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Collins, Wilkie 1824-1889

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The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins( Book )

1,126 editions published between 1799 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 10,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called "the first and greatest of English detective novels" by T.S.Eliot, The Moonstone is a masterpiece of suspense. The Moonstone was published in 1868 and concerns the huge yellow diamond of the title that was once stolen from an Indian shrine. Rachel Verrinder receives the stone as a gift and does not realize that it has been passed to her in a sinister form of revenge by John Herncastle who, it transpires, acquired the moonstone by means of murder and theft. The jewel also brings bad luck. The stone disappears on the very night it is given to Rachel, though, and the tale concerns the unveiling of the culprit after the intervention of Sergeant Cuff, a famous London detective. A maid who is under suspicion commits suicide and Rachel herself seems reticent when it comes to aiding the investigation. Mysterious Indians appear frequently and there is an air of confusion and the unknown until the mystery is eventually solved
The woman in white by Wilkie Collins( Book )

132 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marian and her sister Laura live a quiet life under their uncle's guardianship until Laura's marriage to Sir Percival Glyde. Sir Percival is a man of many secrets. Hence, Marian and the girls' drawing master, Walter, have to turn detective in order to work out what is going on, and to protect Laura from a fatal plot"--NoveList
The woman in white by Wilkie Collins( Book )

176 editions published between 1859 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considered to be one of the first mystery novels, "The Woman in White" was a huge commercial success when it was first published in 1860. The story is told from the point of view of multiple narrators, no doubt the influence of Collin's legal training. The plot also explores the disadvantageous position of married women in nineteenth century. The Observer listed "The Woman in White" in the top 100 novels of all time. A read not to be missed by mystery lovers or avid reader. -- Amazon
No name by Wilkie Collins( Book )

219 editions published between 1862 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Magdalen and her sister Norah, beloved daughters of Mr and Mrs Vanstone, find themselves the victims of a catastrophic oversight. Their father has neglected to change his will, and when the girls are suddenly orphaned, their inheritance goes to their uncle. Now penniless, the conventional Norah takes up a position as a governess, but the defiant and tempestuous Magdalen cannot accept the loss of what is rightfully hers and decides to do whatever she can to win it back. With the help of cunning Captain Wragge, she concocts a scheme that involves disguise, deceit and astonishing self-transformation. In this compelling, labyrinthine story Wilkie Collins brilliantly demonstrates the gap between justice and the law, and in the subversive Magdalen he portrays one of the most exhilarating heroines of Victorian fiction."--Provided by publisher
Armadale by Wilkie Collins( Book )

240 editions published between 1866 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the elderly Allan Armadale makes a terrible confession on his death-bed, he has little idea of the repercussions to come, for the secret her reveals involves the mysterious Lydia Swilt: flame-haired temptress, bigamist, laudanum addict and husband-poisoner. Her malicious intrigues fuel the plot of this gripping melodrama: a tale of confused identities, inherited curses, romantic rivalries, espionage, money--and murder. The character of Lydia Gwilt horrified contemporary critics, with one reviewer describing her as 'one of the most hardened female villains whose devices and desires have ever blackened fiction'. She remains among the most enigmatic and fascinating women in nineteenth-century literature and the dark heart of htis most sensational of Victorian 'sensation novels'."--Back cover
The law and the lady by Wilkie Collins( Book )

162 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing Valeria Woodville who investigates the murder of her husband's first wife in the attempt to prove him guiltless, this book exposes the repression of Victorian domestic life and marriage
The haunted hotel : a mystery of modern Venice by Wilkie Collins( Book )

141 editions published between 1878 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the mysterious murder of her husband, Mrs. Ferrari receives an envelope postmarked Venice and containing a thousand pounds
Man and wife by Wilkie Collins( Book )

153 editions published between 1870 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He also had three children by a younger woman, Martha Rudd, whom he kept in a separate establishment. Collins suffered from 'rheumatic gout', a form of arthritis which made him an invalid in his later years, and he became addicted to the laudanum he took to ease the pain of the illness. He died in 1889
The new Magdalen by Wilkie Collins( Book )

