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After Dark

By Wilkie Collins
  • ISBN Code: : 3985940258
  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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After Dark Wilkie Collins - 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, (Kerbys 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.

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Wilkie Collins, Vera Caspary and the Evolution of the Casebook Novel

By A.B. Emrys
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786485035
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Wilkie Collins was one of the most popular novelists during England’s Victorian era. While Collins scholarship has often focused on social issues, this critical study explores his formal ingenuity, particularly the novel of testimony constructed from epistolary fiction, trial reports and prose monologue. His innovations in form were later mirrored by Vera Caspary, who adapted The Woman in White three times into contemporary fiction. This text explores how the formal dialogue between Collins and Caspary has linked sensation fiction with noir thrillers and film noir.

Wilkie Collins: The Complete Short Stories

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026837754
  • Total of Pages : 3600
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: wilkie-collins.pdf

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

Wilkie Collins: A Life of Sensation

By Andrew Lycett
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 144813689X
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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The definitive biography of Wilkie Collins: the Victorian novelist, playwright, author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White, who lived a life of sensation. Wilkie Collins, author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White, was the master of the Victorian sensation novel, but he also had a complex private life that could have come straight out of one of his bestselling novels. While his books focused on uncovering family secrets, Wilkie was determined to keep his own unconventional domestic arrangements – living with two women, neither of them his wife – hidden from the outside world. In this colourful investigative biography, set against the backdrop of Victorian London, Andrew Lycett brings to life one of England’s greatest writers and reveals a brilliant, contrary and sensual man, deeply committed to his work.

Rambles Beyond Railways; or, Notes in Cornwall taken A-foot

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 160977485X
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Travel
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William Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) 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 (1860), The Moonstone (1868), Armadale (1866) and No Name (1862). His works were classified at the time as 'sensation novels', a genre seen nowadays as the precursor to detective fiction and suspense fiction. He also wrote penetratingly on the plight of women and on the social and domestic issues of his time. His novel, No Name combined social commentary - the absurdity of the law as it applied to children of unmarried parents - with a densely-plotted revenge thriller. Amongst his other works are: Basil (1852), Hide and Seek (1854), After the Dark (1856), The Frozen Deep (1857), The Queen of Hearts (1859), Man and Wife (1870), The New Magdalen (1873), The Law and the Lady (1875), The Two Destinies (1876) and A Rogue's Life (1879).

The Moonstone

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1509881182
  • Total of Pages : 688
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 738
  • Pdf File: the-moonstone.pdf

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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. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. 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.

The Fallen Leaves

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726933144
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 523
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"The Fallen Leaves" is a British garage rock group that formed in Richmond, London in 2004. Their most commercially successful release was 2013's "If Only We'd Known" with their top hit being "Against the Grain" according to Spotify. And why this "American Psycho"-esque music monologue in the middle of a Wilkie Collins book description you might ask? Because this novel's protagonist, Amelius Goldenheart, might just be the original flamboyant lady killer (although only figuratively) and solicitor of prostitutes in Western Literature. Exiled from his Utopian community due to an illicit affair with an older woman, Amelius comes to London to enlist in the service of John Farnaby, a man of ill repute. He is immediately captivated by his employer's niece and soon our hero finds himself entangled in his new family's dark history. And if you thought Gilderoy Lockhear- sorry, Amelius Goldenheart, is one to turn a blind eye to misfortune and injustice, well, you are encouraged to read his ridiculous name again. A follow-up to this story titled "Second Series" was planned but ultimately never written. Novelist, playwright, genre pioneer, opium addict, mentee of Charles Dickens, magnificently bearded individual – dead Englishman Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) has many titles to his name. Having a knack for mystery and unconventional characters, Collins' biggest contribution to world literature comes in the forms of "A Women in White" (1859) and "The Moonstone" (1868), with the former being mentioned on his headstone while the latter is widely considered the first modern detective novel.

