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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Iolani; or, Tahiti as It Was A Romance

Iolani; or, Tahiti as It Was A Romance

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2018

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.

The Frozen Deep

The Frozen Deep

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback 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

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.

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

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 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

The Black Robe

The Black Robe

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/05/2018

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.

Antonina

Antonina

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

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

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.

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.

The Law and the Lady

The Law and the Lady

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

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.

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 Release Date: 24/11/2017

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.

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

Die Neue Magdalena (Vollst ndige Deutsche Ausgabe)

Die Neue Magdalena (Vollst ndige Deutsche Ausgabe)

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

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

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

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

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

The Woman in White

The Woman in White

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

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

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

Alicia Warlock, a Mystery

Alicia Warlock, a Mystery

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

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

Jezebel's Daughter

Jezebel's Daughter

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/12/2016

'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.

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)

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 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 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.

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

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.

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 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?

Moonstone

Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 11/02/2014

When Rachel Verinder turns eighteen she inherits a large and spectacular diamond known as The Moonstone from an uncle who had served in the British Army in India. Unaware of the importance of the diamond in Hindu religion, Rachel wears her new prize on her gown at her birthday celebration. But when Indian performers spot the diamond, Rachel and her cousin Franklin, along with many others, are pulled into a complex web of occurrences all stemming from the precious jewel. The Moonstone is considered to be one of author Wilkie Collins best works. Written in the epistolary style, it is often cited as being one of the first detective novels in the English language and was a precursor to the mystery and suspense novels of the twentieth century. It has been adapted numerous times for radio and television. 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 Moonstone

The Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/01/2014

The Moonstone (1868) is generally considered to be the first detective novel in the English language and also one of the best detective stories of all time. Rachel Verinder, a young woman, inherits a large Indian diamond on her eighteenth birthday. It is a legacy from her uncle, a corrupt 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. Rachel's birthday is celebrated with a large party, whose 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. 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 identify the thief, trace the stone and maybe recover it.

Nights of Terror JESUK148

Nights of Terror JESUK148

Author: Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 13/01/2014

Contains two tales of terror - Wilkie Collins's A Very Strange Bed and Charles Dickens's The Signalman.

Woman In White

Woman In White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 10/12/2013

Walter Hartright is out for a moonlit walk in north London when he encounters a terrified yet enigmatic woman dressed in white. She begs Hartright for help, but as he comes to her aid, shes gone almost as suddenly as she appeared. Unable to shake off his encounter, Hartright becomes determined to solve the mystery of this woman in white. A tale of love, marriage, betrayal and mistrust, the story of the woman in white is unraveled through diaries, first-hand accounts, and different points of view. But in the end, its Hartright who, in solving the mystery, must ultimately try and save the life of the woman he loves. The Woman in White is a classic tale of suspense that has been adapted for both film and television.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.

Short Stories Of Wilkie Collins

Short Stories Of Wilkie Collins

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 23/09/2013

The short story is often viewed as an inferior relation to the Novel. But it is an art in itself. To take a story and distil its essence into fewer pages while keeping character and plot rounded and driven is not an easy task. Many try and many fail. In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers. Miniature masterpieces with a lot to say. In this volume we examine some of the short stories of Wilkie Collins. William Wilkie Collins was born on January 8th 1824. Bullied as a child his escape was to tell the bully a story each night before going to sleep. It proved to be quite an education. Lauded as the Father of the Detective novel, Collins was the author of The Moonstone and The Woman In White among the thirty novels he wrote. A great friend and colleague of Charles Dickens (who regularly published him in his own magazines) Collins was also a playwright and prolific author of short stories. A sufferer of gout he used and became addicted to opium to combat the pain. Writing at the time of the Franco-Prussian War in 1870 he stated, "e;I begin to believe in only one civilising influence - the discovery one of these days of a destructive agent so terrible that War shall mean annihilation and men's fears will force them to keep the peace."e; Collins died on September 23, 1889 at 82 Wimpole Street, following a paralytic stroke. He is buried in Kensal Green Cemetery in London. Collected here for your reading pleasure are a selection of chilling, disturbing, but always entertaining stories from a man at the top of his craft and always aware of his effect on the minds of us mere mortals. Many of these stories are also available as an audiobook from our sister company Word Of Mouth. Many samples are at our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/PortablePoetry?feature=mhee The full volume can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. They are read for you by Richard Mitchley & Ghizela Rowe