148 editions published between 1873 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Someone capable of stating how the poor creature had met with her death ought to write to her only friend. Who was to do it? There was nobody to do it but the one witness of te catastrophe now left in the cottage - Mercy herself. She lifted the cloak from the chair on which she had placed it, and took from the pocket the leather letter-case which Grace had shown to her. Mercy opened the case - and stopped, feeling a strange reluctance to carry the investigation and farther. If she respected the case as inviolable, the Germans would certainly not hesitate to examine it, and the Germans would hardly trouble themselves to write to England. Mercy's hesitation left her. She emptied the contents of the case on the table. That trifling action decided the whole future course of her life
The evil genius by Wilkie Collins( Book )

107 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sydney Westerfield's mother remarries she leaves her daughter in a school in London. The life there is pale and without joy. In secret, Sydney advertizes for a position as a governess and gets a reply from a compassionate family in Scotland. But will she betray her benefactors with her own secret agenga of needs and desires
The queen of hearts by Wilkie Collins( Book )

107 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An early innovator in the genre of mystery and detective fiction, Wilkie Collins gained an enormous readership during his lifetime. Though many readers became hooked on his work due to his meticulous plotting and mastery with suspense, critics say that Collins' popularity endured as a result of his incisive social insight and commentary. The Queen of Hearts is a masterpiece of Victorian-era detective fiction and a rewarding read for fans of classic mysteries
The black robe by Wilkie Collins( Book )

98 editions published between 1748 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis Romayne is a recluse, forced from his life of academic research by the dying call of an aunt in Paris. Subsequently involved in a duel, he returns a broken man, until he meets Stella Eyrecourt and marriage becomes a possibility. But a face from the past begins a battle for Romayne's soul
Little novels by Wilkie Collins( Book )

38 editions published between 1887 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not in the obscurity of midnight, but in the searching light of day, did the supernatural influence assert itself. Neither revealed by a vision, nor announced by a voice, it reached mortal knowledge through the sense which is least easily self-deceived: the sense that feels
The two destinies. A novel by Wilkie Collins( Book )

99 editions published between 1875 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My wife, in her impulsive way, forgot the formalities proper to the occasion, and kissed her sister at parting. At that one little act of sisterly sympathy, the fortitude which the poor creature had preserved all through the evening gave way in an instant. She burst into tears. I felt as fond of her and as sorry for her as my wife. But (unfortunately) I could not take my wife's privilege of kissing her. On our way downstairs, I found the opportunity of saying a cheering word to her husband as he accompanied us to the door. "Before I open this," I remarked, pointing to the portfolio under my arm, "my mind is made up, sir, about one thing. If I wasn't married already, I tell you this -- I should envy you your wife." He pointed to the portfolio in his turn. "Read what I have written there," he said; "and you will understand what those false friends of mine have made me suffer tonight." The next morning my wife and I opened the portfolio, and read the strange story of George Germaine's marriage
The legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins( Book )

81 editions published between 1888 and 2016 in English and German and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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?
After dark by Wilkie Collins( Book )

105 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1856
The frozen deep by Wilkie Collins( Book )

56 editions published between 1857 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Frozen Deep is an 1856 play co-written by Charles Dickens. It revolves around the conflicting accounts of Dickens and John Rae regarding the vanishing of the Franklin expedition, a British voyage of Artic exploration that set out in search of the Northwest Passage"--Provided by publisher
Miss or Mrs? and other stories in outline by Wilkie Collins( Book )

56 editions published between 1872 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilkie Collins was an enormously popular writer in his day, and often garnered comparisons to his contemporary rival, Charles Dickens. Like Dickens, Collins wrote a number of serialized Christmas-themed stories for popular magazines. In Miss or Mrs?, a secret marriage results in a series of unintended consequences
"I say no." by Wilkie Collins( Book )

58 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 o
A rogue's life by Wilkie Collins( Book )

61 editions published between 1856 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
 
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