“I Say No” by Wilkie Collins - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1788770803
  • Total of Pages : 270
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: i-say-no.pdf

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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘“I Say No” by Wilkie Collins - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Wilkie Collins’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Collins includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘“I Say No” by Wilkie Collins - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Collins’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

Delphi Complete Works of Wilkie Collins (Illustrated)

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1908909064
  • Total of Pages : 3491
  • Category : Fiction
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A pioneer of detective fiction, Wilkie Collins produced masterpieces like ‘The Woman in White’ and ‘The Moonstone’, establishing himself as the master of sensation fiction. Collins perfected the mystery story, producing countless classics that would have a lasting impact on the history of the novel. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Collins’ complete works, with numerous illustrations, many rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 5) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Collins’ life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 24 novels, with individual contents tables * Includes rare novels often missed out of collections * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original Victorian texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Rare tales from periodicals and magazines, appearing here for the first time in digital publishing * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes Collins’ rare plays – available in no other collection * Includes Collins’ non-fiction – spend hours exploring the author’s rare magazine essays and articles * Special biographical section, with essays and biographical pieces evaluating Collins’ literary and private life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels ANTONINA BASIL HIDE AND SEEK A ROGUE’S LIFE THE DEAD SECRET THE WOMAN IN WHITE NO NAME ARMADALE THE MOONSTONE MAN AND WIFE POOR MISS FINCH THE NEW MAGDALEN THE LAW AND THE LADY THE TWO DESTINIES THE HAUNTED HOTEL THE FALLEN LEAVES JEZEBEL’S DAUGHTER THE BLACK ROBE HEART AND SCIENCE “I SAY NO” THE EVIL GENIUS THE GUILTY RIVER THE LEGACY OF CAIN BLIND LOVE The Short Story Collections AFTER DARK THE QUEEN OF HEARTS MISS OR MRS.? AND OTHER STORIES IN OUTLINE THE FROZEN DEEP AND OTHER STORIES LITTLE NOVELS MISCELLANEOUS SHORT STORIES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plays THE FROZEN DEEP NO THOROUGHFARE BLACK AND WHITE NO NAME THE WOMAN IN WHITE THE NEW MAGDALEN MISS GWILT THE MOONSTONE The Non-Fiction MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF WILLIAM COLLINS ESQ, RA RAMBLES BEYOND RAILWAYS MY MISCELLANIES MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS AND ARTICLES The Biographies WILKIE COLLINS’ CHARMS by Olive Logan MEN OF MARK: W. WILKIE COLLINS by Edmund Yates WILKIE COLLINS by William Teignmouth Shore Extracts from ‘MEMORIES OF HALF A CENTURY’ by Rudolph Chambers Lehmann Extracts from ‘LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS’ by John Forster Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

A House to Let

By Wilkie Collins,Charles Dickens,Elizabeth Gaskell,Adelaide Anne Procter
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 384965818X
  • Total of Pages : 196
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 270
  • Pdf File: a-house-to-let.pdf

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A Christmas and New Year's Story. Though totally unlike any of Dickens' Christmas stories of former years, this is by no means inferior to the best of them. It may not be so highly imaginative as the first of his productions of the kind, but it evinces even greater depth. Cunningly interwoven with the main plot of 'A House To Let' are three stories. The story of 'The Manchester Marriage,' contains two or three unexaggerated sketches of character. one of them, that of Mr. Openshaw, as new to fiction as it is true to life. To what artist we are indebted for the sketch few readers can fail to discover. It is entirely worthy of her reputation. We have a foil to its pathos in the humors of a showman, whose dwarf went into society with eleven thousand pounds won in a lottery, and came out of society again with as much knowledge of life as that sum purchased. In delicate and simple verse there is a story told—in verse that might be read aloud by cottage firesides, and come home to all hearts in the fireside circle—of a woman’s heart first sacrificing and then sacrificed, but ever pure and true.

