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The moonstone and The woman in white

Wilkie Collins

The moonstone and The woman in white

by Wilkie Collins

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Published by Modern Library in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesThe Woman in white
StatementWith a foreword by Alexander Woollcott. --
SeriesA Modern library giant -- G33
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR4494 .M6 1964
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 843 p. --
Number of Pages843
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26571169M

The Moonstone is one of the first true works of detective fiction, in which Wilkie Collins established the groundwork for the genre itself. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction by Sandra Kemp. The Moonstone, a priceless yellow diamond, is looted from an Indian temple and maliciously bequeathed to Rachel  › Crime, Thrillers & Mystery › Mystery.   William Wilkie Collins (8 January – 23 September ) was an English novelist, playwright and short story writer best known for The Woman in White () and The Moonstone (). The last has been called the first modern English detective to the family of a painter, William Collins, in London, he grew up in Italy and France, learning French and ://

  Early eighteenth-century printer Samuel Richardson had established the novel's feminine protagonist with Pamela in Even Dickens' Agnes and Dora in David Copperfield are recognizable as stereotypes, but Collins's heroines set new standards for the literary depiction of women and their problems. Marion Halcombe is fully independent of men, and Laura Fairlie in The Woman in White COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus

  The Woman in White is generally regarded as the first Sensation Novel and inspired numerous imitations, most notably from Mary Braddon. The story is in part based on an eighteenth century case of abduction and wrongful imprisonment, taken from Mejan's Recueil des Causes uses the theme of substituted identity, a favourite with Collins, and also attacks the misuse Wilkie Collins, Writer: The Moonstone. Related News. Exclusive Preview Pages from Daphne Byrne #4 and Q&a with Writer Laura Marks and Artist Kelley Jones


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The book review of The Moonstone was particularly a little hard to write. The Moonstone was called ‘the first and the best of modern English detective novel’ by T. Eliot. It certainly laid the foundation of detective fiction but it isn’t the :// The Woman in White famously opens with Walter Hartright's eerie encounter on a moonlit London d as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie, Walter is drawn into the sinister intrigues of Sir Percival Glyde and his "charming" friend Count Fosco, who has a taste for white mice, vanilla bonbons and :// The Woman in White wraps up with karmic justice and unusual living arrangements.

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Wilkie Collins’s spellbinding tale of romance, theft, and murder inspired a hugely popular genre–the detective mystery. Hinging on the theft of an enormous diamond originally stolen from an Indian shrine, this riveting novel features the innovative Sergeant Cuff, the hilarious house steward Gabriel Betteridge, a lovesick housemaid, and a mysterious band of Indian ://About The Woman in White.

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