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Book cover: The Dead SecretThe Dead Secret
by - Harper & Brothers ,
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 ...
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Book cover: The Two DestiniesThe Two Destinies
by - Chatto & Windus ,
Collins explores the themes of 'destined spirits' and supernatural visions. George and Mary are childhood sweethearts in Suffolk's Greenwater Broad. George's separates them by taking his family to America where he subsequently dies...
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Book cover: Blind LoveBlind Love
by - Chatto & Windus ,
The novel is set during the Irish Land War of the early 1880s and tells the story of Iris Henley, a young woman who marries the 'wild' Lord Harry Norland, a member of an Irish secret society, and becomes unhappily drawn into a conspiracy plot...
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Book cover: The Woman in WhiteThe Woman in White
by - ManyBooks ,
This dramatic tale, inspired by an actual criminal case, is told through multiple narrators. Frederick Fairlie, a wealthy hypochondriac, hires virtuous Walter Hartright to tutor his niece Laura and her courageous half-sister, Marian Halcombe.
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Book cover: A Rogue's LifeA Rogue's Life
by - 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.
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Book cover: Antonina, or, The Fall of RomeAntonina, or, The Fall of Rome
by - Feedbooks ,
Young Antonia had the misfortune to live in interesting times -- the days when mighty Rome was brought low by the terror of the Goths, from the period of the march of the invaders over the Alps to the close of the first barbarian blockade of Rome.
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Book cover: No NameNo Name
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
No Name by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century novel revolving upon the issue of illegitimacy. It combines social commentary - the absurdity of the law as it applied to children of unmarried parents - with a densely-plotted revenge thriller.
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Book cover: The Evil GeniusThe Evil Genius
by - Project Gutenberg ,
The story of divorce and remarriage, unfaithfulness, and children battered helplessly on the storms of their parents' passions. Collins' boldness in drawing sympathetic portraits of both the wife and 'the other woman' is astonishingly modern.
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Book cover: The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern VeniceThe Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Famed for his detective literature, Collins often preferred to indulge his predilection for the occult. Venice provides the scenery, the grim waterways and palaces which the author haunts with mysterious women, grotesques, and bloody conspiracies.
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Book cover: The Dead AliveThe Dead Alive
by - 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.
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Book cover: The MoonstoneThe Moonstone
by - Century ,
The first english detective novel is surely a masterpiece of suspense. The Moonstone is a yellow diamond which disappears and detectives, suspects and witnesses each tell this story in turn. The Moonstone itself transcends the genre of detective story.
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