Armadale

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Book Code : N.a
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It was the opening of the season of eighteen hundred and thirty-two, at the Baths of Wildbad. The evening shadows were beginning to gather over the quiet little German town, and the diligence was expected every minute. Before the door of the principal inn, waiting the arrival of the first visitors of the year, were assembled the three notable personages of Wildbad, accompanied by their wives—the mayor, representing the inhabitants; the doctor, representing the waters; the landlord, representing his own establishment. Beyond this select circle, grouped snugly about the trim little square in front of the inn, appeared the towns-people in general, mixed here and there with the country people, in their quaint German costume, placidly expectant of the diligence—the men in short black jackets, tight black breeches, and three-cornered beaver hats; the women with their long light hair hanging in one thickly plaited tail behind them, and the waists of their short woolen gowns inserted modestly in the region of their shoulder-blades. Round the outer edge of the assemblage thus formed, flying detachments of plump white-headed children careered in perpetual motion; while, mysteriously apart from the rest of the inhabitants, the musicians of the Baths stood collected in one lost corner, waiting the appearance of the first visitors to play the first tune of the season in the form of a serenade. The light of a May evening was still bright on the tops of the great wooded hills watching high over the town on the right hand and the left; and the cool breeze that comes before sunset came keenly fragrant here with the balsamic odor of the first of the Black Forest. "Mr. Landlord," said the mayor's wife (giving the landlord his title), "have you any foreign guests coming on this first day of the season?"...

Poor Mrs. Finch

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849658341
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: poor-mrs-finch.pdf

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Mr. Wilkie Collins brings to his work, along with other and valuable qualities, the special talent of the private detective and the criminal lawyer. Almost no modern novelist stands in any comparison with him for skill in constructing the engrenage, as a Frenchman would call it, of personal complication, for subtle delicacy in fitting together wheel and spring, pivot and pinion of his dramatic clockwork, in such fascinating interplay as shall lead the attention of the breathless spectator smoothly, imperceptibly, but inevitably to the final wind-up of the catastrophe. This skill in combining events is supplemented by, or rather cognate with, his shrewd analysis of character and motive. It is his favorite plan to suppose a case of private relation where virtuous personages or important interests are threatened by the schemes of some clever villain. Against him Mr. Collins, in the person of his beneficent and equally clever hero or heroine, straight sets his wits to defend the interests or persons attacked. The resulting struggle is carried on with the most exquisite skill of fence, involving both practical device and metaphysical penetration and shrewdness, till the final triumph of the right and confusion of the wrong-doers. In this book the metaphysical element assumes unusual importance. The book is in so far an exception to the usual run of Mr. Collins's works, that it is less a leaf from the records of Scotland Yard than an extract from the diary of a psychologist. There is a villain and a protecting genius, as usual ; but the villain is only a half one after all, and we are less interested in the actual facts of his rascality than in the causes which lead him to it, and the temperament which renders it possible. In the leading character, poor Miss Finch herself, the author develops an interesting question of medical psychology. A young girl, blind almost from her birth, loves one of two twin brothers, who has, in the process of medical treatment for epilepsy, been terribly disfigured in complexion by the use of nitrate of silver. From Lucilla's instinctive horror of dark objects, the injudicious and timid concealment by the lover of his dusky hue, and the treacherous advantage taken of these things by the other twin, Nugent, to supplant his brother — the whole complicated by Lucilla's temporary restoration to sight and subsequent relapse — arises the whole intrigue of the story …

