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Mad Monkton and Other Stories Wilkie Collins

Mad Monkton and Other Stories By Wilkie Collins

Mad Monkton and Other Stories by Wilkie Collins


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These 12 short stories, from different genres and spanning 30 years of Wilkie Collins writing, explore the uncanny and the underside of everyday life, produce ghost stories, and contribute to the newly emerging form of the detective novel.

Mad Monkton and Other Stories Summary

Mad Monkton and Other Stories by Wilkie Collins

Although Wilkie Collins is remembered primarily as the bestselling creator of the vogue for "Sensation fiction" in the 1860s, he was also prolific in many genres apart from the full-length novel. In particular, he produced a stream of original short stories. Adapting the tradition of the gothic tale of terror, he wrote ghost stories with a distinctively contemporary flavour, and also made a major contribution to the newly emerging form of the detective story. This volume has an introduction, which places the stories in the context of Collins's career and the Victorian literary scene. It brings together samples of his work from three decades, and demonstrates that as a purveyor of mystery, suspense and the uncanny, as a chronicler of the dark underside of everyday life in the mid-Victorian period, and as a story-teller who quickly seizes the reader's interest, and refuses to let go, Collins has few rivals. Other works by Norman Page include "Wilkie Collins: The Critical Heritage", "A Dickens Companion", "A Kipling Companion" and "E.M. Forster".

Table of Contents

A terribly strange bed; A stolen letter; Mad Monkton; The Ostler; The diary of Anne Rodway; The lady of Glenwith Grange; The dead hand; The biter bit; John Jago's ghost; The clergyman's confession; The captain's last love; Who killed Zebedee?

Additional information

GOR001879081
9780192822604
0192822608
Mad Monkton and Other Stories by Wilkie Collins
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1994-01-20
422
N/A
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