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The New Magdalen By Wilkie Collins
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Grace and Mercy are very different women, but are both caught up in the war between Germany and France. When Grace is hit by a loose shell, Mercy seizes the chance to escape her past as a fallen... More > woman and convict by assuming Grace's identity and travelling to England.< Less
After Dark By Wilkie Collins
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A series of tales supposed to be told to a portrait-painter by his sitters; the framework tells us how he came to think of publishing the stories thus collected; the introductions describe the... More > circumstances under which the tales were told. These portions have a delicate every-day interest. The tales are stories of adventure, well varied, and often striking in the incidents, or with thrilling situations; and are as pleasant reading as a novel reader could desire.< Less
Man and Wife By Wilkie Collins
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In three months from the memorable day when his solicitor had informed him that he was a free man, Mr. Vanborough possessed the wife he desired, to grace the head of his table and to push his... More > fortunes in the world--the Legislature of Great Britain being the humble servant of his treachery, and the respectable accomplice of his crime.< Less
Heart and Science By Wilkie Collins
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Ovid Vere, a brilliant young doctor, is advised to take a long rest to save his health. His formidable mother, Mrs Gallilee, has remarried and he has two step-sisters. The day before Ovid is due... More > to go away he follows an attractive girl in the street to a concert which his mother also attends. The girl faints and is discovered to be Carmina Graywell, Mrs Gallilee's niece from Italy, accompanied by her old nurse, Teresa. Carmina soon recovers and Mrs Gallilee is appointed her guardian and will receive generous expenses for her trouble. Ovid takes Carmina, Zo, Maria and their governess Miss Minerva to the zoo where they meet Dr Benjulia, a specialist in diseases who has an unpleasant reputation as a vivisectionist.< Less
The Woman in White By Wilkie Collins
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This is the story of two sisters living in Victorian England with their selfish, uninterested uncle as their guardian. Marian Halcombe is the elder of the two sisters, and a remarkably ugly woman,... More > but with courage, strength and resourcefulness in abundance. The younger, her beautiful half-sister Laura Fairlie, is engaged to a rich man by the name of Sir Percival Glyde.< Less
The Evil Genius By Wilkie Collins
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After a traumatic childhood and youth, Sydney Westerfield is rescued from the drudgery of teaching in her aunt's school by becoming the governess of Kitty, only child of Herbert and Catherine Linley.... More > Herbert and Sydney fall in love and matters are brought to a crisis by the meddling of Mrs Presty, Catherine Linley's mother. Sydney leaves the household but is brought back when Kitty becomes seriously ill, pining for her beloved governess. The situation deteriorates further and Catherine leaves her husband. To avoid custody of the child being given to Herbert, she goes into hiding with her mother and Kitty, obtaining a divorce under Scottish law. Kitty, however, is miserable. She misses her father and her governess - she is told her father is dead - and lacks companions because other children are not allowed to play with the child of divorced parents.< Less
Rambles Beyond Railways By Wilkie Collins
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The journey began aboard ship. In 1851 the railway stopped in Plymouth and so travellers had to be ferried across the River Tamar into Cornwall. The vogage is wonderfully related with such vivid... More > descriptions and a helpful local local boatman coming to life on the page.< Less
The Queen of Hearts By Wilkie Collins
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A collection of ten stories by Collins. Framing these tales is the situation of a young lady staying with three old brothers in Wales. The son of one of the brothers is in love with her, but he is... More > away. In order to entice the lady to stay until the young man can return home, the brothers agree to tell a story each evening.< Less
Little Novels By Wilkie Collins
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Wilkie Collins's collection of fourteen short stories: -Mrs Zant and the Ghost Experiencing a vision of her dead husband. -Miss Morris and the Stranger Becoming a governess. -Mr Cosway and the... More > Landlady Hearing that your future wife has died. -Mr Medhurst and the Princess Caught up in a minor political intrigue. -Mr Lismore and the Widow Being in financial difficulties. -Miss Jeromette and the Clergyman Falling in love with a Frenchwoman. -Miss Mina and the Groom Marrying a groom. -Mr Lepel and the Housekeeper A play of their future. -Mr Captain and the Nymph The Fortuna is blown off course in the South Pacific.. -Mr Marmaduke and the Minister Falling in love with a minister's daughter. -Mr Percy and the Prophet Frenchman scratching a living by fortune-telling. -Miss Bertha and the Yankee An illegal duel fight. -Miss Dulane and My Lord Making a marriage of convenience. -Mr Policeman and the Cook Confession describes a murder case.< Less
Antonina: The Fall of Rome By Wilkie Collins
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A romance of the fifth century, in which many of the scenes described in the 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ' are reset to suit the purpose of the author. Only two historical personages are... More > introduced into the story,— the Emperor Honorius, and Alaric the Goth; and these attain only a secondary importance. Among the historical incidents used are the arrival of the Goths at the gates of Rome, the Famine, the last efforts of the besieged, the Treaty of Peace, the introduction of the Dragon of Brass, and the collection of the ransom,— most of these accounts being founded on the chronicles of Zosimus.< Less