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									Wilkie CollinsWilkie Collins
If you think Victorian literature is quaint, you haven’t read anything by Wilkie Collins. Often considered the father of the English detective novel, Collins has thrilled readers with suspenseful gothic tales such as The Woman in White and The Moonstone.

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Wilkie Collins
Also Known As:
William Wilkie Collins (full name)
Date of Birth:
December 8, 1824
Place of Birth:
London, England
Date of Death:
September 23, 1889
Place of Death:
London, England
Studied law at Lincoln’s Inn, London

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The Woman in White
by Wilkie Collins
The Woman in White remains one of Collins’s most suspenseful, tightly spun novels and is considered by many to be his best. Told in multiple voices, it lays out the story of a woman’s unfortunate marriage and her true love’s attempt to save her from it, before it’s too late.

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*  Antonina: Or the Fall of Rome (1850)
*  Basil (1852)
*  The Woman in White (1860)
*  The Moonstone (1868)
*  A Rogue's Life (1879)
*  Guilty River (1886)
*  Blind Love (1890)
*  The Fallen Leaves (1979)

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A Collins Classic

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The Moonstone
by Wilkie Collins
The intrepid Sergeant Cuff from Collins's 1868 novel The Moonstone became a model of the detective hero in English literature. Dorothy L. Sayers once called this Collins favorite "probably the very finest detective story ever written."

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Pen Pals

In 1851, Collins began a long and influential friendship with Charles Dickens, druing a period where they were both dabbling in amateur theatrical productions. He joined the staff of Dickens's Household Worlds magazine in 1856 and collaborated with him on pieces for the publication.

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