Woman in White (illustrated) + The Moonstone + The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice

Woman in White (illustrated) + The Moonstone + The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 20/09/2013

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;The Woman in White (illustrated) + The Moonstone + The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice"e; contains 3 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.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 in the genre of 'sensation novels'. 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 (1868) by Wilkie Collins is an epistolary novel, generally considered the first detective novel in the English language. The Moonstone is about the disappearance of a precious diamond called "e;the Moonstone"e;, and the novel is a collection of eyewitness accounts by different characters who know something about its disappearance. The idea was for the novel itself to be like a collection of evidence so that the readers could be put in the position of the detective.The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice is a Wilkie Collins's ghost story was set in 1860 and published in book form with 'My Lady's Money'. The Haunted Hotel: a tale of a haunting - or the tale of a crime? The ghost of Lord Montberry seems to be haunting the Palace Hotel in Venice. Montberry's beautiful-yet-terrifying wife, the Countess Narona, and her erstwhile brother are the center of the terror that fills the Palace Hotel. Are their malefactions at the root of the haunting - or is there something darker, something much more unknowable at work?William Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. Collins developed a new way of writing suspenseful novels: instead of having a central narrator who tells the story, Collins composed his novels as a series of first-person narratives, so the point of view in the novels is always changing.

Moonstone

Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2013

The Moonstone (1868) is Wilkie Collins's second masterpiece, the first being The Woman in White published almost a decade earlier. While both books are often classified as Gothic novels and mystery novels, The Moonstone is also reckoned to be the first detective novel of the English tongue. As long as narration is concerned, Collins makes use of the epistolary style to create even more suspense. The story is about a precious stone brought to Britain by a corrupt English military officer who has served in India. The readers are informed that the stone has a great religious value in India and that some religious zealots are sworn to protect it by all means till the end of days. Before his death, the military veteran ordered the moonstone to be bestowed to his niece Rachel Verinder. The latter organizes a birthday party during which she wears the precious stone not only in front of her English friends and relatives, but also in front of foreign house servants and Indian entertainers. Soon, the stone is reported to be stolen and an investigation starts in search for the thief among the many suspects. After hard efforts made by Rachel's cousin Franklin Blake and a group of friends to decipher the mystery, the former discovers that the thief is none but himself. Indeed, Blake eventually understands that he has been drugged with opium and has unconsciously stolen the stone. The end of the narrative witnesses the transfer of the moonstone back to its native land.

Evil Genius

Evil Genius

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2013

The Evil Genius is Wilkie Collins's novel about marital complications, adultery, divorce and child-custody. Herbert Linley engages in an illicit romantic relationship with his daughter's governess, Sydney Westerfield. Sydney leaves the house after being caught by Herbert's mother-in-law, yet she returns when little kitty falls seriously ill and asks for her beloved governess. As things get more and more complicated, it is Catherine who decides to leave her husband this time. She takes her daughter with her and goes into hiding for fear that the child's custody would be given to the father. Later, Catherine divorces Herbert and the narrative describes the daily sufferings of little Kitty who is bereft of both her father and her governess. Captain Bennydeck, a friend of Sydney's dead father, is later introduced in the story. When he comes looking for Sydney, he falls in love with Catherine and only withdraws his proposal to her when he learns that she is a divorced woman. The narrative closes when Sydney, being tormented by her guilty conscience, decides to withdraw from Herbert's life. In the end, Catherine is pushed by Kitty to reunite with her husband and Sydney is hired by Captain Bennydeck as his personal secretary.

Haunted Hotel

Haunted Hotel

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2013

This is another Gothic tale by the author of the two seminal classics The Moonstone and The Woman in White. Wilkie Collins's The Haunted Hotel is a book about mysterious happenings, ghost hauntings, and wicked conspiracies. The story begins when a man named Lord Montbarry has to leave his first fiancee in order to get married to Countess Narona. The newly-wed couple travel to Venice and stay in an old castle where they start to witness strange phenomena that culminate in the death of Lord Montbarry himself. Suspicions are cast on his wife yet they remain unfounded. The castle is afterward converted into a hotel and members of Montbarry's family buy some of its shares. A year later, they all come to stay at the hotel to celebrate another wedding and are haunted by the spirit of their dead sibling, which suggests that his death was not as natural as it was believed to be. Countess Narona is probably the most developed character of the novel. She is obsessed by her superstitious beliefs and thinks that she will eventually be punished for some evils that she has previously committed. Her obsessions with fate and supernatural revenge eventually make her worries come true.

