Armadale (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Armadale (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Wilkie Collins
     
 

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This 1866 novel tells of two men who share a name and a tragic, violent history.  The father of one murdered the father of the other; now the two sons seem fated by destiny—or the machinations of a beautiful but evil woman—to repeat this deadly history.

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This 1866 novel tells of two men who share a name and a tragic, violent history.  The father of one murdered the father of the other; now the two sons seem fated by destiny—or the machinations of a beautiful but evil woman—to repeat this deadly history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411458772
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
07/19/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
708
Sales rank:
1,332,836
File size:
821 KB

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Meet the Author



William Wilkie Collins (1824–1889) was considered the “godfather” of the detective novel. His “sensation novels” brought Collins great popularity in the Victorian era. He also focused on serious social and domestic issues. Collins published thirty novels (including The Woman in White), more than sixty short stories, and over a dozen plays, in addition to numerous nonfiction pieces.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 8, 1824
Date of Death:
September 23, 1889
Place of Birth:
London, England
Place of Death:
London, England
Education:
Studied law at Lincoln¿s Inn, London

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Armadale 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading The Woman in White, No Name and The Moonstone, I became a huge Wilkie Collins fan. I, too, stumbled on this book by accident and read it out of my appreciation for his writing style and the way Collins works up a good drama. I was not disappointed. This book has the best writing and most-developed plot as compared to his other novels. It kept me on the edge of my seat and reading long after I should have gone to bed. It is a long read (thank goodness) and I was sorely disappointed when the story finally came to a conclusion. If I could only be so lucky as to find another book as enjoyable as this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sadly, this was pretty bad. Written mostly as a diary, there wasn't enough dialogue between characters. Too much description, diary reading. Strange, because when Collins was dying and couldn't finish his last novel "Blind Love" he asked another author to finish it for him with lots of dialogue. My recommendations are the first in a series of mysteries.
Magdalena25 More than 1 year ago
After reading the Moonstone and Woman in White I became a huge Wilkie Collins fan. The storyline is amazing and quite thick. Its a little long due to the fact that it was first published as a serial work but it's worth it and the ending is quite explosive and satisfying.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I stumpled accross this book and bought it by chance, I began to read it as a challenge due to it's length and style but found after the first few pages utterly engaging. I think the most beautiful aspect of this book is the authors character construction, it is timeless and empathetic and very intellegent. One of the best books I have honestly ever read with an intriguing facinating plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quite a long, but not rambling novel. None of Wilkie Collins stories are--they gallop along with the plots gathering momentum as they progress. This one is full of odd and interesting occurances, plot twists, and twisted, coniving, complicated characters.
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