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Wilkie Collins: A Brief Life: Library Edition
By Gildart Jackson (narrator) and Peter Ackroyd
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Publisher Blackstone Audio Inc
Publication date October 6, 2015
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781504636742
ISBN-10 1504636740
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 6 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $55.00
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A gripping, short biography of the extraordinary Wilkie Collins, author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White, two early masterpieces of mystery and detection

Short and oddly built, with a head too big for his body, extremely near-sighted, unable to stay still, dressed in colorful clothes-Wilkie Collins looked distinctly strange. But he was nonetheless 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 lifelong friendship with the other great London chronicler, Charles Dickens. In addition to his enduring masterpieces, The Moonstone-often called the first true detective novel-and the sensational The Woman in White, Collins 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 humor and sympathetic understanding.



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9781504636742 | details & prices | 6.50 × 6.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $55.00
About: A gripping, short biography of the extraordinary Wilkie Collins, author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White, two early masterpieces of mystery and detectionShort and oddly built, with a head too big for his body, extremely near-sighted, unable to stay still, dressed in colorful clothes-Wilkie Collins looked distinctly strange.

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