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Collins, Wilkie 1824-1889

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The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins( Book )

1,163 editions published between 1799 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 10,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Called "the first and greatest of English detective novels" by T.S. Eliot, The Moonstone is a masterpiece of suspense. A fabulous yellow diamond becomes the dangerous inheritance of Rachel Verinder. Outside her Yorkshire country house watch the Hindu priests who have waited for many years to reclaim their ancient talisman, looted from the holy city of Somnauth. When the Moonstone disappears the case looks simple, but in mid-Victorian England no one is what they seem, and nothing can be taken for granted. Witnesses, suspects, and detectives each narrate the story in turn. The bemused butler, the love-stricken housemaid, the enigmatic detective Sergeant Cuff, the drug-addicted scientist -- each speculate on the mystery as Collins weaves their narratives together
The woman in white by Wilkie Collins( Book )

134 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,022 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
No name by Wilkie Collins( Book )

232 editions published between 1862 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,933 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 woman in white by Wilkie Collins( Book )

175 editions published between 1859 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,928 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
Armadale by Wilkie Collins( Book )

246 editions published between 1866 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,610 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 )

154 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,151 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 )

148 editions published between 1878 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 880 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 )

158 editions published between 1870 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 827 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 )

154 editions published between 1873 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 574 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 evil genius by Wilkie Collins( Book )

114 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 522 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 )

111 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We were three quiet, lonely old men, and she was a lively, handsome young woman, and we were at our wits' end what to do with her
The black robe by Wilkie Collins( Book )

103 editions published between 1748 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 393 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 )

42 editions published between 1887 and 2015 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 )

101 editions published between 1875 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 329 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 )

83 editions published between 1888 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 317 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?
The frozen deep by Wilkie Collins( Book )

58 editions published between 1857 and 2016 in English and French and held by 249 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
After dark by Wilkie Collins( Book )

94 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1856
Miss or Mrs? and other stories in outline by Wilkie Collins( Book )

57 editions published between 1872 and 2016 in English and German and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persons possessed of sluggish livers and tender hearts find two serious drawbacks to the enjoyment of a cruise at sea. It is exceedingly difficult to get enough walking exercise; and it is next to impossible (where secrecy is an object) to make love without being found out. Reverting for the moment to the latter difficulty only, life within the narrow and populous limits of a vessel may be defined as essentially life in public.
"I say no." by Wilkie Collins( Book )

63 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I Say No is a mystery novel with a female character acting as the detective. Throughout the story, the orphaned Emily Brown aims to discover the truth about how her father died.?
A rogue's life by Wilkie Collins( Book )

62 editions published between 1856 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 153 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
 
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Колинз, Уильки 1824-1889

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콜린스, 윌리엄 윌키 1824-1889

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콜린즈, 윌리엄 윌키 1824-1889

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胡林斯, 維児機

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