The Woman in White
by Wilkie Collins
Publisher: ManyBooks 1860
This dramatic tale, inspired by an actual criminal case, is told through multiple narrators. Frederick Fairlie, a wealthy hypochondriac, hires virtuous Walter Hartright to tutor his beautiful niece and heiress, Laura, and her homely, courageous half-sister, Marian Halcombe. Although Hartright and Laura fall in love, she honors her late father's wish that she marry Sir Percival Glyde, a villain who plans to steal her inheritance.
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by Wilkie Collins - Harper & Brothers
The Dead Secret grabs your heart until it is realized; then it lures the reader on again to discover if the secret exposed will be accepted in goodness for love and truth, or if the curse will destroy a family and their fortune ...
by Wilkie Collins - eBooks@Adelaide
The story offers the faithful reflection of a very happy time in my past life. It was written at Paris, when I had Charles Dickens for a neighbor, and when my leisure hours were passed with many other friends, all associated with literature and art.
by Wilkie Collins - Feedbooks
Young Antonia had the misfortune to live in interesting times -- the days when mighty Rome was brought low by the terror of the Goths, from the period of the march of the invaders over the Alps to the close of the first barbarian blockade of Rome.
by Wilkie Collins - Century
The first english detective novel is surely a masterpiece of suspense. The Moonstone is a yellow diamond which disappears and detectives, suspects and witnesses each tell this story in turn. The Moonstone itself transcends the genre of detective story.