A Rogue's Life
by Wilkie Collins
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2011
The story offers the faithful reflection of a very happy time in my past life. It was written at Paris, when I had Charles Dickens for a near neighbor and a daily companion, and when my leisure hours were joyously passed with many other friends, all associated with literature and art.
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