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Secret Life of Wilkie Collins by Bob Clarke, William M. Clarke

Secret Life of Wilkie Collins


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Secret Life of Wilkie Collins by Bob Clarke, William M. Clarke

When Wilkie Collins died in 1889, he shocked Victorian society by dividing his estate equally between two mistresses, Caroline Graves and Martha Rudd, and acknowledging Martha's three children as his own. Clarke pieces together the truth behind this menage a trios to brings to life one of the Victorian age's most colourful characters.

About the Author

William M. Clarke is married to Wilkie Collins' Great Granddaughter.

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Publication date

26th August 2004


Bob Clarke, William M. Clarke

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The History Press Ltd


304 pages


Biography: historical, political & military
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900



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