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Three Great Novels: The Woman in White; The Moonstone; The Law and the Lady
Wilkie Collins was the master of the early detective story. This volume brings together for the first time three classic novels from his most productive period. The Woman in White (1860) is a tale of mystery and mistaken identity told by its various characters in turn. From the moment when a lovely young woman surprises Walter Hartwright in moonlit north London, Collins ke...more
Paperback, 1168 pages
Published August 18th 1994 by Oxford University Press, USA
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A very enjoyable classic British Mystery-Romance that is based in truth. It explores the old practice, motives and missuse of locking away individuals in the institutions for the insane as a means of silencing them. And it throws in a sweet romance.
I've only read the lady in white, and I loved it. It was originally a column story printed in the newspapers, so at some parts you can tell the authors trying to draw things out a bit, but overall the plots great.
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...moreMore about Wilkie Collins...