ISBN-10: 1358337284

ISBN-13: 9781358337284

ISBN-10: 1977940137

ISBN-13: 9781977940131

Curl up with After darkish, the 1st selection of early detective fiction grasp Wilkie Collins' brief tales. together with a various array of mysteries, stories of homicide, and family members drama in wartime and different chaotic settings, this engrossing assortment is certain to have anything that appeals to each reader.

William Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 – 23 September 1889) used to be an English novelist, playwright, and brief tale author. His best-known works are the lady in White (1859), No identify (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The final is taken into account the 1st sleek English detective novel.

Born into the kinfolk of painter William Collins in London, he lived along with his relations in Italy and France as a baby and realized French and Italian. He labored as a clerk for a tea service provider. After his first novel, Antonina, was once released in 1850, he met Charles Dickens, who grew to become a detailed good friend, mentor and collaborator. a few of Collins's works have been first released in Dickens' journals all of the 12 months around and loved ones phrases and the 2 collaborated on drama and fiction.

Collins released his top recognized works within the 1860s and completed monetary balance and a global popularity. in the course of that point he all started being affected by gout. After taking opium for the soreness, he constructed an dependancy. throughout the 1870s and Eighteen Eighties the standard of his writing declined together with his health.

Collins was once serious of the establishment of marriage and not married; he break up his time among Caroline Graves, aside from a two-year separation, and his common-law spouse Martha Rudd, with whom he had 3 children.

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