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The Moonstone

The Moonstone


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2006

THE MOONSTONE A Romance by Wilkie Collins PROLOGUE THE STORMING OF SERINGAPATAM 1799 Extracted from a Family Paper I address these lineswritten in Indiato my relatives in England. My object is to explain the motive which has induced me to refuse the right hand of friendship to my cousin, John Herncastle. The reserve which I have hitherto maintained in this matter has been misinterpreted by members of my family whose good opinion I cannot consent to forfeit. I request them to suspend their ...

Keywords: Country homes -- Fiction East Indians -- England -- Fiction England -- Fiction Jewelry theft -- Fiction Mystery fiction Police -- England -- Fiction
The Law and the Lady

The Law and the Lady


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 1999

THE LAW AND THE LADY by Wilkie Collins NOTE: ADDRESSED TO THE READER. IN offering this book to you, I have no Preface to write. I have only to request that you will bear in mind certain established truths, which occasionally escape your memory when you are reading a work of fiction. Be pleased, then, to remember First: That the actions of human beings are not invariably governed by the laws of pure reason. Secondly: That we are by no means always in the habit of bestowing our love on the objects ...

Keywords: England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Married people -- Fiction Mystery fiction
The Guilty River

The Guilty River


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2002

THE GUILTY RIVER by Wilkie Collins CHAPTER I ON THE WAY TO THE RIVER FOR reasons of my own, I excused myself from accompanying my stepmother to a dinner-party given in our neighborhood. In my present humor, I preferred being aloneand, as a means of getting through my idle time, I was quite content to be occupied in catching insects. Provided with a brush and a mixture of rum and treacle, I went into Fordwitch Wood to set the snare, familiar to hunters of moths, which we call sugaring the trees. ...

Keywords: England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Families -- Fiction Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
The Frozen Deep

The Frozen Deep


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 1999

THE FROZEN DEEP by Wilkie Collins First Scene The Ball-room Chapter 1. The date is between twenty and thirty years ago. The place is an English sea-port. The time is night. And the business of the moment isdancing. The Mayor and Corporation of the town are giving a grand ball, in celebration of the departure of an Arctic expedition from their port. The ships of the expedition are two in numberthe Wanderer and the Sea-mew. They are to sail in search of the Northwest Passage on the next day, with ...

Keywords: Arctic regions -- Discovery and exploration -- Fiction England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Wilderness survival -- Fiction
The Fallen Leaves

The Fallen Leaves


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2005

THE FALLEN LEAVES By Wilkie Collins To CAROLINE Experience of the reception of The Fallen Leaves by intelligent readers, who have followed the course of the periodical publication at home and abroad, has satisfied me that the design of the work speaks for itself, and that the scrupulous delicacy of treatment, in certain portions of the story, has been as justly appreciated as I could wish. Having nothing to explain, and so far as my choice of subject is concerned nothing to excuse, I leave my ...

Keywords: London (England) -- Fiction Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
The Evil Genius: A Domestic Story

The Evil Genius: A Domestic Story


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 1999

THE EVIL GENIUS A DOMESTIC STORY By Wilkie Collins Affectionately Dedicated to Holman Hunt BEFORE THE STORY. Miss Westerfields Education 1. The Trial. THE gentlemen of the jury retired to consider their verdict. Their foreman was a person doubly distinguished among his colleagues. He had the clearest head, and the readiest tongue. For once the right man was in the right place. Of the eleven jurymen, four showed their characters on the surface. They were: The hungry juryman, who wanted his ...

Keywords: Divorce -- Fiction England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Ship captains -- Fiction Women -- Social conditions -- Fiction
The Dead Secret: A Novel

The Dead Secret: A Novel


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2013

THE DEAD SECRET BOOK I. CHAPTER I. THE TWENTY-THIRD OF AUGUST, 1829. Will she last out the night, I wonder Look at the clock, Mathew. Ten minutes past twelve She has lasted the night out. She has lived, Robert, to see ten minutes of the new day. These words were spoken in the kitchen of a large country-house situated on the west coast of Cornwall. The speakers were two of the men-servants composing the establishment of Captain Treverton, an officer in the navy, and the eldest male representative ...

Keywords: Cornwall (England : County) -- Fiction Gothic fiction (Literary genre) Illegitimate children -- Fiction Inheritance and succession -- Fiction Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
The Black Robe

The Black Robe


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2006

THE BLACK ROBE by Wilkie Collins BEFORE THE STORY. FIRST SCENE BOULOGNE-SUR-MER.THE DUEL. I. THE doctors could do no more for the Dowager Lady Berrick. When the medical advisers of a lady who has reached seventy years of age recommend the mild climate of the South of France, they mean in plain language that they have arrived at the end of their resources. Her ladyship gave the mild climate a fair trial, and then decided as she herself expressed it to die at home. Traveling slowly, she had ...

