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Published by Oxford University Press in February 1998. ISBN 019 866 2157. £19.99
Wilkie Collins - an Illustrated Guide presents concise details of Collins's life and works, friends and family, containing over 500 cross-referenced entries arranged alphabetically for ease of use. It introduces his large circle of friends and acquaintances which includes many of the foremost writers, artists, playwright, theatrical personalities, musicians, publishers, physicians and society figures of the day.
The Guide contains over 200 illustrations to help recreate Collins's life and times, to assist collectors with the world of Victorian fiction, and to show the work of several leading illustrators of the day. Many of the pictures are published for the first time and are unique to this volume.
Wilkie Collins – An Illustrated Guide should appeal to anyone with an interest in Collins as well as Dickens, nineteenth century literature,detective fiction, the sensation novel, Victorian illustration, and publishing history.
Wilkie Collins - An Illustrated Guide
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