e-books in Wilkie Collins category
by Wilkie Collins - Harper & Brothers , 1874
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 - Chatto & Windus , 1876
Collins explores the themes of 'destined spirits' and supernatural visions. George and Mary are childhood sweethearts in Suffolk's Greenwater Broad. George's separates them by taking his family to America where he subsequently dies...
by Wilkie Collins - Chatto & Windus , 1890
The novel is set during the Irish Land War of the early 1880s and tells the story of Iris Henley, a young woman who marries the 'wild' Lord Harry Norland, a member of an Irish secret society, and becomes unhappily drawn into a conspiracy plot...
by Wilkie Collins - 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 niece Laura and her courageous half-sister, Marian Halcombe.
by Wilkie Collins , 1879
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 , 1850
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 , 1862
No Name by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century novel revolving upon the issue of illegitimacy. It combines social commentary - the absurdity of the law as it applied to children of unmarried parents - with a densely-plotted revenge thriller.
by Wilkie Collins - Project Gutenberg , 2008
The story of divorce and remarriage, unfaithfulness, and children battered helplessly on the storms of their parents' passions. Collins' boldness in drawing sympathetic portraits of both the wife and 'the other woman' is astonishingly modern.
by Wilkie Collins - Chatto & Windus , 1879
Famed for his detective literature, Collins often preferred to indulge his predilection for the occult. Venice provides the scenery, the grim waterways and palaces which the author haunts with mysterious women, grotesques, and bloody conspiracies.
by Wilkie Collins - Project Gutenberg , 2009
A novel written by Wilkie Collins based on the famous Boorn Brothers murder case. Jesse Boorn and Stephen Boorn were convicted of murdering a man who was later found alive. The case is the first documented wrongful murder conviction in US history.
by Wilkie Collins - Century , 1905
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.