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Author: Wilkie Collins

ISBN: 9780140434118
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 752
Published: 26 January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 3.2
Using a modern theme grafted onto a traditional melodrama, Armadale explores the divided self, and the need to acknowledge the darker side of the personality.

About the Author

Wilkie Collins was born in London in 1824, the eldest son of the landscape painter William Collins. In 1846, having spent five years in the tea business, he was entered to read for the bar at Lincoln's Inn, where he gained the legal knowledge that was to give him much material for his writing.

From the early fifties, he was a friend of Charles Dickens, acting with him, contributing to Household Words, travelling with him on the Continent. Dickens produced and acted in two melodramas written by Collins, The Lighthouse (1855) and The Frozen Deep (1857).

Collins is best remembered for his novels, particularly The Woman in White (1860) and The Moonstone (1868), which T. S. Eliot called 'the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels'. His later, and at the time rather sensational, novels include The N...

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