Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins : Three Great Novels - "Woman in White", "The Moonstone", "Law and the Lady"

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The Woman in White (1860) is a tale of mystery and mistaken identity told by its various characters in turn. From the moment when a lovely young woman suprises Walter Hartright in moonlit north London, Collins keeps the reader in suspense until the entire mesh of secrets is unwoven. In the Moonstone (1868) a fabulous yellow diamond disappears from the Verinders' country house in Yorkshire. Witnesses, suspects, and detectives all take up the story, and their narratives lead toward a melodramtic, unforeseeable conclusion. Valeria Woodville in The Law and the Lady (1875) must unravel the secrets of her husband's earlier life; she takes the law into her own hands and becomes one of the first woman detectives in fiction. Collins's memorable, opinionated characters and his masterful control of pace and plot make thse early thrillers as racy and exciting as any written today.
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  • Paperback | 1167 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 50mm | 639.56g
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192823337
  • 9780192823335

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