Hide And Seek

Hide And Seek

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 25/11/2014

After many years in the goldfields of California, Matthew Grice returns home to search for Mary, a disabled circus performer and the daughter of his dead sister. But everything is not what it seems as Matthews quest for the girl, and after, for the girls father, takes him on an unexpected journey filled with seduction, abandonment and hidden identities.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Dead Secret

Dead Secret

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 25/11/2014

Living happily with her husband on her ancestral estate, Porthgenna Tower, Rosamund Treverton is completely unaware of the family secret that tells of her past. But when a servant who holds the key to this mystery returns to Porthgenna, the truth is revealed.The Dead Secret is one of several mystery novels written by Wilkie Collins. Like his earlier novel Hide and Seek, The Dead Secret reveals the mystery to the reader while leaving the characters in the dark for the majority of the story.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Basil

Basil

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 11/11/2014

When a young aristocrat negotiates a secret marriage to a seventeen-year-old girl, he assents to her fathers condition that they not live together for the first year. However, the consequences are tragic for all involved when, the year almost up, Basil catches his bride in a compromising position.A story of love at first sight, Basil was the second novel from Victorian author Wilkie Collins, best-known for The Woman in White. A 1998 film adaptation starred Academy Award-winner Jared Leto as Basil and Claire Forlani (Meet Joe Black) as his young wife.HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Der rote Schal

Der rote Schal

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 25/09/2014

Zwei Freunde, die beide den verhangnisvollen Namen Allan Armadale tragen, stehen unter dem Fluch ihrer Vater, Rivalen bis zum Mord. Die Szene ist Wildbad, das Jahr1832, und die Stadthonoratioren warten in festlichem Aufzug auf die ersten Kurgaste der Saison. Unter ihnen befindet sich der reiche, sterbenskranke Plantagenbesitzer Allan Armadale, dessen einziger Wunsch es ist, noch vor seinem Tod einen Brief fur seinen Sohn zu beenden, in dem er die verhangnisvolle Geschichte seiner Familie erzahlt und vor dem Namensvetter warnt: "e;Lege Gebirge und Meere zwischen Dich und jenen anderen Armadale. Nie durfen sich die beiden auf dieser Welt begegnen - nie, nie, nie!"e; Doch ehe der Inhalt des Briefes dem Sohn enthullt wird, kreuzen sich die Wege der beiden Armadales, und die schone Unbekannte mit dem roten Schal lost eine Kette mysterioser Verwicklungen aus, in die die Namensvettern bald verstrickt sind. Wilkie Collins hat nicht nur eine spannende, glanzend konstruierte Handlung erfunden, der Roman fasziniert auch durch seine gekonnte Milieuschilderung und die meisterhafte Personendarstellung: der grublerische, sensible Midwinter, der frohliche, optimistische Allan, die Intrigantin Lydia, die hubsche, verliebte Majorstochter, die es auf unschuldig-raffinierte Art versteht, Allan den Kopf zu verdrehen. Aber auch die Nebenfiguren - der schrullige Major, die alte Gaunerin Mutter Oldershaw, die Jammerfigur des alten Bashwood, die gewitzten Anwalte Pedgift und Sohn, die Witwe Pentecost und ihr geistlicher Sohn Sammy - sind mit sicherer Hand ausgefuhrt. Viele Spannungs- und Gruseleffekte, Liebe und Verstrickungen durchziehen die Handlung bis zur Losung des Ratsels. Der rote Schal erschien 1866, lange erwartet, sechs Jahre nach Die Frau in Wei und wurde, ebenso wie jener, ein Erfolgsroman.

Dead Secret

Dead Secret

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Rosamund Treverton has it all -- an affluent lifestyle, a loving mother who dotes on her, and a seemingly bright future. But a deathbed confession from her mother makes it clear that Rosamund's past hides a dark secret. This suspenseful family mystery will keep readers entranced until the very last page.

Dead Secret

Dead Secret

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2014

Rosamund Treverton has it all -- an affluent lifestyle, a loving mother who dotes on her, and a seemingly bright future. But a deathbed confession from her mother makes it clear that Rosamund's past hides a dark secret. This suspenseful family mystery will keep readers entranced until the very last page.

