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The Guilty River

3.27  ·  Rating Details  ·  91 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We be ...more
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Published December 1st 2008 by B&R Samizdat Express (first published 1886)
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Marts  (Thinker)
Enter Gerard Roylake, returning from Germany after his father dies, for his inheritance at Trimley Deen awaits. Whilst on an evening stroll he meets a childhood friend, Cristel Toller, and then their strange resident called The Lodger... Well of course Gerard likes Cristel, the Lodger is jealous, and soon a bizarre chain of events occur...
Julia
Feb 24, 2014 Julia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Really a letdown in the last quarter of the story. It didn't seem to go anywhere after the first part of the book being very intriguing. It's like he just decided to quit writing, without furnishing his readers with any closure. I have loved all of the other Wilkie Collins books I have read. I listened to this as a free audiobook from Librivox.org.
Nagisa
Feb 28, 2015 Nagisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: british, 1850-1899
I felt the truth of the case as shallow and the ending as premature, but I enjoyed Collins' sarcastic wit as always.
Ffiamma
May 25, 2013 Ffiamma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: uk
opera indubbiamente *minore* (per numero di pagine, complessità della trama, numero dei personaggi) in cui si narra una storia torbida come le acque del fiume ma senza grandi colpi di scena. c'è da dire che un grande maestro come collins sa intrattenere e trascinare il lettore anche quando non è al massimo della forma- ad avercene, di scrittori così!
Suzanne
My copy of this book was actually printed in the early 1900's by my best guess. The publisher was Harpers. It was a good, quick read and I enjoyed it. A bit of a mystery and some romance, but no blood or sex. That's one reason I like to read the older books - much less graphic than most of today's writing.
Simon newson
trademark 'coincidences' and the novel is to brief to develop characters in any believable way-plot is dependent on believing a man is so tormented by going deaf that he is prepared to consider murdering two innocent people, one the girl he 'loves' and the other a complete stranger.
Dziewanna
I'm pretty sure I've now read all the great Wilkie Collins books, cause all that seem to left are formulaic crappy stories like this one. Read Moonstone or Armadale and don't bother with this one, Haunted Hotel or Miss/Mrs. (All in one collection in this copy.)
Sarah
Dec 18, 2013 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I immediately fell in love with this story to let my heart break in the second half in this book.
globulon
The Cur was a decent villain.
Asyoulikeit
Dec 21, 2012 Asyoulikeit rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: librivox
ruined by the second half
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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 ...more
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