The Evil Genius

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 102
  • Category : Fiction
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FIRST BOOK. Chapter I. Mrs. Presty Presents Herself. Chapter II. The Governess Enters. Chapter III. Mrs. Presty Changes Her Mind. Chapter IV. Randal Receives His Correspondence. Chapter V. Randal Writes to New York. Chapter VI. Sydney Teaches. Chapter VII. Sydney Suffers. Chapter VIII. Mrs. Presty Makes a Discovery. Chapter IX. Somebody Attends to the Door. Chapter X. Kitty Mentions Her Birthday. Chapter XI. Linley Asserts His Authority. Chapter XII. Two of Them Sleep Badly. Chapter XIII. Kitty Keeps Her Birthday. Chapter XIV. Kitty Feels the Heartache. SECOND BOOK Chapter XV. The Doctor. Chapter XVI. The Child. Chapter XVII. The Husband. Chapter XVIII. The Nursemaid. Chapter XIX. The Captain. Chapter XX. The Mother-in-Law. Chapter XXI. The Governess. THIRD BOOK. Chapter XXII. Retrospect. Chapter XXIII. Separation. Chapter XXIV. Hostility. Chapter XXV. Consultation. Chapter XXVI. Decision. Chapter XXVII. Resolution. FOURTH BOOK. Chapter XXVIII. Mr. Randal Linley. Chapter XXIX. Mr. Sarrazin. Chapter XXX. The Lord President. Chapter XXXI. Mr. Herbert Linley. Chapter XXXII. Miss Westerfield. Chapter XXXIII. Mrs. Romsey. Chapter XXXIV. Mrs. Presty. Chapter XXXV. Captain Bennydeck. Chapter XXXVI. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert. Chapter XXXVII. Mrs. Norman. FIFTH BOOK. Chapter XXXVIII. Hear the Lawyer. Chapter XXXIX. Listen to Reason. Chapter XL. Keep Your Temper. Chapter XLI. Make the Best of It. Chapter XLII. Try to Excuse Her. Chapter XLIII. Know Your Own Mind. Chapter XLIV. Think of Consequences. Chapter XLV. Love Your Enemies. Chapter XLVI. Nil Desperandum. Chapter XLVII. Better Do It Than Wish It Done. Chapter XLVIII. Be Careful! Chapter XLIX. Keep the Secret. Chapter L. Forgiveness to the Injured Doth Belong. Chapter LI. Dum Spiro, Spero. Chapter LII. L'homme propose, et Dieu dispose. Chapter LIII. The Largest Nature, the Longest Love. Chapter LIV. Let Bygones Be Bygones. Chapter LV. Leave It to the Child.

A Rogue's Life

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 872693308X
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: a-rogue-s-life.pdf

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If you have ever come across the word "rogue" before, chances are you have either been playing video games, perused old X-Men comics or have overheard it as part of your aunt's vocabulary, while she was being cajoled over the phone by that slick, dapper mediterranean gentleman she met on her holiday in Barcelona. Shockingly, and somewhat regrettably, Wilkie Collins is less romantically inclined and resorts to using the word in its traditional sense of "a proper scoundrel". With character names such as "Frank Softly" and "Dr. Dulcifer", you would be forgiven for thinking that this story is a comedy (or a piece of pornography) but not quite so, although it does contain humorous elements. Frank Softly is unsuccessful in his career choices but manages to fall in love with the good doctor's daughter. Continuing his streak of questionable luck, Frank's new father-in-law turns out to be a professional fraudster – a business in which our happy-go-lucky protagonist unwillingly finds himself entangled, becoming the eponymous "rogue". A moment whose modern equivalent would be the point in the comic book movie where somebody says the film's title aloud. An uplifting tale of thwarted ambition and clandestine love, "A Rogue's Life" is a short novel originally published in "Household Words" in 1856 and in book form in 1879. Novelist, playwright, genre pioneer, opium addict, mentee of Charles Dickens, magnificently bearded individual – Englishman Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) has many titles to his name. Having a knack for mystery and unconventional characters, Collins' biggest contribution to world literature comes in the forms of "A Women in White" (1859) and "The Moonstone" (1868), with the former being mentioned on his headstone while the latter is widely considered the first modern detective novel.

Heart and Science

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1609774736
  • Total of Pages : 377
  • Category : Fiction
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Heart and Science turns on the fate of the orphaned Carmina Graywell, who is left in the charge of her aunt and guardian Mrs. Gallilee when her fiancé is forced to take an extended trip to Canada’s drier climes in order to recover his health. Over the issue of her inheritance Mrs. Gallilee schemes to manipulate, control and ultimately destroy the naïve but strong-willed Carmina. The story is complicated by the machinations of Dr. Benjulia, a dark genius whose passionate devotion to the study of diseases of the brain leads him to encourage the progress of Carmina’s life-threatening brain illness for the sake of scientific observation; the narrative builds to a pair of spectacularly lurid climactic scenes. Collin’s novel tackles the debate over what he termed ‘the hideous secrets of Vivisection’ with a passionate intensity aroused in large part by the sensational 1880s case of a doctor who was acquitted on charges laid under the new Cruelty to Animals Act of having practiced live experimentation on animals without a license. Excerpts from a contemporary account of this trial, together with other documents relating to the vivisectionist controversy and a variety of contemporary reviews of the book, are included among the appendices of this volume. The edition also includes a full introduction, chronology, explanatory notes and a note on the text. Heart and Science’s story of the struggle between strong-willed women will strike chords of sympathetic understanding with modern readers?as will its vivisectionist theme, with it’s clear parallels to the animal welfare/ animal rights debates of today.

