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Collins, Wilkie 1824-1889

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The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins( Book )

1,295 editions published between 1799 and 2020 in 19 languages and held by 18,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published serially in 1868, Wilkie Collins's "The Moonstone" is generally considered the first full length detective novel in the English language. The Moonstone, a large and valuable, yellow diamond, plundered from an Indian temple by Colonel Herncastle during the Siege of Seringapatam, is rumored to bring bad luck to its owner. The Colonel bequeathes the diamond to his niece Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday. At her birthday party, Rachel wears the Moonstone for all to see, later that night the priceless stone is stolen again and an investigation ensues to discover the identity of the thief and recover the jewel. When Sergeant Cuff is brought in to investigate the crime, he soon realizes that no one in Rachel's household is above suspicion. Hailed by T. S. Eliot as "the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels," and described by G. K. Chesterton as "probably the best detective tale in the world," "The Moonstone" is one of Wilkie Collins's most popular works which influenced the development of an entirely new genre of fiction. The Moonstone is a marvellously taut and intricate tale of mystery, in which facts and memory can prove treacherous and not everyone is as they first appear
The woman in white by Wilkie Collins( Book )

1,130 editions published between 1859 and 2020 in 14 languages and held by 14,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Still unsurpassed as a masterpiece of narrative drive and excruciating suspense, 'The Woman in White' is also famous for introducing, in the figure of Count Fosco, the prototype of the suave, sophisticated evil genius. The first detective novel ever written, it has remained, since its publication in 1860, the most admired example of the genre
The law and the lady by Wilkie Collins( )

212 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 6,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Probably the first full-length novel with a woman detective as its heroine, The Law and the Lady (1875) is a fascinating example of Collins' later fiction. Valeria Valerie Woodville's first act as a married woman is to sign her name incorrectly in the marriage register; this slip is followed by a gradual disclosure of secrets about her husband's earlier life, each of which leads to another set of questions and enigmas."--Publisher's website
No name by Wilkie Collins( )

252 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 6,018 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
The haunted hotel : a mystery of modern Venice by Wilkie Collins( )

209 editions published between 1878 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 5,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

313 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 5,688 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 queen of hearts by Wilkie Collins( )

138 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen of Hearts' is the school nickname of Jessie Yelverton who arranges to stay for six weeks with her elderly guardian, Griffith, a retired lawyer. Griffith lives with his two brothers, Owen the clergyman and Morgan the doctor, in an isolated house in South Wales. Griffith's son, George, is in love with Jessie and the three brothers set out to delay her departure for ten days so that George can propose on his return from the Crimean war. In a kind of Arabian Nights story-telling, the three brothers draw on their professional experiences to entertain their young guest with a different story each evening
Man and wife by Wilkie Collins( )

180 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 6 languages and held by 3,483 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
Miss or Mrs.? by Wilkie Collins( )

63 editions published between 1872 and 2020 in English and German and held by 3,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natalie Graybrooke is in love with her cousin Launcelot Linzie, but engaged to Mr. Turlington, an older man who covets her fortune and whom she detests. Turlington is the executor of Natalie's father's estate. When Natalie secretly marries her cousin, Turlington arranges to have Natalie's father murdered, to gain control of his fortune
The evil genius by Wilkie Collins( )

151 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 3,267 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
"I say no." by Wilkie Collins( )

95 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 3,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Say No is the 1884 novel by the famous author Wilkie Collins. The novel concerns a young orphan who is courted by two eligible bachelors: the drawing instructor at her school, Alban Morris, and a clergyman, Miles Mirable. Both men claim to be in love with her. One is most certainly telling the truth, while the other is trying to hide his apparent implication in her fathers suspicious death
The new Magdalen by Wilkie Collins( )

193 editions published between 1873 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 3,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Caught up in the midst of the war between Germany and France are two very different women: Grace Roseberry, en route to England and the care of a Lady Janet following her father's death; and Merry Merrick who, unable to avoid the stigma of her past as a fallen woman and ex-convict, now pursues a role for herself as a nurse. As the guns fire around them, night falls. Then Grace is hit by a loose shell. Seizing what may be her only chance to escape her past, Mercy travels to England assuming Grace's identity. But just as it seems that Mercy may at last have found both security and happiness, Lady Janet's nephew turns up, not only immediately disturbing and attracting her, but bringing with him a mysterious companion.... In The New Magdalen, one of his later novels, Wilkie Collins explores contemporary attitudes to fallen women, while weaving a skilful tale from the twists of fate and fortune."--Publisher's description, back cover
The two destinies. A novel by Wilkie Collins( )

135 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 2,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 "the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe." 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
The black robe by Wilkie Collins( )

146 editions published between 1748 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 2,683 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
The legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins( )

97 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in English and held by 2,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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?
The frozen deep by Wilkie Collins( )

77 editions published between 1857 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 2,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the doomed 1845 expedition to the Arctic, The Frozen Deep is a dramatic tale of vengeance and self-sacrifice. Exchanging vows of love with sailor Frank Aldersley the night before his departure, Clara Burnham is haunted by the memory of Richard Wardour, and his mistaken belief that they will one day marry. On different ships, the two men have no cause to meet-until disaster strikes and they find themselves united by their battle for survival. When they learn of their rivalry, there follows an act of pure selflessness, making The Frozen Deep one of Collins' most moving and tragic works. The author of The Moonstone, The Woman in White, and Who Killed Zebedee', Wilkie Collins is widely regarded as the originator of the English detective novel
A rogue's life by Wilkie Collins( )

87 editions published between 1856 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 2,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The critical reader may possibly notice a tone of almost boisterous gayety in certain parts of these imaginary Confessions. I can only plead, in defense, that the story offers the faithful reflection of a very happy time in my past life. It was written at Paris, when I had Charles Dickens for a near neighbor and a daily companion, and when my leisure hours were joyously passed with many other friends, all associated with literature and art, of whom the admirable comedian, Regnier, is now the only survivor. The revising of these pages has been to me a melancholy task. I can only hope that they may cheer the sad moments of others. The Rogue may surely claim two merits, at least, in the eyes of the new generation--he is never serious for two moments together; and he "doesn't take long to read." W.C
My lady's money : an episode in the life of a young girl by Wilkie Collins( )

62 editions published between 1874 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 2,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first canine detective story
After Dark. by Wilkie Collins( )

90 editions published between 920 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 2,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statement by the author: I have taken some pains to string together the various stories contained in this Volume on a single thread of interest, which, so far as I know, has at least the merit of not having been used before
FAIR PENITENT by Wilkie Collins( )

24 editions published between 1857 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story first appeared in Charles Dickens' magazine, "Household Words," volume 16, number 382, July 18, 1857. Published anonymously, as all contributions to the magazine were, it was attributed definitely to Wilkie Collins by Anne Lohrli in her analysis of the magazine's financial accounts
 
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