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My Miscellanies, Vol. 1 (of 2) By Wilkie Collins
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: William Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 – 23 September 1889)... More > was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. His best-known works are The Woman in White (1859), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866), and The Moonstone (1868), considered the first modern English detective novel.Born into the family of painter William Collins in London, he lived with his family in Italy and France as a child and learned French and Italian. He worked as a clerk for a tea merchant. After his first novel Antonina was published in 1850, he met Charles Dickens, who became a close friend, mentor and collaborator. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilkie_Collins< Less
Antonina By Wilkie Collins
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Master storyteller Wilkie Collins is known for his tightly plotted novels, which often have plots drawn from historical events. This engrossing romance, set against the backdrop of ancient Rome as it... More > was poised on the brink of collapse, is Collins' first novel and a fitting introduction to his body of work.< Less
Basil By Wilkie Collins
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Basil (1852) is the second novel written by British author Wilkie Collins Basil, son of a father who values the family pedigree and who would not let him marry below his station, falls in love at... More > first sight with a girl he sees on a bus. He follows her and discovers she is Margaret Sherwin, only daughter of a linen draper. He persuades her father to let him marry her secretly. He agrees on the condition, that, as his daughter is only seventeen, they live apart for the first year. At first the secret works, but then the mysterious Mannion, whose emotions cannot be read in his face, returns from abroad. On the last night of the year Basil follows Margaret and Mannion and discovers them in flagrante delicto.< Less
The Two Destinies By Wilkie Collins
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The Queen of Hearts By Wilkie Collins
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The Woman in White By Wilkie Collins
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Wilkie Collins’ fifth published novel, The Woman in White caused unprecedented excitement when it appeared in 1859 and has not lost its capacity to thrill. It is arguably the author’s... More > masterpiece and is widely regarded to be among the first mystery novels, as well as one of the first and finest in the genre of “sensation novels.” A tale of love, marriage, betrayal and mistrust, the gripping story is unraveled through diaries, first-hand accounts, and different points of view. The Woman In White recently came in at number 23 in an Observer newspaper poll of the top 100 greatest novels of all time. “One of the thousand novels everyone must read... the greatest and most inspirational of the Victorian sensation novels.” - The Guardian.< Less
After Dark By Wilkie Collins
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Curl up with After Dark, the first collection of early detective fiction master Wilkie Collins' short stories. Including a diverse array of mysteries, tales of murder, and family drama in wartime and... More > other chaotic settings, this engrossing collection is sure to have something that appeals to every reader.< Less
The Haunted Hotel By Wilkie Collins
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Best known for his popular forays into detective fiction, Wilkie Collins' "The Haunted Hotel" blends elements of the classic whodunit with creepy overtones of Gothic horror. The tale delves... More > into the mysterious disappearance of a newlywed aristocrat whose blushing bride may be harboring a dark secret.< Less
The Moonstone By Wilkie Collins
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The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century British epistolary novel, generally considered the first detective novel in the English language. The story was originally serialised in... More > Charles Dickens' magazine All the Year Round. The Moonstone and The Woman in White are considered Wilkie Collins' best novels. Besides creating many of the ground rules of the detective novel, The Moonstone also reflected Collins' enlightened social attitudes in his treatment of the servants in the novel. Collins adapted The Moonstone for the stage in 1877, but the production was performed for only two months.The Moonstone of the title is a diamond (not to be confused with the semi-precious moonstone gem). It gained its name from its association with the Hindu god of the moon, Chandra. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Moonstone Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Armadale By Wilkie Collins
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A extensive saga about the various branches of the Armadale family, and the consequences for each following the murder of one by the other.

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