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Wilkie Collins (1824–1889) used to be an English novelist, playwright, and writer of brief tales. Collins's works have been categorised on the time as "sensation novels," a style noticeable these days because the precursor to detective and suspense fiction. He additionally wrote penetratingly at the plight of girls and at the social and family problems with his time.

Table of Contents:

Introduction:

Wilkie Collins' Charms (Biography via Olive Logan)

Memoirs of the lifetime of William Collins (With choices From His Journals and Correspondence)

Novels:

"I Say No"

A Rogue's Life

Antonina

Armadale

Basil

Blind Love

Guilty River

Heart and Science

Hide and Seek

Jezebel's Daughter

Man and Wife

No Name

Poor leave out Finch

The Black Robe

The lifeless Secret

The Evil Genius

The Fallen Leaves

The legislations and The Lady

The Legacy of Cain

The Moonstone

The New Magdalen

The Destinies

The lady in White

Novellas and brief Stories:

After The Dark

The Ostler

Mr. Wray's funds Box

The Queen of Hearts

A condo To Let

The Haunted condominium ("The Ghost within the cabinet Room")

My Miscellanies

No Thoroughfare

Miss or Mrs?

"Blow up with the Brig!"

The Hidden Cash

The Perils of definite English Prisoners

The Lazy journey of 2 Idle Apprentices

The final degree Coachman

The deadly Cradle

The Frozen Deep and different Stories

The Captain's final Love

The lifeless Hand

The Devil's Spectacles

The First Officer's Confession

Farmer Fairweather

Fatal Fortune

Fie! Fie! Or The reasonable Physician

Love's Random Shot

The hour of darkness Mass

Nine O'Clock

A Passage within the lifetime of Mr. Perugino Potts

The Haunted Hotel

My Lady's Money

Who Killed Zebedee

Little Novels

The Poetry Did It

A unhappy demise and A courageous Life

The dual Sisters

Volpurno - Or The Student

John Steadiman's Account (The smash of The Golden Mary)

A Message from The Sea

The Seafaring Man

The lifeless Alive

Complete Plays

Memoirs, Letters and Literary Writings

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