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Wilkie Collins Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Ioláni; Or, Tahíti as It Was (1840)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antonina; Or, The Fall of Rome (1850)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twin Sisters (1851)Description / Buy at Amazon
Basil (1852)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nine O' Clock (1852)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Passage in the Life of Mr. Perugino Potts (1852)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hide and Seek (1854)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mad Monkton And Other Stories (1855)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Yellow Mask & Other Stories (1855)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Secret (1856)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Rogue's Life (1856)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lawyer's Story of a Stolen Letter (1856)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Diary of Anne Rodway (1856)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Cottage (1857)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fair Penitent (1857)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Hand (1857)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Family Secret (1857)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Biter Bit (1858)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fauntleroy (1858)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Plot in Private Life, and Other Tales (1858)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blow Up with the Brig (1859)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Parson's Scruple (1859)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Woman in White (1859)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fatal Cradle (1861)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Name (1862)Description / Buy at Amazon
Armadale (1866)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Moonstone (By: Vincent Starrett) (1868)Description / Buy at Amazon
Man and Wife (1870)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poor Miss Finch (1872)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Magdalen (1873)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fatal Fortune (1874)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Law and the Lady (1875)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Jeromette and the Clergyman (1875)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Two Destinies (1876)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Captain and the Nymph (1876)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Percy and the Prophet (1877)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Bertha and the Yankee (1877)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Marmaduke and the Minister (1878)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fallen Leaves (1879)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Spectacles (1879)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Killed Zebedee? (1880)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jezebel's Daughter (1880)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Robe (1881)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Cosway and the Landlady (1881)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Morris and the Stranger (1881)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fye! Fye! or the Fair Physician (1882)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart and Science (1883)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Lismore And The Widow (1883)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Say No (1884)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Medhurst and the Princess (1884)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Lepel and the Housekeeper (1884)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Zant and the Ghost (1885)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poetry Did It (1885)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Evil Genius (1886)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Dulane and My Lord (1886)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Guilty River (1886)Description / Buy at Amazon
Farmer Fairweather (1886)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Sad and Brave Life (1886)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Legacy of Cain (1888)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blind Love (1890)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Mina and the Groom (1890)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Jasper's Secret (With: Henry Morford) (1905)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

with Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Adelaide Anne Procter
The Last Stage Coachman (1843)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Wray's Cash Box (1852)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Terribly Strange Bed (1852)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Nun's Story of Gabriel's Marriage (1853)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dream Woman (1855)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Angler's Story of the Lady of Glenwith Grange (1855)Description / Buy at Amazon
After Dark (1856)Description / Buy at Amazon
A House to Let (With: Charles Dickens,Elizabeth Gaskell,Adelaide Anne Procter) (1858)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunted House (1859)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Queen of Hearts (1859)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cauldron of Oil (1861)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Thoroughfare (With: Charles Dickens) (1867)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Alive (1873)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss or Mrs.? (1873)Description / Buy at Amazon
John Jago's Ghost (1874)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunted Hotel (1879)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Lady's Money (1879)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Killed Zebedee? (1880)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Gwilt (1880)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Yellow Mask (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sights A-Foot (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon
Black and White (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

The Frozen Deep and Other Tales (1874)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sensation Stories (1884)Description / Buy at Amazon
Little Novels (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Short Stories Of Wilkie Collins (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Terror and the Supernatural (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Rambles Beyond Railways (1851)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices (1890)Description / Buy at Amazon
Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R. A. (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Miscellanies (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Charles Dickens Short Stories/Novellas

with Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Adelaide Anne Procter
The Black Veil (By: Charles Dickens) (1836)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Holly Tree Inn (By: Charles Dickens) (1850)Description / Buy at Amazon
A House to Let (With: Charles Dickens,Elizabeth Gaskell,Adelaide Anne Procter) (1858)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunted House (By: Charles Dickens) (1859)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doctor Marigold (By: Charles Dickens) (1866)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magic Fishbone (By: Charles Dickens) (1867)Description / Buy at Amazon
George Silverman's Explanation (By: Charles Dickens) (1868)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Elizabeth Gaskell Short Stories/Novellas

with Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Adelaide Anne Procter
Sexton's Hero (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1847)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Moorland Cottage (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1850)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lizzie Leigh (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1850)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. Harrison's Confessions (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1851)Description / Buy at Amazon
Disappearances (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1851)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bessy's Troubles at Home (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1852)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shah's English Gardener (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1852)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Accursed Race (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1855)Description / Buy at Amazon
Libbie Marsh's Three Eras (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1855)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Squire's Story (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1855)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poor Clare (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1856)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Manchester Marriage (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1858)Description / Buy at Amazon
A House to Let (With: Charles Dickens,Elizabeth Gaskell,Adelaide Anne Procter) (1858)Description / Buy at Amazon
Right at Last (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1858)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doom of the Griffiths (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1858)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Half-Brothers (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1859)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cousin Phyllis (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1864)Description / Buy at Amazon
French Life (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (1864)Description / Buy at Amazon
Six Weeks at Heppenheim (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Morton Hall (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crooked Branch (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heart of John Middleton (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
My French Master (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Well of Pen Morfa (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bran (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Scholar's Story (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Company Manners (By: Elizabeth Gaskell) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Great Short Stories of Detection, Mystery and Horror(1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
World's Great Mystery Stories(1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
65 Great Tales Of Horror(1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alfred Hitchcock's Fatal Attractions(1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Adventure Stories for Boys and Girls(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
English Country House Murders(1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thrillers(1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
God's Little Acre: Clerical Tales of the Countryside(2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Crime Stories Ever Told(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stories to Get You Through the Night(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Short Stories: After Dark Classics(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Books to Die For(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Favorite Love Stories(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Greatest Books of All Time #4(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Further Crossovers of Sherlock Holmes(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Wilkie Collins
Wilkie Collins was born in London, England on January 8, 1824 the son of a respected landscape painter, and was named after David Wilkie, his painter godfather. His family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but took him to Italy and France with them between 1836 and 1838.

