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"This is one of those rare books that quickly became the standard work in its field. Professor White has done justice to the complexity of her subject.­"—Anne Firor Scott, Duke University

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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-­loved, essential classics. ‘The woman who first gives life, light, and form to our shadowy conceptions of beauty, fills a void in our spiritual nature that has remained unknown to us till she appeared.­’ One of the earliest works of ‘detective’ fiction with a narrative woven together from multiple characters, Wilkie Collins partly based his infamous novel on a real-­life eighteenth century case of abduction and wrongful imprisonment. In 1859, the story caused a sensation with its readers, hooking their attention with the ghostly first scene where the mysterious ‘Woman in White’ Anne Catherick comes across Walter Hartright. Chilling, suspenseful and tense in mood, the novel remains as emotive for its readers today as when it was first published.

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The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins, is part of the Literary Classics Collection, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of the Literary Classics Collection:

- New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
- Biographies of the authors
- Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
- Footnotes and endnotes
- Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
- Comments by other famous authors
- Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
- Bibliographies for further reading
- Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate

All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical . . .

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Lynn Shepherd’s first acclaimed novel of historical suspense, Murder at Mansfield Park, brilliantly reimagined the time of Jane Austen. Now, in this spellbinding new triumph, she introduces an unforgettable duo of detectives into the gaslit world of Dickens.­London, 1850. Charles Maddox had been an up-­and-­coming officer for the Metropolitan police until a charge of insubordination abruptly ended his career. Now he works alone, struggling to eke out a living by tracking down criminals. Whenever he needs it, he has the help of his great-­uncle Maddox, a legendary “thief taker,­” a detective as brilliant and intuitive as they come.­On Charles’s latest case, he’ll need all the assistance he can get.­To his shock, Charles has been approached by Edward Tulkinghorn, the shadowy and feared attorney, who offers him a handsome price to do some sleuthing for a client. Powerful financier Sir Julius Cremorne has been receiving threatening letters, and Tulkinghorn wants Charles to—discreetly—find . . .

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Lynn Shepherd’s first acclaimed novel of historical suspense, Murder at Mansfield Park, brilliantly reimagined the time of Jane Austen. Now, in this spellbinding new triumph, she introduces an unforgettable duo of detectives into the gaslit world of Dickens.­London, 1850. Charles Maddox had been an up-­and-­coming officer for the Metropolitan police until a charge of insubordination abruptly ended his career. Now he works alone, struggling to eke out a living by tracking down criminals. Whenever he needs it, he has the help of his great-­uncle Maddox, a legendary “thief taker,­” a detective as brilliant and intuitive as they come.­On Charles’s latest case, he’ll need all the assistance he can get.­To his shock, Charles has been approached by Edward Tulkinghorn, the shadowy and feared attorney, who offers him a handsome price to do some sleuthing for a client. Powerful financier Sir Julius Cremorne has been receiving threatening letters, and Tulkinghorn wants Charles to—discreetly—find . . .

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This Halcyon Classics ebook contains four novels widely considered to among the best of 19th century British novelist Wilkie Collin's works. Collins (1824-­1889) was a hugely popular and prolific writer, producing thirty novels, more than sixty short stories, fourteen plays, and more than a hundred works of non-­fiction.

While many of Collin's works remain popular, THE WOMAN IN WHITE, NO NAME, ARMADALE, and THE MOONSTONE are considered to be his finest works. Collins was a pioneer of the modern mystery/detective novel, and he also wrote on the plight of women and on the social and domestic issues of his time.