Lady & The Law

Lady & The Law

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2013

Published many years before the publication of Conan Doyle's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Law and the Lady (1875) is one of the earliest detective novels of the English tongue. Its author, Wilkie Collins, is also the author of the bestselling Gothic novels entitled The Woman in White and The Moonstone. The plot in The Law and the Lady follows Valeria and Eustace who get married and go for honeymoon. Just a few days after marriage, Valeria suspects something strange about her husband's behavior. She notices that he is trying to hide something from her. She later discovers that Eustace was earlier accused of murdering his first wife and that he was investigated and sentenced by a Scottish court. Lacking necessary convicting evidence, the court's verdict was "e;not proven,"e; insinuating that the jury believed in his guilt though they could not prove it. Convinced of her husband's innocence of the crime, Valeria is determined to find the necessary proof. She is helped in her detective mission by the weird genius Miserrimus Dexter and his cousin Ariel. Together, they finally succeed in untangling the details of the mysterious death.

Woman In White

Woman In White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2013

First serialized and then published as a book in 1860, Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White represents a seminal classic of English fiction. It is classified by some critics among mystery novels and by some others as a Gothic novel. The narrative's structure is epistolary. It tells the story of a poor young art teacher named Walter Hartright who happens to see a strange apparition one evening as he is strolling through the streets of London. It is the unearthly figure of a woman dressed all in white and who seems to suffer from mental troubles. Later in the novel, while teaching at Limmeridge House, Walter discovers that his most beloved student named Laura has a striking resemblance to the mad woman that he has encountered. Despite the mutual love between the teacher and his student, the latter has to marry a noble man named Sir Percival Glyde to satisfy her father's wishes. The readers then learn that the woman in white is Laura's half sister who was confined to a mental asylum and who eventually dies of a heart condition. Glyde does not really like Laura and wishes to steal her money. He conspires to send her to the mental asylum to replace her identical sister. Helped by her other sister Marian, Laura manages to flee the asylum and finally marry Walter after the accidental death of her wicked husband.

Antonina Or, the Fall of Rome

Antonina Or, the Fall of Rome

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2013

Wilkie Collins Supernatural Stories

Wilkie Collins Supernatural Stories

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

WILKIE COLLINS. SUPERNATURAL STORIES Volume 2. From the pen of The Woman in White and The Moonstone, comes a collection of lesser known, yet equally magnificent Supernatural Stories! Volume Two features A TERRIBLY STRANGE BED (read by Luke Harrison), MRS ZANT AND THE GHOST (read by Murray Melvin) and BLOW UP THE BRIG (read by Phil Reynolds). Be prepared to be terrified and entertained as Wilkie Collins's disturbing tales of ghosts, deadly visions and family curses come to life in this fantastic new collection from Fantom Films. Directed by Helen Oakleigh with Dexter O'Neill

Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

Wilkie Collins was a prolific writer of short stories. Always original, his combination of cleverly constructed plots and believable characters has made him one of our most widely read authors. In 'The Dead Hand', a visitor to Doncaster in race week is forced by circumstances to spend the night at an inauspicious inn; while an evening at a Paris gambling-house ends in near tragedy for the narrator in 'A Terribly Strange Bed'. In 'The Dream Woman', a nightmarish apparition exerts a sinister blight on a man's life. This collection is read for you by Richard Mitchley, who has worked in theatre throughout Britain as well as directing and acting with his Mayfly theatre company and Ian Holm, one of England's finest actors.

