Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White


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The Woman in White is an epistolary novel written by Wilkie Collins in 1859, serialized in 1859-1860, and first published in book form in 18…

Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Volume 2


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In the six volumes of the Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories, Julian Hawthorne presents us thrilling and mysterious s…

Ein tiefes Geheimnis


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Alle halten die Gesellschafterin Sara Leeson für eine rätselhafte Person. Nach dem Tod ihrer Herrin Mistreß Treverton verste…

The Moonstone


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The story concerns a young woman called Rachel Verinder who inherits a large Indian diamond, the Moonstone, on her eighteenth birthday. The …

I Say No


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Emily Brown is an orphan girl that almost no one can help but love when they meet her. She is pursued by two worthy men: Mr. Alban Morris, t…

The Haunted Hotel, A Mystery of Modern Venice


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A kind, good-hearted genteel young woman jilted, a suspicious death or two that only a few think could be murder, strange apparitions appear…

The Law and the Lady


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Valeria Brinton marries Eustace Woodville despite objections from Woodville's family leading to disquiet for Valeria's own family and friend…

Fräulein Minna und der Reitknecht


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Minnas neuer Reitknecht Michael kennt weder seine Mutter noch seinen Vater. Sie ist fasziniert von dem Mann, der versucht, das Beste aus sei…

Eine Ehestandstragödie


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Eine reiche Witwe heiratet einen Gentleman ohne Vermögen. Bald schon kommt es zum Streit zwischen den Eheleuten und der Mann verschwind…

Fräulein oder Frau?


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Die schöne Natalie Graybrooke liebt ihre Vetter Launcelot Linzie, doch ihr Vater, Sir Joseph Graybrooke, will sie mit seinem Geschä…

A House to Let


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A House to Let is a short story originally published in 1858 in the Christmas edition of Dickens' Household Words magazine. Each of the cont…

The Dead Secret


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"Everything in life has a price. May be, telling a Secret has the highest. However, not telling may be worse. What will Sarah choose? w…

The Black Robe


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The church has lost out on a valuable piece of land through wars and transfers. Father Benwell is determined to reclaim that property by the…

The Frozen Deep


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The Frozen Deep is a story of a love triangle between Clara, Frank and Richard, spiced up with dangerous expeditions, mysterious visions and…

Poor Miss Finch


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“Poor Miss Finch.” That is what everyone calls the courageous protagonist of this book. In other words, “poor thing, she’s blind, isn’t it a…

No Name


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The story begins in 1846, at Combe-Raven in West Somersetshire, the country residence of the happy Vanstone family. When Andrew Vanstone is …

Short Ghost and Horror Collection 018


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A collection of twenty stories featuring ghoulies, ghosties, long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night. Expect shivers up …

Miss or Mrs.?


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Natalie Graybrooke is in love with her cousin Launcelot Linzie, but engaged to Mr. Turlington, an older man who covets her fortune and whom …

The Queen of Hearts


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The elderly Brothers Owen, Morgan and Griffith live a quiet, retired life in the countryside, which is turned upside-down by Griffith's ward…

Armadale


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The novel has a convoluted plot about two distant cousins both named Allan Armadale. The father of one had murdered the father of the other …

The Evil Genius


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The Evil Genius, one of Wilkie Collins' last works, is subtitled "A Domestic Scene". It is the intriguing tale of family Linley, i…

The Dead Alive


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Ill feelings exist between the Meadowcroft sons and John Jago, the foreman of the Meadowcroft estate. Then, John Jago disappears, and a body…

Basil


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Basil, son of a father who values the family pedigree and who would not let him marry below his station, falls in love at first sight with a…

Jezebel's Daughter


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A brilliant chemist and a shrewd businessman — die on the same day. The widow of the chemist, Mrs. Fontaine, is left with the poisons he was…

Hide and Seek


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The artist Valentine Blyth has a very generous heart. He lovingly cares for his invalid wife, rescues a deaf orphan girl from maltreatment i…

The Two Destinies


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Mary Dermody is destined to be together with George Germaine one day, or so at least her grandmother prophesizes. Destiny at first doesn't s…

The Guilty River


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After his father’s death Gerard Roylake returns from Germany to take up his inheritance at Trimley Deen. On one evening he meets his childho…

A Rogue's Life


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"[T]he story offers the faithful reflection of a very happy time in my past life. It was written at Paris, when I had Charles Dickens f…

Man and Wife


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This 1870 novel by Wilkie Collins centers around a peculiarity of Scottish law of that time, according to which any man and woman 'who were …

La Femme en blanc


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La Femme en blanc, roman à sensation (« sensation novel ») ou à suspense, dont le succès ne s’est jamais d&…

After Dark


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William Kerby is in danger of losing his sight, which would hit him especially hard as he is a painter. Only rest can preserve it, but a man…

Blind Love


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Blind Love, also published under the titles Iris and The Lord Harry is Wilkie Collins' last novel, completed after his death by Walter Besan…

Mad Monkton


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« Alfred Monkton baissa tout à coup la voix d’un air mystérieux. - Je crois à la prophétie, parce que Step…

L’Hôtel hanté


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Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), ami de Charles Dickens (1802-1870), contemporain d’Emile Gaboriau (1832-1873) et précurseur du roman pol…

Short Story Collection Vol. 043


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LibriVox’s Short Story Collection 043: a collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain read by a group of LibriVox members.

The Moonstone (version 2)


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Said to be the first detective novel ever written, it is wonderful for its blending of the intrigues of romance with the conventional sleigh…

Le Secret


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En cette nuit d’été du 23 août 1829, sur la côte déchiquetée des Cornouailles, la résidence d…

The Woman in White - version 2


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Possibly Wilkie Collins' most famous novel, The Woman In White remade the Gothic Horror novel by taking its characters and tropes and settin…

International Short Stories Volume 2: English Stories


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The second volume of a 3 volume anthology, this work focuses on 'English' short stories, although it includes writers from other parts of th…

La Pierre de Lune


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Qui a volé la Pierre de Lune, ce magnifique diamant rapporté des Indes, qui disparaît alors même qu’il vient d’&ec…

Baisers furtifs, conte de Noël anglais


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William Wilkie Collins (8 janvier 1824-23 septembre 1889) est un écrivain britannique de l’époque victorienne, contemporain et…

Heart and Science: A Story of the Present Time


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Heart and Science is one of Wilkie Collins' didactic novels. It is the story of young doctor Ovid Vere, who fights for his love against all …

Sans nom


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Nul doute que Wilkie Collins n’ait donné avec Sans nom l’un de ses plus intraitables chefs-d’œuvre : celui en tout cas qui privera le…