Wilkie Collins's Library

Wilkie Collins's Library

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Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) is a major British Victorian novelist, dramatist, short story writer, and journalist. He has been the subject of two recent biographies, and a revival of interest in his works is now under way. An indispensable reference for scholars interested in Collins and Victorian literature, this book includes a narrative discussion of the contents of his library and its auction and provides annotated entries for individual items. In reconstructing his library, this reference offers a thorough analysis of the books he owned and his response to them and thus illuminates Collins as a reader and writer.Now let me think of the next book that you will write, and let me own frankly where I see some form for improvement in what the painters ... Next time, I want more of the humour which breaks out so delightfully in old a#39;Quilleasha#39;. ... take every opportunity of presenting contrasts, and brightening the picture at the right placeaquot; (15 March 1888: Letters, II, 553-54). ... a Crime were published by Chatto and Windus, who from November 1874 had a seven-year lease on WCa#39;s available copyrights.

Title:Wilkie Collins's Library
Author:William Baker
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 2002-01-01


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