The Letters of Wilkie Collins

Volume 1: 1838–1865

  • Editors
  • William Baker
  • William M. Clarke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlvi
  2. William Baker, William M. Clarke
    Pages 1-39
  3. William Baker, William M. Clarke
    Pages 41-131
  4. William Baker, William M. Clarke
    Pages 133-170
  5. William Baker, William M. Clarke
    Pages 171-260
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 261-268

About this book


Wilkie Collins is the only leading Victorian novelist whose letters have not been published. This two-volume edition will thus fill a gaping hole in any assessment of one of the nineteenth century's most loved novelists. It is also extremely timely. Two recent biographies have re-assessed his private life and his literary achievements. His best known novels, The Woman in White and The Moonstone, continue to feature on television, and most of his thirty-odd novels are in print. This authorized edition covers more than 2,000 of Collins' letters.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-62293-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-09804-7
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