Moonstone

Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

Hailed as a masterpiece on publication, The Moonstone still thrills as a supreme detective story. But it is also a novel of mounting suspense, as the action follows the Moonstone's trail. The gem is tracked from the bloody looting of Seringapatam to the peaceful heart of England and on to the grim slums of London's East End. By skilfully using separate narrators with their differing viewpoints, Wilkie Collins deepens the mystery. Even the great Sergeant Cuff makes a false deduction. The fate of the Moonstone remains uncertain until the final revelation. 1. A CURSED JEWEL. Stolen by the Emperor Aurungzebe from its shrine at Somnauth, the Moonstone is followed by three Hindi priests and carries a curse. At the siege of Seringapatam John Herncastle, a British solider, seizes it and later bequeaths it to his niece Rachel Verinder. Franklin Blake, Rachel's cousin, is charged with delivering it on her 18th birthday. Three Indians precede him, alarming the house steward Betteredge. Franklin decides to put the jewel in a bank and not tell Rachel about her legacy just yet. 2. A FATEFUL BIRTHDAY. Franklin and Rachel fall in love, leading Rachel to reject an earlier suitor, Godfery Ablewhite. At a dinner party held to celebrate her birthday, the Moonstone is presented to her. During dinner Franklin quarrels about medicine with Mr Candy, a doctor; then a drumming is heard outside. The Indians have returned and see that Rachel has the jewel. They are warned off and Betteredge carefully locks the house and lets the dogs loose. Rachel, unaware of the danger, insists on keeping the jewel in her room. 3. THE MOONSTONE VANISHES. The next day, the diamond has disappeared, although the house remains locked. Rachel will say nothing about it and Franklin sets off to have the Indians arrested. However, they turn out to be innocent and the local police arrive, led by Sergeant Seegrave. They prove useless and it is decided to call in a well-known detective, Sergeant Cuff. When he arrives, Cuff is unlike any policeman Betteredge has ever known. Rachel emerges from her room only to berate Franklin, leading Cuff to conclude that she has taken the jewel. 4. A DETECTIVE'S MISTAKE. Betteredge cannot accept Cuff's deduction, but the Sergeant is confirmed in his suspicions when Rachel insists on leaving the house and also spurns Franklin again. Cuff explains his theory to Lady Verinder, who refuses to accept it. She does, however, agree to confront her daughter with his accusation. After doing so, she repeats her conviction that Rachel is innocent and dismisses Cuff. Before leaving, Cuff tells Betteredge the name of the only moneylender who can handle the stolen gem: Septimus Luker. 5. THE UNBELEIVABLE TRUTH. Returning to England on the death of his father Franklin Blake attempts to see Rachel but is rebuffed. Baffled, he visits the lawyer Bruff, who agrees to let him see her alone in Bruff's own house. When Franklin confronts Rachel, she tells him that she saw him take the Moonstone. Astonished, Franklin can offer no explanation for an action he cannot remember. Rachel explains how she saw him remove the stone. Franklin is even more perplexed; they part in anger and distress. 6. A DISASTROUS JOKE. Returning to Frizinghall, Franklin calls on Mr Candy and finds the doctor has been severely ill and cannot speak lucidly; he had collapsed after Rachel's party. His assistant Ezra Jennings, however, reveals he has pieced together Candy's rumblings and discovered a crucial fact: to prove the power of medicine, Candy drugged Franklin with laudanum to make him sleep that fateful night. Jennings suggest that Franklin took the jewel while drugged. Franklin agrees to Jennings' suggestion of conducting a second experiment with laudanum. 7. ALL IS CLEAR. Watched by Rachel and Bruff and under the influence of laudanum, Franklin repeats his actions in taking a mock diamond from the cabinet, but falls asleep before he can reveal what he did with it. Rachel is reconciled to him and Franklin accompanies Bruff to London in pursuit of the Moonstone. There they observe Luker and a dark-skinned sailor at Luker's Bank. Bruff's scout Gooseberry follows the sailor to an East End inn, then returns to fetch Franklin. Together with Sergeant Cuff, who now has a hunch about the thief, they set out for the inn, but arrive too late to save the sailor from murder. Cuff reveals the sailor to be Ablewhite, as he had foretold. 8. JUSTICE EAST AND WEST. Cuff reports that Ablewhite had embezzled money, partly to support a mistress. Franklin, drowsy with laudanum, had given him the jewel and remembered nothing about it the next morning. Ablewhite had seen a chance for the perfect theft. But the Indians followed him to reclaim the jewel. Finally, the Moonstone is restored to Somnauth temple

Wilkie Collins Supernatural Stories

Wilkie Collins Supernatural Stories

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 03/06/2013

WILKIE COLLINS. SUPERNATURAL STORIES Volume 3. From the pen of The Woman in White and The Moonstone, comes a collection of lesser known, yet equally magnificent Supernatural Stories! Volume Three contains MISS JEROMETTE AND THE CLERYMAN (read by Sean Connolly), NINE O'CLOCK (read by Luke Harrison) and WHO KILLED ZEBEDEE (read by Murray Melvin). Be prepared to be terrified and entertained as Wilkie Collins's disturbing tales of ghosts, deadly visions and family curses come to life in this fantastic new collection from Fantom Films. Directed by Helen Oakleigh with Ian Kubiak

