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William Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 – 23 September 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and writer of short stories. He was hugely popular in his time, and wrote 27 novels, more than 50 short stories, at least 15 plays, and over 100 pieces of non-fiction work. His best-known works are The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale and No Name.

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The Woman in White

by Wilkie Collins

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 1860. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is...

The Moonstone

by Wilkie Collins

Widely regarded as the precursor of the modern mystery and suspense novels, The Moonstone tells of the events surrounding the disappearance of a mysterious (and cursed) yellow diamond. T. S. Eliot called it...

Antonina, or, The Fall of Rome

by Wilkie Collins

Ancient Rome, AD 408: Young Antonia had the misfortune to live in interesting times -- the days when mighty Rome was brought low by the terror of the Goths.

Eine verhängnisvolle Erbschaft

The Law and the Lady

by Wilkie Collins

Valeria Woodville's first act as a married woman is to sign her name in the marriage register incorrectly, and this slip is followed by the gradual disclosure of a series of secrets about her husband's earlier...


by Wilkie Collins

A tale of criminality, almost revolting from its domestic horrors.

No Name

by Wilkie Collins

No Name (1862) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century novel revolving around the issue of illegitimacy. The story begins in 1846, at Combe-Raven in West Somersetshire, the country residence of the happy Vanstone...

The Legacy of Cain

by Wilkie Collins

When a condemned woman asks the local Minister to take her daughter home, the childless man is touched and finds himself unable to refuse. Yet the prisoner is unrepentant of the murder of her husband. Will her...

The Black Robe

by Wilkie Collins

A high ranking Catholic priest schemes to recover land considered Church property.


by Wilkie Collins

Armadale (1866) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century semi-epistolary novel. Some chapters consist of letters between the various characters, while other chapters record the events as the characters perceive them....

La Piste du crime

by Wilkie Collins

Dans le train qui l'emmène en voyage de noces à Ramsgate, Valéria Woodville pense aux semaines qui ont précédé son mariage : sa rencontre avec Eustache, ses rapides fiançailles avec lui, l'inquiétude...

L'Hôtel Hanté

by Wilkie Collins

Le précurseur de la «detective novel», le «Gaboriau anglais», les qualificatifs ne manquent pas pour qualifier le premier grand auteur de romans policiers anglais, des années avant Arthur Conan Doyle et...

Le secret

by Wilkie Collins

Le secret En cette nuit du 23 août 1829, sur la côte déchiquetée des Cornouailles, la résidence d'été des Treverton n'est plus que silence et ténèbres. Le manoir tout entier est suspendu aux battements...


by Charles Dickens & Wilkie Collins

Après avoir abandonné son enfant à sa naissance à l'Hospice des Enfants Trouvés, une jeune mère prise de remords le récupère à l'âge de douze ans. Walter Wilding connaît alors une existence heureuse...

Je dis non

by Wilkie Collins

En 1881, la jeune Emily Brown et sa meilleure amie Cecilia Wyvil sont pensionnaires dans une école pour jeunes filles. Peu avant les vacances estivales, Emily, apprend qu'une jeune professeur est renvoyée....

C'était écrit

by Wilkie Collins

Iris Henley est brouillée avec son père : Celui-ci souhaite la voir épouser Hugues Montjoie, profondément épris d'Iris. Mais Iris aime un autre homme, Lord Harry. Malheureusement, la vie dissolue de celui-ci...