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Wilkie Collins - Author

About the Author

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) began his literary career writing articles and short stories for Dickens' periodicals. He published a biography of his father and a number of plays but his reputation rests on his novels. Collins found his true fictionalmetier in mystery, suspense and crime. He is best known for his novels in the emerging genres of Sensation and Detective fiction.

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Penguin Readers Level 7: The Woman in White (ELT Graded Reader)

Penguin Readers Level 7: The Woman in White (ELT Graded Reader)

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2020

Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. With carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises, the print edition also includes instructions to access supporting material online. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys. One night when Walter Hartwright is walking home, he meets and helps the mysterious 'woman in white'. Soon after this meeting, Walter starts a job as a drawing teacher in the north of England and falls in love with his student, Laura Fairlie. But Laura is engaged to Sir Percival Glyde. Then Laura receives a letter warning her not to marry Glyde. Walter is sure that the letter comes from the woman in white...

The Dream Woman

The Dream Woman

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2020

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.

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2020

A thrilling tale of mystery and crime from a master storyteller. A pacy tale from the original master of detective fiction Wilkie Collins. Transported from the temples of India to atmospheric Victorian England, the scene is set for a tale which twists between death, drugs, mystery and, most of all, misdirection. Rachel inherits the moonstone from her uncle on her 18th birthday, a cursed diamond of sacred importance stolen from India. When the stone goes missing, Sergeant Cuff is faced with a myriad of possible culprits, from mysterious Indian jugglers who may not be all they seem, to a very oddly acting maidservant. Told from the viewpoints of various vivid characters, Collins spins a tale of intrigue with many a wrong-turn as the moonstone leaves a path of destruction in its wake. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

Wilkie Collins's The Dead Alive

Wilkie Collins's The Dead Alive

Author: Wilkie Collins, Scott Turow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2020

On the evidence of The Dead Alive, Scott Turow writes in his foreword that Wilkie Collins might well be the first author of a legal thriller. Here is the lawyer out of sorts with his profession; the legal process gone awry; even a touch of romance to soften the rigors of the law. And here, too, recast as fiction, is the United States' first documented wrongful conviction case. Side by side with the novel, this book presents the real-life legal thriller Collins used as his model-the story of two brothers, Jesse and Stephen Boorn, sentenced to death in Vermont in 1819 for the murder of their brother-in-law, and belatedly exonerated when their victim showed up alive and well in New Jersey in 1820. Rob Warden, one of the nation's most eloquent and effective advocates for the wrongly convicted, reconsiders the facts of the Boorn case for what they can tell us about the systemic flaws that produced this first known miscarriage of justice-flaws that continue to riddle our system of justice today. A tale of false confessions and jailhouse snitches, of evidence overlooked, and justice more blinkered than blind, the Boorns' story reminds us of the perennial nature of the errors at the heart of American jurisprudence-and of the need to question and correct a system that regularly condemns the innocent.

Die Heirath im Omnibus

Die Heirath im Omnibus

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2020

Namenlos - Roman

Namenlos - Roman

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2020

Basil

Basil

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

No Thoroughfare

No Thoroughfare

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

The Law and the Lady

The Law and the Lady

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

Basil

Basil

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

The Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts

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

Die Heirat im Omnibus

Die Heirat im Omnibus

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

The Woman in White

The Woman in White

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

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

The Dead Alive

The Dead Alive

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

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

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

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

The black Robe

The black Robe

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

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