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The Moonstone (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Wilkie Collins
159308322X
August 2005
Paperback
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The Woman in White (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Wilkie Collins
1593082800
May 2005
Paperback
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The Woman in White
Wilkie Collins
0192834290
July 1998
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Hugely popular in its time, Collins's mystery-suspense novel is now largely forgotten. Its decline has been due partly to an extravagantly intricate plot (one improved by abridgment) and partly to an equally convoluted structure. The story is told through the accounts of several characters in succession. Because the accounts contain dialogue, listeners are treated to the unusual spectacle of hearing every character filtered through each of the others. Such complexity would have overwhelmed anything less than virtuoso performances. Fortunately, both Nigel Anthony and Susan Jameson rise to the occasion. Listeners will be excused in mistaking this for a full-cast dramatization, so expertly distinguished is the multitude of voices within voices. S.J.L. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the...


The Woman in White (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Wilkie Collins
159308370X
November 2005
Hardcover
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Wilkie Collins
Lyn Pykett
0192840347
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In a literary career spanning over forty years, Wilkie Collins wrote over twenty novels, several plays, and numerous short stories. However, he is mainly remembered for his best-selling sensation novel The Woman in White. Irregular liasons, the chaotic state of the marriage laws, social and
psychological identity, and the interconnections between respectable society and the world of crime are recurring themes in Collins's fiction. In this lively, accessible, and critically topical exploration of his novels, Lyn Pykett looks at Collins's long and varied career in relation to the
changing circumstances of his own life, a changing literary marketplace, and the changing worlds of nineteenth-century Britain, as well as his enduring legacy for modern writers and interpreters.
The volume includes a chronology of...


The Woman in White
Wilkie Collins
0375759069
January 2002
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Hugely popular in its time, Collins's mystery-suspense novel is now largely forgotten. Its decline has been due partly to an extravagantly intricate plot (one improved by abridgment) and partly to an equally convoluted structure. The story is told through the accounts of several characters in succession. Because the accounts contain dialogue, listeners are treated to the unusual spectacle of hearing every character filtered through each of the others. Such complexity would have overwhelmed anything less than virtuoso performances. Fortunately, both Nigel Anthony and Susan Jameson rise to the occasion. Listeners will be excused in mistaking this for a full-cast dramatization, so expertly distinguished is the multitude of voices within voices. S.J.L. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the...


No Name
Wilkie Collins
014043397X
July 1995
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Collins's 1862 novel offers up the fate of Magdalen Vanstone, an illegitimate child who struggles to reclaim her dignity after falling from grace in Victorian society.Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Condemned by Victorian critics as immoral, but regarded today as a novel of outstanding social insight, No Name shows William Wilkie Collins at the height of his literary powers. It is the story of two sisters, Magdalen and Norah, who discover after the deaths of their dearly beloved parents
that their parents were not married at the time of their births. Disinherited and ousted from their estate, they must fend for themselves and either resign themselves to their fate or determine to recover their wealth by whatever means.


The Moonstone
Wilkie Collins
0486424510
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Stolen from the forehead of a Hindu idol, the dazzling gem known as "The Moonstone" resurfaces at a birthday party in an English country home—with an enigmatic trio of watchful Brahmins hot on its trail. Laced with superstitions, suspicion, humor, and romance, this 1868 mystery draws readers into a compelling tale with twists and turns ranging from sleepwalking to experimentation with opium. The suspense and drama is heightened as the narrative passes from one colorful character to the next. Wilkie Collins' masterpiece is particularly distinguished by the appearance of Sergeant Cuff, a prototype of the English detective hero and the harbinger of a popular tradition of sleuthing.


The Moonstone
Wilkie Collins
0140434089
June 1999
Paperback
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From AudioFile
This seminal English mystery is presented in an unusual, but appropriate, manner, reflecting the episodic nature of the story. Three actors present the story in parts, taking on separate first-person accounts of events. All the voices are convincing, cultured British intonations describing the events surrounding the apparent theft of the Moonstone diamond from a country mansion. Each voice shades the various characters featured within the particular parts, just as the narrative offers characterizations of the other persons without attempting an outright mimicry. The abridgment is nicely done, too, avoiding any choppiness. D.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Review
"The first and greatest of English detective...


The Woman in White
Wilkie Collins
0486440966
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A scheming nobleman, a beautiful heiress, and, of course, a mysterious woman in white confined to an asylum for the insane are just a few of the unforgettable characters in this marvelous tale of mistaken identities, locked rooms, and surprise revelations. Widely regarded as the finest work of Wilkie Collins, the riveting story has captivated readers since it was first published more than 140 years ago.