Basil

Basil

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2013

Woman in White

Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2013

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'. Walter Hartright, a young drawing master, is walking home from Hampstead on his last evening in London. On this time he meets a mysterious woman dressed in white, apparently in deep distress. He helps her on her way but later learns that she has escaped from an asylum. The next day he travels north to Limmeridge House, on a commission of being drawing master to residents of the house, previously gained by his devoted friend, an Italian drawing professor named Pesca. The household comprises Mr Frederick Fairlie, and Walter's students: Laura Fairlie, Mr Fairlie's niece, and Marian Halcombe, her devoted half-sister. Hartright finds that Laura bears an astonishing resemblance to the woman in white, called Anne Catherick. The mentally disadvantaged Anne had lived for a time in Cumberland as a child and was devoted to Laura's mother, who first dressed her in white...

Woman in White

Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2013

Walter Hartright, a young drawing master, is walking from Hampstead to London. On this he meets a mysterious woman dressed in white, apparently in deep distress. He helps her on her way to London but later learns that she has escaped from an asylum. The next day he travels north to Limmeridge House, on a commission of being drawing master to residents of the house, previously gained by his devoted friend, an Italian language professor named Pesca. The household comprises Mr Frederick Fairlie, and Walter's students: Laura Fairlie, Mr Fairlie's niece, and Marian Halcombe, her devoted half-sister. Hartright finds that Laura bears an astonishing resemblance to the woman in white, called Anne Catherick. The mentally disadvantaged Anne had lived for a time in Cumberland as a child and was devoted to Laura's mother, who first dressed her in white...

After Dark

After Dark

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2013

A series of tales supposed to be told to a portrait-painter by his sitters; the framework tells us how he came to think of publishing the stories thus collected; the introductions describe the circumstances under which the tales were told. These portions have a delicate every-day interest. 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...

Moonstone

Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2013

Rachel Verinder, a young Englishwoman, inherits a large Indian diamond on her eighteenth birthday. It is a legacy from her uncle, a corrupt English 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). Rachel's eighteenth birthday is celebrated with a large party, whose 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...

Woman in White

Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 19/02/2013

Mistaken identities, locked rooms, madness, and romance—these are a few of the ingredients the author (one of the most successful and popular Victorian writers) used to inspire "e;the 'creepy' effect, as of pounded ice dropped down the back,"e; that, according to one of his friends, was Wilkie Collins's aim in writing The Woman in White. Popularly regarded as one of the author's finest works, and widely copied by other writers, this thriller was the prototype for a whole new genre of fiction: the "e;sensation novel."e;A scheming nobleman, a beautiful heiress, and, of course, the enigmatic woman in white—a mysterious figure confined to an asylum for the insane—are the featured players in an intricate, compelling story that was acclaimed by Henry James and T. S. Eliot. An instant success when it first appeared in 1860, the riveting tale has continued to enthrall readers ever since.

The Woman in White

The Woman in White

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/11/2012

The Penguin English Library Edition of The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 'In one moment, every drop of blood in my body was brought to a stop ... There, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth ... stood the figure of a solitary Woman, dressed from head to foot in white' 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 is drawn into 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 Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Victorian Mystery Megapack: 27 Classic Mystery Tales