The Victorian Novel, Service Work, and the Nineteenth-Century Economy

By Joshua Gooch
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137525517
  • Total of Pages : 233
  • Category : Business & Economics
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This book offers a much-needed study of the Victorian novel's role in representing and shaping the service sector's emergence. Arguing that prior accounts of the novel's relation to the rise of finance have missed the emergence of a wider service sector, it traces the effects of service work's many forms and class positions in the Victorian novel.

Wilkie Collins and Other Sensation Novelists

By Nicholas Rance
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  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Book Code : 9780838634448
  • Total of Pages : 199
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This work adopts a fresh approach by relating the vogue in the 1860s for sensation fiction to a specific phase of a crisis of faith in the bourgeois ideology of self-help. The demise of sensation fiction after a mere decade is then associated with a returned sense in the 1870s of the durability of the status quo, and the temporary revival of a moralism, which had seemed in a terminal condition in the 1860s.

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

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026837576
  • Total of Pages : 8320
  • Category : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Complete Works of Wilkie Collins: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Essays and Memoirs (Illustrated)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. Collins's works were classified at the time as "sensation novels," a genre seen nowadays as the precursor to detective and suspense fiction. He also wrote penetratingly on the plight of women and on the social and domestic issues of his time.

The Guilty River

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Book Code : 3849658481
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
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Gerard Roylake, returning from the continent to England to receive his in heritance, finds that one of his tenants a miller in the old mill on the banks of that dark, gloomy, repellant river, the Loke, has a lodger and a fair daughter. The lodger is a strange man, remarkably handsome, deaf, and an odd combination of knave and tool, the former characteristic predominating. It is from these picturesque elements, that Mr. Collins evolves his tragedy. The details of mystery are worked up in the author s skillful way. The denouement is a surprise. The question of heredity is finely handled.

Memoirs of the Life of William Collins Esq, Ra by Wilkie Collins - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Book Code : 1788770994
  • Total of Pages : 314
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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Memoirs of the Life of William Collins Esq, Ra by Wilkie Collins - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Wilkie Collins’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Collins includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Memoirs of the Life of William Collins Esq, Ra by Wilkie Collins - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Collins’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

The Queen of Hearts

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726933101
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 657
  • Pdf File: the-queen-of-hearts.pdf

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Enticed by a large sum of money, Jessie, a spunky young girl of 20 summers, moves into a grand house inhabited by three older men. Now, if you think you already know where "Queen of Hearts" is heading, you should get your mind out of the gutter, because the year is 1859 and the style is chaste romance... but with a twist. The titular Queen of Hearts, Jessie, is a sensation with the three brothers, but her stay is numbered to only six full weeks (a calamity in itself) yet to top it off, one of the brothers' sons is in love with Jessie and wants to get home in time to propose. Thus, it falls to her hosts to delay Jessie's departure and so they devise a plan to compose and tell stories to enthrall and captivate her. Suddenly, one novel has split into 10 short stories and you feel like you're sitting at the bus stop next to Forrest Gump, engulfed by personal tales of everything from ping-pong to New Year's Eve with Lieutenant Dan before the main story picks up again. Just set yourself up for a happier ending. Novelist, playwright, genre pioneer, opium addict, mentee of Charles Dickens, magnificently bearded individual – dead Englishman Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) has many titles to his name. Having a knack for mystery and unconventional characters, Collins' biggest contribution to world literature comes in the forms of "A Women in White" (1859) and "The Moonstone" (1868), with the former being mentioned on his headstone while the latter is widely considered the first modern detective novel.