Iolani; or, Tahiti as It Was A Romance

Iolani; or, Tahiti as It Was A Romance

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2014

Written 150 years ago, never published, and presumed lost for nearly a century, Wilkie Collins's earliest novel now appears in print for the first time. Iolani is a sensational romance--a tale of terror and suspense, bravery and betrayal, set against the lush backdrop of Tahiti. The book's complicated history is worthy of a writer famous for intricate plots hinging on long-kept secrets. Collins wrote the book as a young man in the early 1840s, twenty years before The Moonstone and The Woman in White made his name among Victorian novelists. He failed to find a publisher for the work, shelved the manuscript for years, and eventually gave it to an acquaintance. It disappeared into the hands of private collectors and remained there--acquiring mythical status as a lost novel--from the turn of the century until its sudden appearance on the rare book market in New York in 1991. This first edition appears with the permission of the new owners, who keep the mystery alive by remaining anonymous. The novel is set in Tahiti prior to European contact. It tells the story of the diabolical high priest, Iolani , and the heroic young woman, Idua, who bears his child. Determined to defy the Tahitian custom of killing firstborn children, Idua and her friend Aimata flee with the baby and take refuge among Iolani's enemies. The vengeful priest pursues them, setting into motion a plot that features civil war, sorcery, sacrificial rites, wild madmen, treachery, and love. Collins explores themes that he would return to again and again in his career: oppression by sinister, patriarchal figures; the bravery of forceful, unorthodox women; the psychology of the criminal mind; the hypocrisy of moralists; and Victorian ideas of the exotic. As Ira Nadel shows in his introduction, the novel casts new light on Collins's development as a writer and on the creation of his later masterpieces. A sample page from the manuscript appears as the frontispiece to this edition. The publication of Iolani is a major literary event: a century and half late, Wilkie Collins makes his literary debut. Originally published in 1999. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/06/2014

When Rachel Verinder inherits the Moonstone, a huge and priceless diamond, her delight turns to dismay when the gem disappears. But this is no ordinary theft. Sergeant Cuff of Scotland Yard is called in and immediately suspects an intricate plot. However, not even his powers of detection can penetrate fully the mysteries surrounding the diamond. And as we listen to each character tell their version of the events, layer upon layer of drama and suspense builds to the final and astonishing denouement of the first, and most magnificent English detective novel.

Woman in White

Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 27/05/2014

The first and greatest sensation novel, a thrilling story of evil thwarted and love reclaimed The night before he leaves London for a temporary engagement in the North of England, drawing instructor Walter Hartright walks home on an empty, moonlit road. Suddenly a hand reaches out of the darkness and touches him on the shoulder. Terrified, he turns to find a woman, dressed all in white, who begs him for help in getting to a friend's place in the city. By a strange coincidence, the woman knows Limmeridge House, the country estate to which Walter is traveling in the morning. Stranger still, she refuses to reveal anything else about herself, including her name. Only after he sees her safely into a cab does Walter learn the truththe woman in white has just escaped from an insane asylum.In Limmeridge, Walter falls in love with one of his students, the beautiful and virtuous Laura Fairlie. An orphan in the care of her invalid uncle, Laura is engaged to Sir Percival Glyde, a baronet. She follows through with the marriage despite her feelings for Walter, but soon realizes her mistake. Sir Percival will stop at nothing to gain complete control of Laura's inheritance, and his diabolical plot hinges on her astonishing resemblance to the mysterious woman in white. It is up to Walter and Marian, Laura's devoted half-sister, to rescue fair Laura from a fate worse than death.With its shocking twists and spine-chilling suspense, The Woman in White charted a whole new course for popular fiction. Devilishly entertaining and deadly serious in its indictment of Victorian marriage laws that impoverished women, it is widely recognized as one the nineteenth century's finest novels.This ebook features a new introduction by Otto Penzler and has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

My Miscellanies

My Miscellanies

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

British author Wilkie Collins was one of the most famous authors of his day, ranking alongside luminaries such as Charles Dickens in terms of sales and popular acclaim. My Miscellanies bring together a series of vignettes, short stories, and character sketches that were published in journals during the early years of Collins' literary career.

My Miscellanies

My Miscellanies

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

British author Wilkie Collins was one of the most famous authors of his day, ranking alongside luminaries such as Charles Dickens in terms of sales and popular acclaim. My Miscellanies bring together a series of vignettes, short stories, and character sketches that were published in journals during the early years of Collins' literary career.

