by Wilkie Collins
Number of pages: 248
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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by Wilkie Collins - 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.
by Wilkie Collins - 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.
by Wilkie Collins - 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...
by Wilkie Collins - 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 ...