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Wilkie Collins - 9780099287476

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  • Product code: AGDRR
  • ISBN: 9780099287476
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.9cm x 13.1cm
  • Pages: 208
  • Publish date: 07/03/2013

Wilkie Collins (Paperback)

Wilkie Collins - 9780099287476

Peter Ackroyd


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Short and oddly built, with a head too big for his body, extremely short-sighted, unable to stay still, dressed in colourful clothes, Wilkie Collins looked distinctly strange. But he was none the less a charmer, befriended by the great, loved by children, irresistibly attractive to women - and avidly read by generations of readers. Peter Ackroyd follows his hero, 'the sweetest-tempered of all the Victorian novelists', from his childhood as the son of a well-known artist to his struggling beginnings as a writer, his years of fame and his life-long friendship with the other great London chronicler, Charles Dickens. As well as his enduring masterpieces, "The Moonstone" - often called the first true detective novel - and the sensational "The Woman in White", he produced an intriguing array of lesser-known works. Told with Ackroyd's inimitable verve, this is a ravishingly entertaining life of a great storyteller, full of surprises, rich in humour and sympathetic understanding.

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Product Details

  • Product code: AGDRR
  • ISBN: 9780099287476
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.9cm x 13.1cm
  • Pages: 208
  • Publish date: 07/03/2013

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