The Dead Secret
by Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Harper & Brothers 1874
Number of pages: 360
The Dead Secret grabs your heart until it is realized; then it lures the reader on again to discover if the secret exposed will be accepted in goodness for love and truth, or if the curse will destroy a family and their fortune. The strong female characters are moving and unforgettable; the gentlemen are both charming and eccentric. This is one of Wilkie Collins' best works.
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by Wilkie Collins - eBooks@Adelaide
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 neighbor, and when my leisure hours were passed with many other friends, all associated with literature and art.
by Wilkie Collins - Project Gutenberg
A novel written by Wilkie Collins based on the famous Boorn Brothers murder case. Jesse Boorn and Stephen Boorn were convicted of murdering a man who was later found alive. The case is the first documented wrongful murder conviction in US history.
by Wilkie Collins - ManyBooks
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