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Mad Monkton and Other Stories

Mad Monkton and Other Stories( )
Author: Collins, Wilkie
Editor: Page, Norman
Introduction by: Page, Norman
As told to: Al-Solaylee, Kamal
Series title:Oxford World's Classics Ser.
Publication Date:Apr 1999
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $10.95
Book Description:

Although Wilkie Collins is remembered primarily as the best-selling creator of the vogue for `sensation fiction' in the 1860s, he was also prolific in many genres apart from the full-length novel. In particular, he produced a stream of often brillant and original short stories. Adapting thetradition of the Gothic tale of terror, he wrote ghost stories with a distinctively contemporary flavour and also made a major contribution to the newly emerging form of the detective story.This...
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Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5 x 7.7 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:0.638 Pounds
Author Biography
Collins, Wilkie (Author)
Wilkie Collins was born in London, England on January 8, 1824. He worked first in business and then law, but eventually turned to literature. During his lifetime, he wrote 30 novels, more than 60 short stories, at least 14 plays, and more than 100 non-fiction pieces. His works include Antonia, The Woman in White, The Moonstone, The Haunted Hotel, and Heart and Science. He was a close friend of Charles Dickens and collaborated with him. He died on September 23, 1889.


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