Wilkie Collins

by Lyn Pykett

Book review

Wilkie Collins is mainly remembered for his best-selling sensation novel The Woman in White and his detective mystery The Moonstone, both published in the 1860s. However, in a literary career spanning nearly forty years he wrote over twenty novels, several plays, and numerous short stories in which his preoccupations with Victorian society are revealed. Irregular liaisons, the chaotic state of the marriage laws, social and psychological identity, and the recurring themes in Collins's fiction. Lyn Pykett looks at Collins's long and varied career in relation to the changing circumstances of his own life, a changing literary marketplace, and the changing worlds of nineteenth-century Britain, as well as further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index.

Title
ISBN9780192840349
Author
PublisherOxford University Press, USA
Release date 01.10.2005
Pages count272
File size7.5 Mb
eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
Book rating3.88 (16 votes)

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