Keywords: Chastity Dueling -- Fiction England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Murder -- Fiction Priesthood -- Fiction Vow of -- Fiction
Rambles Beyond Railways; or, Notes in Cornwall taken A-foot

Rambles Beyond Railways; or, Notes in Cornwall taken A-foot


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2009

RAMBLES BEYOND RAILWAYS. LAMORNA COVE. RAMBLES BEYOND RAILWAYS OR, Notes in Cornwall taken A-Foot. By WILKIE COLLINS, AUTHOR OF ANTONINA, THE WOMAN IN WHITE, ETC. The Lands End, Cornwall. NEW EDITION. LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY: NEW BURLINGTON STREET. Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty. 1861. DEDICATED TO THE COMPANION OF MY WALK THROUGH CORNWALL, HENRY C. BRANDLING. PREFACE TO THE PRESENT EDITION. I visited Cornwall, for the first time, in the summer and autumn of 1850 and in the winter of the ...

Keywords: Cornwall (England : County) -- Description and travel
Stories By English Authors: France (Selected by Scribners)

Stories By English Authors: France (Selected by Scribners)


Robert Louis Stevenson
Wilkie Collins
Ouida
Hesba Stretton
s J Weyman

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Year of publication: 2006

STORIES BY ENGLISH AUTHORS FRANCE A LODGING FOR THE NIGHT, By Robert Louis Stevenson It was late in November, 1456. The snow fell over Paris with rigorous, relentless persistence sometimes the wind made a sally and scattered it in flying vortices sometimes there was a lull, and flake after flake descended out of the black night air, silent, circuitous, interminable. To poor people, looking up under moist eyebrows, it seemed a wonder where it all came from. Master Francis Villon had propounded an ...

Keywords: English France -- Fiction Short stories
Poor Miss Finch

Poor Miss Finch


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2002

POOR MISS FINCH by Wilkie Collins TO MRS. ELLIOT, OF THE DEANERY, BRISTOL. WILL YOU honor me by accepting the Dedication of this book, in remembrance of an uninterrupted friendship of many years More than one charming blind girl, in fiction and in the drama, has preceded Poor Miss Finch. But, so far as I know, blindness in these cases has been always exhibited, more or less exclusively, from the ideal and the sentimental point of view. The attempt here made is to appeal to an interest of another ...

Keywords: Blind women -- Fiction Brothers -- Fiction Domestic fiction Love stories Psychological fiction Sibling rivalry -- Fiction Twins -- Fiction
Miss or Mrs.?

Miss or Mrs.?


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2006

MISS OR MRS. by Wilkie Collins PERSONS OF THE STORY. Sir Joseph Graybrooke. . . . . . . . . .Knight Richard Turlington . . . . Of the Levant Trade Launcelot Linzie . .Of the College of Surgeons James Dicas. . . . . .Of the Roll of Attorneys Thomas Wildfang. . . . . .Superannuated Seaman Miss Graybrooke. . . . . . Sir Josephs Sister Natalie. . . . . . . . . Sir Josephs Daughter Lady Winwood . . . . . . . .Sir Josephs Niece Amelia, Sophia, and Dorothea. Lady Winwoods Stepdaughters Period: ...

Keywords: Detective and mystery stories England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction English Love stories
Little Novels

Little Novels


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 1999

LITTLE NOVELS By Wilkie Collins MRS. ZANT AND THE GHOST. I. THE course of this narrative describes the return of a disembodied spirit to earth, and leads the reader on new and strange ground. Not in the obscurity of midnight, but in the searching light of day, did the supernatural influence assert itself. Neither revealed by a vision, nor announced by a voice, it reached mortal knowledge through the sense which is least easily self-deceived: the sense that feels. The record of this event will of ...

Keywords: England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction
Jezebel's Daughter

Jezebel's Daughter


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 2002

JEZEBELS DAUGHTER by Wilkie Collins TO ALBERTO CACCIA Let me begin by informing you, that this new novel does not present the proposed sequel to my last work of fictionThe Fallen Leaves. The first part of that story has, through circumstances connected with the various forms of publications adopted thus far, addressed itself to a comparatively limited class of readers in England. When the book is finally reprinted in its cheapest formthen, and then only, it will appeal to the great audience of ...

Keywords: British -- Germany -- Fiction Death -- Fiction Germany -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Insanity -- Fiction Poisons -- Fiction Widows -- Fiction

"I Say No"


Wilkie Collins

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Year of publication: 1999

I SAY NO By Wilkie Collins BOOK THE FIRST AT SCHOOL. CHAPTER I. THE SMUGGLED SUPPER. Outside the bedroom the night was black and still. The small rain fell too softly to be heard in the garden not a leaf stirred in the airless calm the watch-dog was asleep, the cats were indoors far or near, under the murky heaven, not a sound was stirring. Inside the bedroom the night was black and still. Miss Ladd knew her business as a schoolmistress too well to allow night-lights and Miss Ladds young ladies ...

Keywords: Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction Mystery fiction

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