Victorian Mystery Megapack: 27 Classic Mystery Tales

The theme of this Megapack is classic mystery and crime fiction from the Victorian era. We have taken the liberty of extending the qualifying publication dates to the end of World War I, since that event marked more of a turning point in world literature than the advent of the Edwardian Age. Certainly the spirit of Victorian crime fiction continued beyond Queen Victoria. This volume contains 25 stories and 2 bonus novels, offering hours of reading pleasure.THE LENTON CROFT ROBBERIES, by Arthur MorrisonTHE HOUSE OF CLOCKS, by Anna Katharine GreenMISSING: PAGE THIRTEEN, by Anna Katharine GreenA JURY OF HER PEERS, by Susan GlaspellTHE DONNINGTON AFFAIR, by G.K. Chesterton and Max PembertonINTRODUCING MR. RAFFLES HOLMES, by John Kendrick BangsTHE ADVENTURE OF THE HERALD PERSONAL, by John Kendrick BangsTHE BIG BOW MYSTERY, By Israel ZangwillTHE BURGLAR'S STORY, by W.S. GilbertCHEATING THE GALLOWS, by Israel ZangwillTHE RETURN OF IMRAY, by Rudyard KiplingTHE GREAT RUBY ROBBERY, by Grant AllenPROBLEM OF THE STOLEN RUBENS, by Jacques FutrelleMURDER BY PROXY, by M. McDonnell BodkinTHE BLACK BAG LEFT ON A DOOR-STEP, by Catherine Louisa PirkisTHE MYSTERY OF THE FIVE HUNDRED DIAMONDS, by Robert BarrTHE GREAT PEGRAM MYSTERY, by Robert BarrTHE CASE OF ROGER CARBOYNE, by H. Greenhough SmithTHE LAWYER'S STORY OF A STOLEN LETTER, by Wilkie CollinsTHE PURLOINED LETTER, by Edgar Allan PoeTHE LEOPART MAN'S STORY, by Jack LondonTHREE 'DETECTIVE' ANECDOTES, by Charles DickensTHE CROOKED TELLER, by J.P. BuschlenTHE PROBLEM OF DEAD WOOD HALL, by Dick DonovanTHE BISHOP'S CRIME, by R.C. LehmannTHE MOONSTONE, by Wilkie CollinsTHE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, by Arthur Conan DoyleAnd don't forget to search this ebook store for "e;Megapack"e; to see other volumes in the series, from science fiction to ghost stories to mysteries...and many more!

The Moonstone A Novel

The Moonstone A Novel

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2012

The Moonstone is one of the most famous suspense novels of all time: a masterpiece of construction and the ultimate page-turner, it introduced one of the world's most beloved genres, the detective story. At a party celebrating her eighteenth birthday, Rachel Verinder wears the stunning yellow diamond she unexpectedly inherited from her uncle, Colonel John Herncastle. She is not aware that the precious gem, known as the Moonstone, has been missing since it was plundered from a sacred Hindu shrine in southern India where her uncle had served with the British army fifty years ago. But someone knows the secret of the Moonstone and will go to desperate measures to retrieve it. When it goes missing later that night, suspicions are raised and accusations fly. Could it be a trio of mysterious Indian jugglers seen near the house? Or a love-struck housemaid suddenly behaving strangely? And there is Rachel herself, who becomes furious when her paramour, Franklin Blake, directs attempts to find it. As divergent accounts reveal more details, the diamond's recovery is complicated by unexpected twists and turns. Sifting through a compelling list of suspects, the indomitable Sergeant Cuff must find the truth about the Moonstone and its mysterious disappearance. The Moonstone features 66 black and-white woodcut illustrations throughout.

Two Destinies

Two Destinies

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2012

A fantastic tale of destined spirits and supernatural visions by English novelist, playwright and short story author Wilkie Collins.

Rambles Beyond Railways

Rambles Beyond Railways

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Many popular nineteenth-century writers published travelogues and essay collections recounting their journeys at home and abroad, but few pulled off this feat with the polish and panache that beloved novelist Wilkie Collins brings to the task. Rambles Beyond Railways recounts a walking tour of Cornwall that Collins and a friend took together, and the vivid writing and charming observations are served up in the author's inimitably warm and engaging style.

Poor Miss Finch

Poor Miss Finch

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

What if you had been deprived of sight for your entire life -- only to have your vision restored just as you found yourself falling in love for the first time? That's the seemingly miraculous fate that befalls the Miss Finch of the title in this classic novel from abidingly popular nineteenth-century author Wilkie Collins.

Jezebel's Daughter

Jezebel's Daughter

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

If you like your mysteries with a liberal dash of prurient gossip and high-society drama, be sure to add Wilkie Collins' Jezebel's Daughter to your must-read list. This tautly suspenseful tale full of betrayal and unexpected plot twists is a worthy diversion.

Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

This domestic drama from beloved author Wilkie Collins focuses on the abiding power of family, whether by birth or by chance. A profoundly disabled girl is adopted by a loving family, but her true origins are shrouded in mystery. When a few intrepid friends begin trying to find out more about her history, a wholly unexpected chain of events is set into motion.

