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© 2008

Wilkie Collins

A Literary Life

  • Authors
Book

Part of the Literary Lives book series (LL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Graham Law, Andrew Maunder
    Pages 1-18
  3. Graham Law, Andrew Maunder
    Pages 19-33
  4. Graham Law, Andrew Maunder
    Pages 34-46
  5. Graham Law, Andrew Maunder
    Pages 47-60
  6. Graham Law, Andrew Maunder
    Pages 61-81
  7. Graham Law, Andrew Maunder
    Pages 82-100
  8. Graham Law, Andrew Maunder
    Pages 101-123
  9. Graham Law, Andrew Maunder
    Pages 124-138
  10. Graham Law, Andrew Maunder
    Pages 139-157
  11. Graham Law, Andrew Maunder
    Pages 158-172
  12. Graham Law, Andrew Maunder
    Pages 173-183
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 184-214

About this book

Introduction

Wilkie Collins: A Literary Life draws on recently available business and personal correspondence to establish a fresh portrait of one of Victorian Britain's busiest authors. The book takes in Collins's notoriously complicated private life as well as his work as a professional author in the changing world of Victorian publishing.

Keywords

Anthony Collins Britain chronology education Great Britain publishing theatre Victorian era women writing

About the authors

GRAHAM LAW is Professor in Media Studies at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. He is the author of Serializing Fiction in the Victorian Press (2000) and editor of the Wilkie Collins Society Journal.

ANDREW MAUNDER is Lecturer in English at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He is the author of Bram Stoker (2006) and the editor of the series Varieties of Women's Sensation Fiction (2005).

Bibliographic information

Reviews

"Combining original scholarship on Collins's negotiation of the Victorian literary marketplace with lively readings of his fiction that also give a clear sense of recent trends both in Collins criticism and work on nineteenth-century popular fiction, the book serves equally well as an introduction to or an update on Collins and his literary and cultural contexts." - Lyn Pykett, Aberystwyth University