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Collins, Wilkie 1824-1889

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The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins( Book )

859 editions published between 1799 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 10,230 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 )

143 editions published between 1860 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,913 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
The woman in white by Wilkie Collins( Book )

98 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,912 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 )

179 editions published between 1862 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,893 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( Book )

174 editions published between 1866 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,537 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 )

127 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,135 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 )

128 editions published between 1878 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 835 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 )

120 editions published between 1870 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 765 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 )

129 editions published between 1873 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 579 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 )

95 editions published between 1885 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 572 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 )

99 editions published between 1859 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 408 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 )

75 editions published between 1748 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A epistolary novel that covers the mis-adventures of Lewis Romayne's life. The book is also perceived as perpetuation anti-Catholic bias"--Provided by publisher
Little novels by Wilkie Collins( Book )

33 editions published between 1887 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 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 )

98 editions published between 1875 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this late romantic novel, the author explores the powers of telepathy while telling a skillful tale that interweaves suspense with the familiar ingredients of Victorian melodrama
The legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins( Book )

62 editions published between 1888 and 2012 in English and German and held by 301 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 )

107 editions published between 1856 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first collection of early detective fiction master Wilkie Collins' short stories
The frozen deep by Wilkie Collins( Book )

42 editions published between 1857 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 232 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
"I say no." by Wilkie Collins( Book )

56 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 161 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
Miss or Mrs? and other stories in outline by Wilkie Collins( Book )

54 editions published between 1872 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 160 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.
A rogue's life by Wilkie Collins( Book )

53 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 151 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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Kollinis, Williyam Wilkiy 1824-1889

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Wilkie Collins britischer Schriftsteller und Verfasser der ersten „Mystery Thriller“

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Вілкі Коллінз

Колинз, Уильки 1824-1889

Коллинз В. 1824-1889

Коллинз, Вилки

Коллинз У. 1824-1889

Коллинз У. У. 1824-1889

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Коллэнз У. 1824-1889

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Уилки Колинс

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וילקי קולינס

קולינז, וילקי

קולינס, וילקי 1824-1889

كولنس، ويلكى

ويلكى كولينز، 1824-1889

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콜린스, 윌리엄 윌키 1824-1889

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콜린즈, 윌리엄 윌키 1824-1889

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コリンズ, W

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コリンス, ウイルキイ


柯林斯, 威尓基

柯林斯威尔基 1824-1889

胡林斯, 維児機

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