Armadale
Wilkie Collins
0140434119
Oct 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Allan Armadale's deathbed confession to the murder went to his executors -- intended for his son his young son, to be delivered when the boy came of age. It included a warning never to contact people connected with the confession. . . . --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Download Description
Can a dream foretell the future? That is one of the central questions of Armadale, one of Wilkie Collins' lesser-known novels. But even though it is not as famous as The Woman in White or The Moonstone, it is still written with the psychological awareness and piercing character studies of the best of Collins' work.


The Woman in White
Wilkie Collins
055321263X
April 1985
Mass Market Paperback
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From AudioFile
Hugely popular in its time, Collins's mystery-suspense novel is now largely forgotten. Its decline has been due partly to an extravagantly intricate plot (one improved by abridgment) and partly to an equally convoluted structure. The story is told through the accounts of several characters in succession. Because the accounts contain dialogue, listeners are treated to the unusual spectacle of hearing every character filtered through each of the others. Such complexity would have overwhelmed anything less than virtuoso performances. Fortunately, both Nigel Anthony and Susan Jameson rise to the occasion. Listeners will be excused in mistaking this for a full-cast dramatization, so expertly distinguished is the multitude of voices within voices. S.J.L. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the...


The Law and the Lady
David Skilton
0140436073
June 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Probably the first full-length novel with a woman detective as its heroine, The Law and the Lady (1875) is a fascinating example of Collins' later fiction. Valeria Valerie Woodville's first act as a married woman is to sign her name incorrectly in the marriage register; this slip is followed
by a gradual disclosure of secrets about her husband's earlier life, each of which leads to another set of questions and enigmas. Developing many of the techniques at work in The Moonstone in bizarre and unexpected ways, and employing both Gothic and fantastic elements, The Law and the Lady adds a
significant dimension to the history of the detective novel. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


The Woman in White
Wilkie Collins
0140437312
July 2000
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Hugely popular in its time, Collins's mystery-suspense novel is now largely forgotten. Its decline has been due partly to an extravagantly intricate plot (one improved by abridgment) and partly to an equally convoluted structure. The story is told through the accounts of several characters in succession. Because the accounts contain dialogue, listeners are treated to the unusual spectacle of hearing every character filtered through each of the others. Such complexity would have overwhelmed anything less than virtuoso performances. Fortunately, both Nigel Anthony and Susan Jameson rise to the occasion. Listeners will be excused in mistaking this for a full-cast dramatization, so expertly distinguished is the multitude of voices within voices. S.J.L. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the...


The World's Greatest Ghost Stories
Richard Dalby (Editor)
0760754659
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Over 40 spine-tingling ghost stories.


Moonstone
Wilkie Collins
0192833383
February 2000
Paperback
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From AudioFile
This seminal English mystery is presented in an unusual, but appropriate, manner, reflecting the episodic nature of the story. Three actors present the story in parts, taking on separate first-person accounts of events. All the voices are convincing, cultured British intonations describing the events surrounding the apparent theft of the Moonstone diamond from a country mansion. Each voice shades the various characters featured within the particular parts, just as the narrative offers characterizations of the other persons without attempting an outright mimicry. The abridgment is nicely done, too, avoiding any choppiness. D.W. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Review
"The first and greatest of English detective...


The Woman in White (Musical Tie-In)
Wilkie Collins
0141020318
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The Woman In White--now a dazzling new musical by the incomparable Andrew Lloyd Webber Wilkie Collins’s sensational tale of madness, betrayal, and greed, The Woman in White, is thrilling its West End audiences at the magnificent Palace Theatre in London—and is coming to Broadway in the future. Since its original publication in 1860, the novel has never been out of print, and this suspenseful classic is now brought to life by a brilliant international ensemble, including the sublime Maria Friedman and Michael Crawford as the diabolical Count Fosco.


The Woman in White
Wilkie Collins
0141439610
Apr 2003
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Hugely popular in its time, Collins's mystery-suspense novel is now largely forgotten. Its decline has been due partly to an extravagantly intricate plot (one improved by abridgment) and partly to an equally convoluted structure. The story is told through the accounts of several characters in succession. Because the accounts contain dialogue, listeners are treated to the unusual spectacle of hearing every character filtered through each of the others. Such complexity would have overwhelmed anything less than virtuoso performances. Fortunately, both Nigel Anthony and Susan Jameson rise to the occasion. Listeners will be excused in mistaking this for a full-cast dramatization, so expertly distinguished is the multitude of voices within voices. S.J.L. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the...


Classic Ghost Stories
John Grafton (Editor)
0486404307
October 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Compiled from the works of the finest masters of the genre, these tales of terror include Mary E. Wilkins’ "The Lost Ghost," Robert Louis Stevenson’s "The Body-Snatchers," "Mrs. Zant and the Ghost," by Wilkie Collins, and other gripping works by Charles Dickens, Henry James, J. S. LeFanu, Ralph Cram, Mrs. Henry Wood, Amelia Edwards, Fitz-James O’Brien, and M. R. James.

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