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Collins, Wilkie 1824-1889

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The moonstone by Wilkie Collins( Book )
1,012 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 26 languages and held by 15,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A wonderful yellow diamond stolen from the forehead of the four-handed Indian god who typifies the moon, stolen again and again through centuries, and always bringing with it disaster upon its possessors and the households of its possessors."--This is the beginning of the detective story call 'The moonstone"
No name by Wilkie Collins( )
186 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Magdalen Vanstone and her sister Norah learn the true meaning of social stigma in Victorian England only after the traumatic discovery that their dearly loved parents, whose sudden deaths have left them orphans, were not married at the time of their birth. Disinherited by law and brutally ousted from Combe-Raven, the idyllic country estate which has been their peaceful home since childhood, the two young women are left to fend for themselves. While the submissive Norah follows a path of duty and hardship as a governess, her high-spirited and rebellious younger sister has made other decisions. Determined to regain her rightful inheritance at any cost, Magdalen uses her unconventional beauty and dramatic talent in recklessly pursuing her revenge. Aided by the audacious swindler Captain Wragge, she braves a series of trials leading up to the climactic test: can she trade herself in marriage to the man she loathes?" "Written in the early 1860s, between The Woman in White and The Moonstone, No Name was rejected as immoral by critics of its time, but is today regarded as a novel of outstanding social insight, showing Collins at the height of his powers."--Jacket
Armadale by Wilkie Collins( )
232 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tale, told partly through letters and documents, recounts the intertwined lives and fates of two distant cousins who both happen to bear the name Allan Armadale
The law and the lady by Wilkie Collins( )
154 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Valeria Woodville in The Law and the Lady (1875) must unravel the secrets of her husband's earlier life; she takes the law into her own hands and becomes one of the first woman detectives in fiction
The haunted hotel a mystery of modern Venice by Wilkie Collins( )
178 editions published between 1878 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 4,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the mysterious murder of her husband, Mrs. Ferrari receives an envelope postmarked Venice and containing a thousand pounds
The queen of hearts by Wilkie Collins( )
111 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,918 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
Man and wife by Wilkie Collins( )
161 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the novel's center is the plight of a woman who fears that the archaic marriage laws of Scotland and Ireland may have forced her into committing unintentional bigamy. As the novel progresses, the atmosphere grows increasingly sinister when the setting moves from a country house to a London suburb and a world of confinement, plotting, and murder
Miss or mrs.? by Wilkie Collins( )
84 editions published between 1872 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,556 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.
The evil genius by Wilkie Collins( )
105 editions published between 1885 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,361 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 new magdalen by Wilkie Collins( )
166 editions published between 1872 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1870, during the heart of the war between France and Germany, two women's lives tragically and fatefully intersect. When Grace Roseberry, an Englishwoman traveling home, is struck by a mortar shell, French nurse Mercy Merrick seizes upon the chance to escape her checkered past and reinvent herself in England
After dark by Wilkie Collins( )
117 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first collection of early detective fiction master Wilkie Collins' short stories
The woman in white by Wilkie Collins( )
19 editions published between 1906 and 1969 in English and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The black robe by Wilkie Collins( )
108 editions published between 1880 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The Black Robe, a strikingly original novel from master storyteller Wilkie Collins, what starts out as a night of fun and games turns tragic when a dispute over a card game leads to murder. Desperate to atone for his sin, the perpetrator tries to offer assistance to the victim's family, but instead finds himself enmeshed all the deeper in a web of falsehoods and intrigue. Will he ever be able to extricate himself and move on with his life?
A rogue's life by Wilkie Collins( )
90 editions published between 1856 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frank Softly has tried his hand at just about everything from medicine to painting without any success. When he falls in love with a counterfeit coin maker's daughter, Alicia, he decides he must have her, even if that means becoming a criminal
The two destinies by Wilkie Collins( )
92 editions published between 1875 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romance, destiny, and the supernatural take center stage in this novel. Star-crossed lovers George and Mary separated by family, time, and distance are destined to meet again and when they do, neither is aware of who the other is, but their connection is undeniable
Little novels by Wilkie Collins( )
41 editions published between 1887 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collins's 1889 collection of fourteen short stories includes Miss Morris and the Stranger, about a young governess and a fateful meeting, Mr. Medhurst and the Princess, about two star-crossed lovers, and a dozen other tales involving love, social classes, money, and even ghosts
The legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins( )
82 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As part of, Stephane Theroux presents the full text of "The Legacy of Cain," by English novelist Wilkie Collins (1824-1889). The book is about whether criminal tendencies are hereditary and whether moral upbringing can change them
The dead secret by Wilkie Collins( Book )
176 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dying Mrs. Trevorton composes a guilt-ridden letter to her husband and instructs her maid Sarah to deliver it, but Sarah -- implicated in the secret within the letter -- hides it in a forgotten room of the Trevorton mansion. Fifteen years later, daughter Rosamond Trevorton marries with plans to renovate the mansion and the secret emerges
The frozen deep by Wilkie Collins( )
55 editions published between 1857 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written in an intense creative collaboration with Charles Dickens, who was one of the author's dearest friends, The Frozen Deep is a dramatic interpretation of the Franklin expedition, an ill-fated journey in search of the Northwest Passage that was undertaken by a large group of explorers and researchers. The ultimate fate of the men on the voyage was never ascertained, and this gripping play represents one imagined outcome to the tragic affair
Heart and science a story of the present time by Wilkie Collins( )
102 editions published between 1883 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bright young doctor Ovid Vere changes his plans after the beautiful girl he follows one night turns out to be his step-cousin Carmina. Though she inherits a fortune, she must obey her father's dying wish and live with Ovid's mother. Ovid and Carmina fall in love despite her troubling fainting spells and his mother's attempts to keep them apart. There's more trouble ahead in addition to this heart-centered" plot, Collins also offers up a grimmer scientific one, featuring neurologist Nathan Benjulia, whose experimental use of live animals allows Collins to champion the antivivisectionist cause
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Collins, W.
Collins, W. 1824-1889
Collins, W. W.
Collins, W. Wilkie.
Collins, W. (Wilkie), 1824-1889.
Collins, W. Wilkie (William Wilkie), 1824-1889.
Collins, Wiliam 1824-1889
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Collins, William W.
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Kelinsi, ... 1824-1889
Kolinss, Vilkijs 1824-1889
Kollinis, Williyam Wilkiy 1824-1889
Kollins, Williyam Wilkiy 1824-1889
Kollinz, Uilki.
Kollinz, Uilki 1824-1889
Kollinz, Vil'ki.
Korinsu, Uirukii
Korinzu 1824-1889
Kūlīnz, Wilkī 1824-1889
Колинз, Уильки 1824-1889
Коллинз, Уилки 1824-1889
קולינז, וילקי
קולינס, וילקי 1824-1889
كولنس، ويلكى
ويلكى كولينز، 1824-1889
ኮሊንስ, ዊልኪ.
コリンズ, W
コリンズ, ウィリアム・ウィルキー
コリンズ, ウィルキー
コリンス, ウイルキイ
柯林斯威尔基 1824-1889
胡林斯, 維児機
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