Heart and Science

Heart and Science

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Is it morally permissible to conduct often-painful experiments on innocent animals? That contentious debate is still going on today, but it has its roots in the Victorian era, when the issue of 'vivisection' had only recently made its way into the public discourse. In Heart and Science, self-professed animal lover Wilkie Collins uses fiction to mount a compelling attack on animal experimentation. This thought-provoking and entertaining novel is a worthy read.

Frozen Deep

Frozen Deep

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Written in an intense creative collaboration with Charles Dickens, who was one of the author's dearest friends, The Frozen Deep is a dramatic interpretation of the Franklin expedition, an ill-fated journey in search of the Northwest Passage that was undertaken by a large group of explorers and researchers. The ultimate fate of the men on the voyage was never ascertained, and this gripping play represents one imagined outcome to the tragic affair.

Fair Penitent

Fair Penitent

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Delve into the seamy underside of eighteenth-century Paris in this gripping short story from beloved British author Wilkie Collins. The fair penitent of the title is a renowned stage actress who decides to give up her life of cultural refinement and cushy creature comforts to seek out a more spiritually fulfilling path. Will she find a way to make things right and repent?

Evil Genius

Evil Genius

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Today, divorces are a dime a dozen. In the nineteenth century, however, the implosion of a family unit was a much rarer event, and the implications of such an occurrence often spread far beyond the small group of people who were directly involved. Settle in for this juicy domestic drama from Wilkie Collins, friend and protege of Charles Dickens.

Dead Alive

Dead Alive

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

A British attorney nearly dead from stress, exhaustion, and overwork ventures to America to spend some time recuperating at the quaint country farmhouse of a relative. Sounds like a pastoral paradise, right? Well, before long, the protagonist is thrown into the midst of a bizarre murder case. Will he be able to unravel the mystery before it's too late?

Blind Love

Blind Love

Author: Wilkie Collins, Walter Besant Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Love is said to be the salve that soothes a damaged soul. But in some cases, an all-consuming intimacy can have the opposite effect, inflaming murderous jealousies and compelling people to act in the most nefarious ways. The relationship at the center of Wilkie Collins' classic novel Blind Love started out innocently enough, but before long, Iris Henley and Lord Harry Norland find themselves doomed by their passion.

Black Robe

Black Robe

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

In The Black Robe, a strikingly original novel from master storyteller Wilkie Collins, what starts out as a night of fun and games turns tragic when a dispute over a card game leads to murder. Desperate to atone for his sin, the perpetrator tries to offer assistance to the victim's family, but instead finds himself enmeshed all the deeper in a web of falsehoods and intrigue. Will he ever be able to extricate himself and move on with his life?

Basil

Basil

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

This classic novel from British author Wilkie Collins is a domestic drama packed with enough twists and turns to satisfy even the most jaded reader. After falling head-over-heels in love with a mysterious young woman, Basil decides he must have her at all costs, despite the fact that the decision may bring ruin to his high-society family. After courting the girl and convincing her father to agree to a marriage, things begin to veer off-track. Is the marriage doomed to failure?

Antonina

Antonina

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Master storyteller Wilkie Collins is known for his tightly plotted novels, which often have plots drawn from historical events. This engrossing romance, set against the backdrop of ancient Rome as it was poised on the brink of collapse, is Collins' first novel and a fitting introduction to his body of work.

New Magdalen

New Magdalen

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Regarded as one of the finest storytellers of the Victorian era, Wilkie Collins was able to inject realism and insightful commentary into his tales without detracting at all from their page-turning readability. In the tightly plotted novel The New Magdalen, Collins takes on several weighty social issues that give readers a fascinating glimpse into life in nineteenth-century Britain.

My Lady's Money

My Lady's Money

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Looking for a short but thoroughly enjoyable read? Check out My Lady's Money by Wilkie Collins, who was a collaborator with Charles Dickens and one of the most popular storytellers of the late nineteenth century. With elements of mystery, adventure, romance, and a heroic canine companion, this engaging story is a great way to while away an afternoon.

Legacy of Cain

Legacy of Cain

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Are our morals imbued in us through teaching and example, or do we come into this world with our personality and values written in our genes? The Legacy of Cain is novelist Wilkie Collins' engrossing take on the age-old nature-or-nurture question. When a woman sentenced to death begs a man of the cloth to care for her soon-to-be-orphaned child, the situation presents itself as a profound conundrum: is the offspring inevitably doomed to repeat the sins and transgressions of its ancestors, or is there a chance for redemption?

