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Collins, Wilkie 1824-1889

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The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins( Book )

1,288 editions published between 1799 and 2018 in 18 languages and held by 18,080 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 )

1,124 editions published between 1859 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 14,484 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( )

187 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 5,663 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( )

253 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 5,640 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( )

173 editions published between 1878 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 5,610 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( )

299 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 5,280 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( )

118 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,028 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( )

178 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 3,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilkie Collins was born in London in 1824, the elder son of a successful painter, William Collins. He left school at 17, and after an unhappy spell as a clerk in a tea broker's office, during which he wrote his first, unpublished novel, he entered Lincoln's Inn as a law student in 1846. He considered a career as a painter, but after the publication, in 1848, of his life of his father, and a novel, Antonina, in 1850, his future as a writer was assured. His meeting with Dickens in 1851 was perhaps the turning-point of his career. The two became collaborators and lifelong friends. Collins contributed to Dickens's magazines Household Words and All the Year Round, and his two best-known novels, The Woman in White and The Moonstone, were first published in All the Year Round. Collins's private life was as complex and turbulent as his novels. He never married, but lived with a widow, Mrs. Caroline Graves, from 1858 until his death
Miss or Mrs.? by Wilkie Collins( )

50 editions published between 1872 and 2016 in English and German and held by 3,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story follows the fortunes of Natalie Graybrook who finds herself regarded by two men between whom the tension heightens as one finds his business collapsing
The evil genius by Wilkie Collins( )

133 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,997 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( )

162 editions published between 1873 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,734 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
"I say no." by Wilkie Collins( )

82 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When 18-year-old Emily meets Francine, a new schoolmate from the West Indies, she finds herself telling her the story of her father's death. The school-mistress approaches her, stating "I believe I knew him" and so begins Emily's desperate search to solve the mystery of her father's death
The two destinies. A novel by Wilkie Collins( )

113 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,531 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 black robe by Wilkie Collins( )

120 editions published between 1748 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,473 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( )

78 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in English and held by 2,381 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?
Little novels by Wilkie Collins( )

48 editions published between 1887 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,277 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
A rogue's life by Wilkie Collins( )

68 editions published between 1856 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,227 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
The frozen deep by Wilkie Collins( )

64 editions published between 1857 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,205 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
My lady's money : an episode in the life of a young girl by Wilkie Collins( )

50 editions published between 1874 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

74 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Dark?is Collins' first collection of short stories. The collection includes such tales as "The Traveler's Story" and "The Lawyer's Story," which is said to be based off a story by Edgar Allan Poe.?
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The woman in whiteThe law and the ladyNo nameThe haunted hotel : a mystery of modern VeniceArmadaleThe queen of heartsMan and wifeMiss or Mrs.?
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