Moonstone

Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2014

The novel that T. S. Eliot called ';the first, the longest, and the best of the modern English detective novels'Guarded by three Brahmin priests, the Moonstone is a religious relic, the centerpiece in a sacred statue of the Hindu god of the moon. It is also a giant yellow diamond of enormous value, and its temptation is irresistible to the corrupt John Herncastle, a colonel in the British Army in India. After murdering the three guardian priests and bringing the diamond back to England with him, Herncastle bequeaths it to his niece, Rachel, knowing full well that danger will follow. True to its enigmatic nature, the Moonstone disappears from Rachel's room on the night of her eighteenth birthday, igniting a mystery so intricate and thrilling it has set the standard for every crime novel of the past one hundred fifty years.Widely recognized, alongside the stories of Edgar Allan Poe, as establishing many of the most enduring conventions of detective fiction,The Moonstoneis Wilkie Collins's masterwork and one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century.This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

La dama de blanco (con indice activo)

La dama de blanco (con indice activo)

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2014

Este ebook presenta "e;La dama de blanco (con indice activo)"e; con un sumario dinamico y detallado.La dama de blanco (The Woman in White) es una novela epistolar escrita por Wilkie Collins en 1859, serializada de 1859 a 1860 y publicada por primera vez en forma de libro ese ltimo ao. Est considerada como una de las primeras novelas de misterio y como un ejemplo precoz de la novela policaca, con el hroe, Walter Hartright, empleando muchas de las tcnicas propias de los detectives privados.Walter Hartright se traslada a Limmeridge para dar clases de dibujo a Laura, una joven y rica heredera sobrina del barn Frederick Fairlie. Poco antes de irse, tropieza con una misteriosa dama vestida de blanco que le habla de Limmeridge y de su propietaria fallecida, la seora Fairlie. Desde el principio Walter siente una gran atraccin por Laura, quien est prometida con Sir Percival Glyde, quien solo busca arrebatarle su herencia. Solo se interpone en su camino la misteriosa dama de blanco.William Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) fue un novelista, dramaturgo y autor de relatos cortos ingls. Fue muy popular en su tiempo, dejando escritas 27 novelas, ms de 60 relatos cortos, al menos 14 obras de teatro y ms de 100 obras de no ficcin. Es considerado uno de los creadores del gnero de novela policaca, a travs de una narrativa caracterizada por la atmsfera de misterio y fantasa, el suspense melodramtico y el relato minucioso.

La piedra lunar (texto completo, con indice activo)

La piedra lunar (texto completo, con indice activo)

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2014

Este ebook presenta "e;La piedra lunar (texto completo, con indice activo)"e; con un sumario dinamico y detallado.La piedra lunar (The Moonstone) es una novela del siglo XIX escrita por Wilkie Collins durante el ao 1868. Se la considera generalmente como la primera novela policial o detectivesca de Inglaterra. La piedra Lunar, valiosa joya robada de un santuario hind y de la que se cuentan toda clase de leyendas malficas, llega a las manos de Raquel Verinder, heredera de un lord ingls, como regalo de cumpleaos, pero despus de la cena de celebracin con varios invitados la joya desaparece. El sargento Cuff es el encargado de la investigacin y deber descubrir la verdad a travs de las diferentes versiones de los hechos que ofrece cada uno de los personajes implicados.William Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) fue un novelista, dramaturgo y autor de relatos cortos ingls. Fue muy popular en su tiempo, dejando escritas 27 novelas, ms de 60 relatos cortos, al menos 14 obras de teatro y ms de 100 obras de no ficcin. Es considerado uno de los creadores del gnero de novela policaca, a travs de una narrativa caracterizada por la atmsfera de misterio y fantasa, el suspense melodramtico y el relato minucioso.

Rambles Beyond Railways

Rambles Beyond Railways

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2014

Wilkie Collins was born on January 8th, 1824 at 11 New Cavendish Street in Marylebone, London. A novelist, playwright and author of short stories, William Wilkie Collins was a popular figure in Victorian literature which was further enhanced by his charm and flamboyant lifestyle. He was a friend and collaborator of Charles Dickens. His own talents outshone most other literary figures and he is credited with the introduction of the modern detective story with 'The Woman In White'. Other achievements were 'The Moonstone', 'All Year Round' and 'Amadale'. In all Wilkie Collins wrote some 30 novels, 14 plays, over 60 short stories and at least 100 nonfiction essays. He died from a paralytic stroke on September 23rd, 1889, at 82 Wimpole Street, and was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery in West London. Catharine Graves is buried with him, following her death in 1895. Here we publish 'Rambles Beyond Railways'. Also known as 'Notes In Cornwall Taken Afoot' it shows yet another side of the talents of Mr Wilkie Collins

