My Miscellanies (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

My Miscellanies (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by Wilkie Collins
     
 

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This collection represents the common themes of Wilkie Collins’s writings: light-hearted stories, serious social commentary, and historical narratives. They range in subject from groaning over boring fiction to accounts of battles. The 24 essays and short fictions include many originally published in periodicals, such as “The Poisoned Meal”

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This collection represents the common themes of Wilkie Collins’s writings: light-hearted stories, serious social commentary, and historical narratives. They range in subject from groaning over boring fiction to accounts of battles. The 24 essays and short fictions include many originally published in periodicals, such as “The Poisoned Meal” and “Memoirs of an Adopted Son.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411441439
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/08/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
664
File size:
446 KB

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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