Coming back to England, he went to Cole’s boarding school, and finished his education in the year 1841, and after he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand.

His first short story, called “The Last Stage Coachman”, was published in Illuminated Magazine in August of 1843.

In the year 1846, he became a law student at Lincoln’s Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851 however he would never practice law. In 1848, one year after his dad died, that he published “The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R. A.” to good reviews.

By this time, he had turned to writing a number of short fiction pieces that appeared in Charles Dickens’ periodicals, Household Words and later, All the Year Round. His first novel, called “Iolani”, which was set in ancient Tahiti and involving sacrifice and sorcery, though possibly written as early on as 1844, was later rejected by publishers. It was only rediscovered and published for the very first time in the year 1999.

Developing at once the novel of sensation and detective fiction, his exotic and gripping tales, which often included sinister locales, strong heroines, charlatans, and psychological or physical afflictions, quickly became popular with readers. His first foray into crime fiction was “Basil”, which is a Gothic story of bigamy, doppelgangers, and some hidden family secrets.

Wilkie was a close friend of Charles Dickens from their meeting in March of 1851 until Dickens died in June of 1870. Wilkie was one of the best loved, best known, and, for a period, best paid of the Victorian fiction writer. However after he died, his reputation started declining while Dickens’ bloomed.

Wilkie’s creative high point was the 1860s, and was during this time that he achieved critical acclaim and fame, with four of his novels: “The Woman in White”, “Armadale”, “No Name”, and “The Moonstone”.

He’s being given more popular and critical attention than he’s ever gotten, with most of his work in print, and are all in e-text. He gets studied widely, with new television, film, and radio versions of a few of his books being made, and all of his letters have been published.

Movies made of his work includes: “The Moonstone”, “The Twin Pawns”, “Crimes at the Dark House”, “The Woman in White”, “She Loves and Lies”, and “Tangled Lives”.

Wilkie, who was unafraid to question Victorian social mores, never married however did keep two families. He lived both with Caroline Graves, whom he met in a midnight encounter like the one described in “The Woman in White”, as well as with Martha Rudd.

Later in life, he became addicted to opium, starting in 1870 until he died his novels became concerned with social issues, and are thought inferior to his earlier work.

He died on September 23, 1889 at the age of sixty-five.

“The Woman in White” is a stand alone novel that was released in the year 1859. This novel famously opens up with Walter Hartright’s spooky encounter on a moonlit road in London. Engaged as a drawing master to Laura Fairlie, he becomes caught up in the sinister intrigues of Sir Percival Glyde and Count Fosco, his ‘charming’ friend and who has a taste for poison, vanilla bonbons, and white mice.

Hunting down questions of insanity and identity along the corridors and paths of English country houses and a madhouse, this is the first and most influential of the Victorian genre which combined psychological realism with Gothic horror.

This is a novel that is well drawn with characters to despise and characters to root for, a twisting plot which rolls up seamlessly, and was narrated seamlessly by multiple perspectives.

“No Name” is a stand alone novel that was released in the year 1862. Mr. Vanstone’s daughters are Nobody’s kids.

Magdalen Vanstone along with her sister Norah, learn the real meaning of social stigma in Victorian England right after the traumatic discovery that their dearly loved parents, whose sudden deaths left them orphans, weren’t married when they were born. They are brutally ousted from Combe-Raven (the country estate that has been their home since childhood) and disinherited by law. These two young women are just left to fend for themselves.

As Norah the submissive of the two, follows a path of hardship and duty as a governess, her rebellious and high-spirited little sister made other choices. Determined to regain her rightful inheritance by whatever means necessary, Magdalen uses her dramatic talent and unconventional beauty in recklessly chasing her revenge. Aided in this by an audacious swindler, named Captain Wragge, she braves a sequence of trials that leads up to one climactic trial. Can she actually trade herself in marriage to a man that she loathes?

“The Moonstone” is a stand alone novel that was released in the year 1868. Wilkie Collins’ captivating story of theft, romance, and murder inspired a majorly popular genre: the detective mystery.

Hinging on the theft of one enormous diamond that was originally stolen from some Indian shrine, this riveting novel features the innovative Sergeant Cuff, a mysterious band of Indian jugglers, a hilarious house steward named Gabriel Betteridge, and a lovesick housemaid.

“The Law and the Lady” is a stand alone novel that was released in the year 1873. Three years prior, her husband stood accused of murdering somebody. And the verdict came in from the jury was the Scottish Verdict, Not Proven. The jury didn’t have enough to convict him, yet not quite enough to comfortably exonerate him either.

Eustace couldn’t bear the weight of her find, and he fled to the continent, to live in anonymity. However Valeria knew her husband, and she loved him. She knew that he was an innocent man, too, with the kind of intuition that guides the lucky flawlessly. And so she set out to prove it to the rest of the world.

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