Frozen Deep

Frozen Deep

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2014

Wilkie Collins was born on January 8th, 1824 at 11 New Cavendish Street in Marylebone, London. A novelist, playwright and author of short stories, William Wilkie Collins was a popular figure in Victorian literature which was further enhanced by his charm and flamboyant lifestyle. He was a friend and collaborator of Charles Dickens. His own talents outshone most other literary figures and he is credited with the introduction of the modern detective story with 'The Woman In White'. Other achievements were 'The Moonstone', 'All Year Round' and 'Amadale'. In all Wilkie Collins wrote some 30 novels, 14 plays, over 60 short stories and at least 100 nonfiction essays. He died from a paralytic stroke on September 23rd, 1889, at 82 Wimpole Street, and was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery in West London. Catharine Graves is buried with him, following her death in 1895. Here we publish 'The Frozen Deep' originally a play that was guided in its writing by Charles Dickens and who also performed in as well. It didn't perform as hoped and so Collins re-wrote it entirely to give us the novella which is before you.

Rogues Life

Rogues Life

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2014

Wilkie Collins was born on January 8th, 1824 at 11 New Cavendish Street in Marylebone, London. A novelist, playwright and author of short stories, William Wilkie Collins was a popular figure in Victorian literature which was further enhanced by his charm and flamboyant lifestyle. He was a friend and collaborator of Charles Dickens. His own talents outshone most other literary figures and he is credited with the introduction of the modern detective story with 'The Woman In White'. Other achievements were 'The Moonstone', 'All Year Round' and 'Amadale'. In all Wilkie Collins wrote some 30 novels, 14 plays, over 60 short stories and at least 100 nonfiction essays. He died from a paralytic stroke on September 23rd, 1889, at 82 Wimpole Street, and was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery in West London. Catharine Graves is buried with him, following her death in 1895. Here we publish 'A Rogues Life'. Once again the mind and pen of Wilkie Collins produce a work that is both compelling and captivating.

Plot in Private Life

Plot in Private Life

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2014

William, the narrator and faithful servant to rich widow, Mrs. Norcross, tells the story of his mistress' unhappy second marriage to James Smith. A detective lawyer's clerk, Mr. Dark, both confirms Smith's bigamous remarriage and, following his disappearance, proves Mrs. Norcross and William innocent of murder. Dark also recovers jewelry stolen by the maidservant and establishes her guilt. William's amiable relationship with the experienced detective foreshadows that between Betteredge and Cuff in The Moonstone.

Miss Bertha and the Yankee

Miss Bertha and the Yankee

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2014

A fascinating short story by the renowned author of The Woman in WhiteCaptain Stanwick and Lionel Varleigh are old friends, but after falling out over their attentions to Bertha Laroche, they fight an illegal duel in Herne Wood. Stanwick, wrongly convinced he has killed Varleigh, goes mad and attempts to kill himself with a razor ... when his supposed victim returns like an apparition from the dead.

Moonstone

Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2014

In The Moonstone, credited as the first detective story written in the English language, Wilkie Collins weaves a classic mystery, told from the perspective of several characters with firsthand knowledge surrounding the disappearance of a large yellow diamond known as the Moonstone. The jewel was taken from the room of its young owner, Rachel Verinder, who was bequeathed the diamond by a ne'er-do-well uncle who looted it from the statue of the Hindu Moon God during the siege of Seringapatam. Since then, Hindu Priests have been bound and determined to recover the diamond and return it to its rightful place in the forehead of the god's statue.

Yellow Mask

Yellow Mask

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2014

The Yellow Mask, a gothic romance filled with mystery and suspense, will hold you riveted from beginning to end.A scheming priest, Father Rocco of Pisa, decides the inheritance and great wealth of Count Fabio d'Ascoli was stolen from the church many generations ago and aims to steal it back. In order to do so, the priest manipulates Fabio's true love, the sweet model Nanina, to leave Pisa. Father Rocco then engineers a wedding between Fabio and his easily manipulated niece, the beautiful Maddelena. Poor Maddalena dies the next year in childbirth, and the priest is forced to alter his plan. He tries to drive Fabio mad by having a female henchman don a Yellow Mask and pretend to be the ghost of Maddalena. Fabio's only hope is his beloved Nanina. Can she save him?