Wilkie Collins





Wilkie Collins

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born
in London, England, The United Kingdom
January 08, 1824

died
September 23, 1889

gender
male

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Charles Dickens


About this author

A close friend of Charles Dickens' from their meeting in March 1851 until Dickens' death in June 1870, William "Wilkie" Collins was one of the best known, best loved, and, for a time, best paid of Victorian fiction writers. But after his death, his reputation declined as Dickens' bloomed. Now, Collins is being given more critical and popular attention than he has received for fifty years. Most of his books are in print, and all are now in e-text. He is studied widely; new film, television, and radio versions of some of his books have been made; and all of his letters have been published. However, there is still much to be discovered about this superstar of Victorian fiction.


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More books by Wilkie Collins…
“The books - the generous friends who met me without suspicion - the merciful masters who never used me ill!”
Wilkie Collins, Armadale

“My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for nobody.”
Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White

“Any woman who is sure of her own wits, is a match, at any time, for a man who is not sure of his own temper.”
Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White

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