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The Letters of Wilkie Collins

Volume 2 1866–1889

  • Editors
  • William Baker
  • William M. Clarke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. William Baker, William M. Clarke
    Pages 269-313
  3. William Baker, William M. Clarke
    Pages 315-376
  4. William Baker, William M. Clarke
    Pages 377-424
  5. William Baker, William M. Clarke
    Pages 425-490
  6. William Baker, William M. Clarke
    Pages 491-513
  7. William Baker, William M. Clarke
    Pages 515-567
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 569-616

About this book

Introduction

Wilkie Collins is the only leading Victorian novelist whose letters have not been published. This two-volume edition, edited by William Baker and William Clarke, fills 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 Women in White and The Moonstone, continue to feature on television, and most of his thirty-odd novels are still in print. This authorised edition reproduces his selection of around 700 key letters of the 2,000 known to be in existence, some recently discovered. Summaries and sources of the remaining letters are provided in an appendix.

Keywords

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