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dc.contributor.author Pykett, Lyn
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-12T14:41:58Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-12T14:41:58Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Pykett , L 2005 , Wilkie Collins . Oxford University Press . en
dc.identifier.isbn 0-19-284034-7
dc.identifier.other PURE: 84311
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1071
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1071
dc.description Pykett, L. (2005). Wilkie Collins. Authors in Context Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press. RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract Wilkie Collins is mainly remembered for his best-selling sensation novel The Woman in White and his detective mystery The Moonstone , both published in the 1860s. However, in a literary career spanning nearly forty years he wrote over twenty novels, several plays, and numerous short stories in which his preoccupations with Victorian society are revealed. Irregular liaisons, the chaotic state of the marriage laws, social and psychological identity, and the interconnections between respectable society and the world of crime are recurring themes in Collins's fiction. Lyn Pykett looks at Collins's long and varied career in relation to the changing circumstances of his own life, a changing literary marketplace, and the changing worlds of nineteenth-century Britain, as well as his enduring legacy for modern writers and interpreters. The book includes a chronology of Collins's life and times, suggestions for further reading, websites, illustrations, and a comprehensive index. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Oxford University Press
dc.title Wilkie Collins en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Book en
dc.contributor.institution Department of English and Creative Writing en


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