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Wilkie Collins to the forefront

Wilkie Collins to the forefront

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Published by AMS Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Congresses.,
  • Detective and mystery stories, English -- History and criticism -- Congresses.,
  • Psychological fiction, English -- History and criticism -- Congresses.,
  • Sensationalism in literature -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Nelson Smith and R.C. Terry.
    SeriesAMS studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture,, 1, AMS studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ;, v. 1.
    ContributionsSmith, Nelson C., Terry, R. C. 1932-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR4497 .W54 1995
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 273 p. :
    Number of Pages273
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1568733M
    ISBN 100404643515
    LC Control Number91058772

      The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins opens with a copy of a family paper from an unnamed source. The writer and his cousin, John Herncastle, were soldiers in the English battle for Seringapatam, India, in The night before, stories were told by the men in the camp about various treasures to be found there, especially one called the moonstone, a large yellow . More than anything else, this book is an enjoyable read, and despite it's type (detective novel) and subject matter (stolen items and treachery) it is funny, a bit eccentric and a great read. The format of telling the story from some of the characters view point works well and Wilkie Collins makes these characters interesting quirky and fun/5(74).

      This carefully crafted ebook: "Greatest Mystery Novels of Wilkie Collins" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Woman in White is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of Format: NOOK Book (Ebook). FIRST EDITION OF WILKIE COLLINS’ THE WOMAN IN WHITE. COLLINS, Wilkie. The Woman in White. New York: Harper & Bros., Octavo, period-style full blue crushed morocco gilt, marbled endpapers, with original tan front wrapper bound in. First edition in book form of Collins’ mystery novel, preceding the English edition by one month.

    On 23 September , Wilkie Collins died at his home on Wimpole Street. Caroline Graves attended his funeral and is buried beside him in Kensal Green cemetery, London, England. Collins was the first author to use a literary agent, Alexander Pollock Watt, and was involved in the initial formation of the concept of intellectual rights for. Wilkie Collins - A Short Biography [ Introduction] [The Early Years] [The Dickens Connection] [The Woman in White and success] [ The Other Woman] [The Moonstone] [The Final Years] [ Front page] Introduction. William Wilkie Collins, or Wilkie as he was known to his friends and readers, was born in London's Marylebone where he lived more or less continuously for 65 years.


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