The Frozen Deep

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : 谷月社
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 948
  • Pdf File: the-frozen-deep.pdf

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The date is between twenty and thirty years ago. The place is an English sea-port. The time is night. And the business of the moment is—dancing. The Mayor and Corporation of the town are giving a grand ball, in celebration of the departure of an Arctic expedition from their port. The ships of the expedition are two in number—the Wanderer and the Sea-mew. They are to sail (in search of the Northwest Passage) on the next day, with the morning tide. Honor to the Mayor and Corporation! It is a brilliant ball. The band is complete. The room is spacious. The large conservatory opening out of it is pleasantly lighted with Chinese lanterns, and beautifully decorated with shrubs and flowers. All officers of the army and navy who are present wear their uniforms in honor of the occasion. Among the ladies, the display of dresses (a subject which the men don't understand) is bewildering—and the average of beauty (a subject which the men do understand) is the highest average attainable, in all parts of the room. For the moment, the dance which is in progress is a quadrille. General admiration selects two of the ladies who are dancing as its favorite objects. One is a dark beauty in the prime of womanhood—the wife of First Lieutenant Crayford, of the Wanderer. The other is a young girl, pale and delicate; dressed simply in white; with no ornament on her head but her own lovely brown hair. This is Miss Clara Burnham—an orphan. She is Mrs. Crayford's dearest friend, and she is to stay with Mrs. Crayford during the lieutenant's absence in the Arctic regions. She is now dancing, with the lieutenant himself for partner, and with Mrs. Crayford and Captain Helding (commanding officer of the Wanderer) for vis-a-vis—in plain English, for opposite couple. The conversation between Captain Helding and Mrs. Crayford, in one of the intervals of the dance, turns on Miss Burnham. The captain is greatly interested in Clara. He admires her beauty; but he thinks her manner—for a young girl—strangely serious and subdued. Is she in delicate health? Mrs. Crayford shakes her head; sighs mysteriously; and answers,...

The Dead Secret

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Book Code : 1776584678
  • Total of Pages : 425
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 822
  • Pdf File: the-dead-secret.pdf

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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.

Blind Love

By Wilkie Collins,Walter Besant
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  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Book Code : 1513286366
  • Total of Pages : 358
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 673
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Iris Henley is a bright young woman that falls in love with an unstable man whose criminal history begins to catch up with them. Despite their obstacles, Iris chooses to stand by and defend her husband. Iris Henley goes against her father’s wishes and marries Lord Harry Norland, a member of an Irish secret society. The unlikely pair experience several hardships including a sudden loss of income. As a last resort, Harry engages in insurance fraud hoping to use the funds to support their lifestyle. This leads to a fraud case and eventually a murder investigation. When Iris discovers a conspiracy plot she is forced to reevaluate her marriage. Blind Love is the final work from author Wilkie Collins. Initially left unfinished, it was released a year after his death in 1890. The novel’s last act was successfully completed by his colleague Walter Besant who delivers a mesmerizing story of love and desperation. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Blind Love is both modern and readable.

The Autobiographical Works of Wilkie Collins

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Musaicum Books
  • Book Code : 8027236282
  • Total of Pages : 2890
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 631
  • Pdf File: the-autobiographical-works-of-wilkie-collins.pdf

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

The New Magdalen By Wilkie Collins

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Members : 441
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The New Magdalen By Wilkie CollinsThe tone in which those words were spoken was an insult in itself. Mercy suddenly lifted her head; the angry answer was on her lips. She checked it, and submitted in silence. "I will be worthy of Julian Gray's confidence in me," she thought, as she stood patiently by the chair. "I will bear anything from the woman whom I have wronged."

After Dark

By Jayne Castle,Jayne Ann Krentz
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101146982
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 510
  • Pdf File: after-dark.pdf

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Welcome to Harmony—where the rules are a little different. Life is tough these days for Lydia Smith, licensed para-archaeologist. Seriously stressed-out from a nasty incident in an alien tomb, she is obliged to work part-time in Shrimpton’s House of Ancient Horrors, a very low-budget museum. She has a plan to get her career back on track, but it isn’t going well. Stuff keeps happening. Take the dead body that she discovered in one of the sarcophagus exhibits. Who needed that? Finding out that her new client, Emmett London, is one of the most dangerous men in the city isn’t helping matters either. And that’s just today’s list of setbacks. Here in the shadows of the Dead City of Old Cadence, things don’t really heat up until After Dark. Includes a preview of Jayne Castle’s Rainshadow Novel DECEPTION COVE

