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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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This volume has a substantial and informative introduction which places these stories in the context of Collins's career and the Victorian literary scene. It brings together samples of his work from three decades.

Mad Monkton and Other Stories Summary

Mad Monkton and Other Stories by Wilkie Collins

Although Wilkie Collins is remembered primarily as the best-selling 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 often brillant and 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 a substantial and informative 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.

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

GOR009450270
9780192837721
0192837729
Mad Monkton and Other Stories by Wilkie Collins
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1998-10-15
422
N/A
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