Fallen Leaves

Fallen Leaves

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Victorian-era novelist Wilkie Collins was one of the most popular and successful writers of his day, ranked by some as equal in influence and acclaim to his friend and mentor Charles Dickens. Like Dickens, Collins' novels take a hard look at the social problems of the period in the context of an engaging, often addictively paced, narrative. Fallen Leaves recounts the lives of four women, each of whom has chosen a distinct path but whose fortunes are inextricably linked.

Rogue's Life

Rogue's Life

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Charming and intelligent but somewhat lacking in the purpose and dedication departments, protagonist Frank Softly just can't seem to find a profession that suits him, much to the chagrin of his family. Still, his journey to find himself is full of entertaining adventures and misadventures. Modern-day readers will find a lot to love in Wilkie Collins' A Rogue's Life.

Two Destinies

Two Destinies

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2012

Do you believe in fate? Is true love powerful enough to overcome even the most adverse of circumstances? These thought-provoking questions form the thematic core of the novel The Two Destinies by master storyteller Wilkie Collins. Two star-crossed lovers fall head-over-heels for one another, but soon fall prey to a seemingly insurmountable series of mishaps and misadventures. Will they wind up together eventually?

Die Frau in Weiss - Band III

Die Frau in Weiss - Band III

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2012

Die Frau in Weiss - Band IV

Die Frau in Weiss - Band IV

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2012

Die Frau in Weiss - Band II

Die Frau in Weiss - Band II

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2012

Die Frau in Weiss - Band I

Die Frau in Weiss - Band I

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2012

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2012

The Penguin English Library Edition of The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins 'Here was our quiet English house suddenly invaded by a devilish Indian Diamond - bringing after it a conspiracy of living rogues, set loose on us by the vengeance of a dead man' When Rachel Verinder's birthday present - the Moonstone, a large Indian diamond - is stolen at her party, suspicion and the diamond's mysterious curse seem set to ruin everyone and everything she loves. Only Sergeant Cuff's famous detective skills offer any hope of peace and a future for them all. The intricate plot and modern technique of multiple narrators made Wilkie Collin's 1868 work a huge success in the Victorian sensation genre. With a reconstruction of the crime, red herrings and a 'locked-room' puzzle, The Moonstone was also a major precursor of the modern mystery novel. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Moonstone

Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2012

Stolen from the forehead of a Hindu idol, the dazzling gem known as "e;The Moonstone"e; resurfaces at a birthday party in an English country home — with an enigmatic trio of watchful Brahmins hot on its trail. Laced with superstitions, suspicion, humor, and romance, this 1868 mystery draws readers into a compelling tale with twists and turns ranging from sleepwalking to experimentation with opium. The suspense and drama is heightened as the narrative passes from one colorful character to the next. Wilkie Collins' masterpiece is particularly distinguished by the appearance of Sergeant Cuff, a prototype of the English detective hero and the harbinger of a popular tradition of sleuthing.

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2012

The Moonstone

The Moonstone

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2012

Heart and Science

Heart and Science

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/11/2011

The Guilty River

The Guilty River

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/11/2011

Poor Miss Finch

Poor Miss Finch

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2011

Antonina

Antonina

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2011

Jezebel's Daughter

Jezebel's Daughter

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/11/2011

Woman in White, The

Woman in White, The

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/11/2011

When Walter Hartright meets the woman in white, it is the start of an exciting and dangerous adventure. Who is she, and what does she want? At first Walter is happy at Limmeridge House, teaching painting and drawing to Laura Fairlie and Marian Halcombe, but a wicked plot soon threatens to destroy the woman he loves. Will their courage and determination be enough to defeat the powerful forces ranged against them? Is the mysterious woman in white their friend, or their enemy?

Moonstone, The

Moonstone, The

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/11/2011

When Rachel Verinder inherits the Moonstone from her uncle on her eighteenth birthday, the wonderful jewel is intended to make her rich and happy. So why is her mother so worried about this valuable gift? Rachel seems very fond of her cousin, Franklin Blake. When trouble strikes, why does she refuse his help? What has he done to offend her? Can Sergeant Cuff, the famous detective, solve the dangerous mystery of the Moonstone before it is too late?

The Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2011

The Black Robe

The Black Robe

Author: Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2011