Hide and Seek
Hide and Seek

Year of publication: 2005
Keywords: Deaf women -- Fiction Father figures -- Fiction Painters -- Fiction Psychological fiction Young men -- Fiction

Hide and Seek

Wilkie Collins

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HIDE AND SEEK By Wilkie Collins TO CHARLES DICKENS, THIS STORY IS INSCRIBED, AS A TOKEN OF ADMIRATION AND AFFECTION, BY HIS FRIEND, THE AUTHOR. PREFACE TO THE REVISED EDITION This novel ranks the third, in order of succession, of the works of fiction which I have produced. The history of its reception, on its first appearance, is soon told. Unfortunately for me, “Hide And Seek” was originally published in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-four, at the outbreak of the Crimean War. All England felt the absorbing interest of watching that serious national event; and new books—some of them books of far higher pretensions than mine—found the minds of readers in general pre-occupied or indifferent. My own little venture in fiction necessarily felt the adverse influence of the time. The demand among the booksellers was just large enough to exhaust the first edition, and there the sale of this novel, in its original form,...