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Wilkie Collins
1824–1889
Novels, stories, plays
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The Woman in White (1860)

The Moonstone (1868)

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• "A Terribly Strange Bed" (1852)

The Woman in White [SHOW] [HIDE]

In the argument about whether The Woman in White or The Moonstone (1968) is Wilkie Collins's first great mystery novel, a compromise is often found. The Moonstone.... more

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The Moonstone is sometimes presented as the first great mystery novel. It wasn't the first of its kind though. Wilkie Collins's own The Woman in White eight years earlier featured.... more

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First appearance of works in book form

1848

Memoirs of The Life of William Collins Biography

1850

Antonina Novel

1851

Rambles Beyond Railways Travelogue

1852

Mr Wray's Cash-Box Novella

Basil Novel

1854

Hide and Seek Novel

1856

The Dead Secret Novel

After Dark Six stories

"The Traveller's Story of A Terribly Strange Bed", "The Lawyer's Story of A Stolen Letter", "The French Governess's Story of Sister Rose", "The Angler's Story of The Lady of Glenwith Grange", "The Nun's Story of Gabriel's Marriage", "The Professor's Story of The Yellow Mask"

1857

The Frozen Deep Play, with Charles Dickens

1859

The Queen of Hearts Ten stories

"Brother Owen's Story of The Black Cottage", "Brother Griffith's Story of The Family Secret", "Brother Morgan's Story of The Dream Woman", "Brother Griffith's Story of Mad Monkton", "Brother Morgan's Story of The Dead Hand", "Brother Griffith's Story of The Biter Bit", "Brother Owen's Story of The Parson's Scruple", "Brother Griffith's Story of A Plot in Private Life", "Brother Morgan's Story of Fauntleroy", "Brother Owen's Story of Anne Rodway"

1860

The Woman in White Novel

1862

No Name Novel

1863

My Miscellanies Twenty-four essays and stories

Stories incl. "Mrs Badgery", "Memoirs of an Adopted Son", "The Poisoned Meal", "The Cauldron of Oil", "Mrs Bullwinkle"

1866

Armadale Novel

1867

No Thoroughfare Novel published in Christmas edition of All the Year Round magazine, with Charles Dickens, based on their play

1868

The Moonstone Novel

1870

Man and Wife Novel

1872

Poor Miss Finch Novel

1873

The New Magdalen Novel

Miss or Mrs? and other Stories in Outline Novella and three stories

Novella: "Miss or Mrs?"; stories: "Blow up with the Brig!", " Fatal Cradle: Othersise the Heartrending Story of Mr Heavysides"; story in 1876 edition: "A Mad Marriage"

1874

John Jago's Ghost, or The Dead Alive Novella

The Frozen Deep: and Other Stories Play, novella and story

Play: The Frozen Deep

1875

The Law and the Lady Novel

1876

The Two Destinies Novel

1879

A Rogue's Life Novella

The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice Novel and story

Novel: The Frozen Deep; story: "My Lady's Money"

The Fallen Leaves Novel

1880

Jezebel's Daughter Novel

1881

Who Killed Zebedee? Novel

The Black Robe Novel

1882–1883

Heart And Science Novel

1885

The Evil Genius Novel

1886

The Guilty River Novel

1887

Little Novels Fourteen stories

"Mrs Zant and the Ghost", "Miss Morris and the Stranger", "Mr Cosway and the Landlady", "Mr Medhurst and the Princess", "Mr Lismore and the Widow", "Miss Jeromette and the Clergyman", "Miss Mina and the Groom", "Mr Lepel and the Housekeeper", "Mr Captain and the Nymph", "Mr Marmaduke and the Minister", "Mr Percy and the Prophet", "Miss Bertha and the Yankee", "Miss Dulane and My Lord", "Mr Policeman and the Cook"

1888

Legacy Of Cain Novel

1890

The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices Travelogue, play and story (all with Charles Dickens)

Travelogue: The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices; story: "The Perils of Certain English Prisoners"

Blind Love Novel, completed by Walter Besant

1995

Wilkie Collins: The Complete Shorter Fiction Stories, ed. Julian Thompson

Incl. "Volpurno—or the Student", "The Last Stage Coachman", "The New Dragon of Wantley", "Victims of Circumstances: A Sad and Brave Life", "Victims of Circumstances: Farmer Fairweather", " Victims of Circumstances: The Hidden Cash"

1999

Iolani, or Tahiti as It Was Novel (previously unpublished, written 1844)

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The Woman in White
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Basil
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Man and Wife
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