The Ghost in the Cupboard Room

By Wilkie Collins,Varla Ventura,Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Book Code : 1619400863
  • Total of Pages : 21
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 914
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Varla Ventura, Coast to Coast favorite, Weird News blogger on Huffington Post, and author of The Book of the Bizarre and Beyond Bizarre, introduces Weiser Books’ new Collection of forgotten occult classics. Paranormal Parlor is an eerie assemblage of affordable digital editions, curated with Varla’s sixth sense for tales of the weird and unusual. From 1859's Christmas edition of All Year Round, edited by Charles Dickens, a collection set in an abandoned house where the guests are each asked to take up residence in one of the haunted rooms on the Twelfth Night of Christmas (a night of high magical power when the veil between the mortal and the spirit world was thinnest). Read what lurks in the Cupboard Room.

The Black Robe

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504061659
  • Total of Pages : 364
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 268
  • Pdf File: the-black-robe.pdf

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From the author of The Woman in White: In nineteenth-century England, a man’s hard-earned happiness is threatened by a priest who covets his inheritance . . . Lewis Romayne has just returned to Vange Abbey, his home in England, after a traumatic experience in France that still haunts him. Trying to shake his memories of a fatal duel, Romayne visits London, where he meets and falls in love with his future bride. But he soon finds himself the object of one man’s obsession. Father Benwell, a priest, is determined to convert Romayne to the Catholic faith in order to regain the abbey, the latter man’s home, which once belonged to the church. Benwell will do anything to accomplish his goal—even sabotage Romayne’s new marriage by exposing a hidden scandal. As this riveting drama unfolds, Romayne must finally decide who is truly entitled to his heart, his soul, and his property.

The Two Destinies

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726933160
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 450
  • Pdf File: the-two-destinies.pdf

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Surprisingly, not the true story about what happened to the other two after Beyoncé disbanded Destiny's Child to pursue a solo career, "The Two Destinies" is a manageable little number about George and Mary – star-crossed lovers from different social classes. The setting is mid-19th Century England – a convenient Collins favourite. But before you glance at your copy of Pride & Prejudice, groan about this novel being yet another installment of a tired old trope and unpause "Bootylicious", keep reading because there's more! Old fortune-telling crones, transatlantic voyages, fat inheritances, malicious scandals, starving children, attempted suicides, spectres and disabled people – the story is a hotpot of explosive adjectives and colourful nouns. For the period at least. A classic story with many twists and turns, some even of the supernatural variety, "The Two Destinies" is a short and sweet exploration of kindred spirits vs. societal hierarchies – short enough that it can be finished during one sitting of Titanic (1997). And you already know how that one ends. In fact, you've known since 1912. Novelist, playwright, genre pioneer, opium addict, magnificently bearded individual – dead Englishman Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) has many titles to his name. Having a knack for mystery and unconventional characters, Collins' biggest contribution to world literature comes in the forms of "A Women in White" (1859) and "The Moonstone" (1868), with the former being mentioned on his headstone while the latter is widely considered the first modern detective novel.

The Law and The Lady (Thriller Classic)

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8075830253
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 330
  • Pdf File: the-law-and-the-lady.pdf

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The Law and the Lady is a classic detective story. Valeria Brinton marries Eustace Woodville despite objections from Woodville's family leading to disquiet for Valeria's own family and friends. Just a few days after the wedding, various incidents lead Valeria to suspect her husband is hiding a dark secret in his past. This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone.

The Woman in White

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Book Code : 3985942900
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Drama
  • Members : 795
  • Pdf File: the-woman-in-white.pdf

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The Woman in White Wilkie Collins - The Woman in White is Wilkie Collins's 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 "sensation novels". It is arguably the authors masterpiece. A tale of love, marriage, betrayal and mistrust, the gripping story is unraveled through diaries, first-hand accounts, and different points of view. In 2003 The Observer listed The Woman in White number 23 in "the top 100 greatest novels of all time",and the novel was listed at number 77 on the BBC's survey The Big Read.