THE MOONSTONE is widely regarded as the precursor of the modern mystery and suspense novels. T. S. Eliot called it "the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels.. in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe", and by Dorothy L. Sayers as "probably the very finest detective story ever written.­"

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(1859) by Wilkie Collins (1824-­1889) was considered to be one of the first mystery novels. It follows the story of “Walter Hartright, a young art teacher, meets a mysterious and distressed woman dressed in white. He helps her on her way, but later learns that she has escaped from an asylum. Next day, he travels to Limmeridge House in Cumberland, having been hired as a drawing master on the recommendation of his friend, Pesca, an Italian language master. The Limmeridge household comprises the invalid Frederick Fairlie, and Walter's students: Laura Fairlie, Mr Fairlie's niece, and Marian Halcombe, her devoted half-­sister. Hartright realises that Laura bears an astonishing resemblance to the woman in white, who is known to the household and whose name is Anne Catherick. The mentally disabled Anne had lived near Limmeridge as a child and was devoted to Laura's mother, who first dressed her in white. (Citation from Wikipedia: The free Encyclopaedia) Mermaids Classics, an imprint of . . .

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Fans of Victorian Mysteries are in for a treat! Included in this collection:

'The Moonstone - Special "Magic" Edition'
'No Name'
'The Woman In White - Special Edition'
'After Dark'

'The Moonstone - Special "Magic" Edition'

'The Moonstone' was described by T. S. Eliot as 'the first and greatest of English detective novels.­' Published in 1868, it is one of the two books (with 'The Woman in White') for which Collins is most famous. Several incidents in the story are taken from the real life Constance Kent Road Case and the plot is Collins at his diabolical best. Many of 'The Moonstone''s elements have since become classic features of the detective novel: the eventual conviction of the least-­likely suspect; a bungling investigation led by local police and taken over by a more perceptive, slightly eccentric detective, the idea of a 'mcguffin' or object (in this case a diamond) that everyone wants and around which the plot pivots - to name but a few of the classic tropes . . .

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'In one moment, every drop of blood in my body was brought to a stop... There, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth, stood the figure of a solitary Woman, dressed from head to foot in white'  Wilkie Collins’ fifth published novel, ‘The Woman in White’ caused unprecedented excitement when it appeared in 1859 and has not lost its capacity to thrill. It is arguably the author’s masterpiece and is widely regarded to be among the first mystery novels, as well as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of “sensation novels.­”  Collins invented the "cliff-­hanger", and given the 40 or so of them that strategically punctuate his novel, it's not difficult to see why this Victorian mystery continues to enthrall us. The book famously opens with Walter Hartright's eerie encounter on a moonlit London road with a mysterious woman dressed head to toe in white. She is in a state of confusion and distress, and when Hartright helps her find her way back to London she warns him against . . .

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pubOne.­info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve.

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Melodrama / 4m, 6f or 3m, 7f / This laugh oriented, old fashioned melodrama is based on Wilkie Collins' classic and it's wild, fast and funny. It features a disreputable (and hilarious) villain who dispatches his adversaries with nefarious ease and even seals his wife in a madhouse to steal her vast fortune! He battles a wicked countess in one of the most uproarious fight scenes ever staged! When all else fails, he engineers mock funerals. But he's scared of the mysterious "woman in white" who's escaped from the asylum to seek him out. Abandoned wives, insolent servants, lawyers, hypochondriacs and manly drawing masters parade across the stage in gales of comedy terminating only when the villain is brought to justice in an audience cheering, outrageous and spectacular finale. Designed for an easy rehearsal schedule and simple production, this delight is suitable for all groups looking for a play that's fun to perform.

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Esta edición tiene por objetivo hacer la tarea de leer los clásicos de la Lengua Inglesa más fácil, así adicionamos al libro un glosario con las definiciones en Español de muchas de las palabras presentes en el texto original. Para ver el significado de una palabra basta clicar en la misma! This edition is intended to help the advanced learner by providing Spanish translations of most words found in the text. To find the definition of a word, just follow the link on it to its glossary entry. Reading the classics never was this easy!

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У романі популярного англійського письменника-­романіста (1824-­1889), одного із зачинателів детективного жанру, розповідається про злочин, задуманий і здійснений заради грошей. Сер Персіваль Глайд запроторює свою дружину в божевільню й одержує її спадщину.
Автор таврує жадобу до грошей, звеличує чесність і мужність, що дозволяють головному героєві твору викрити жахливу змову.

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