Wilkie Collins
1824-1889
 

Wilkie Collins was born in London. After school he went in commerce, working for a firm of tea importers. The job did not suit him so he went to Paris where he began writing articles and short stories. In 1846, he entered Lincoln's Inn Fields to start a career in law. In 1850, his first novel was published. In 1851, Collins met Charles Dickens en they became friends. In 1855, Dickens offered him the editorship of Household Words. Collins and Dickens worked together on various stories. In the 1860s his health started to deteriorate and he became plagued by rheumatism and gout. In 1970, Charles Dickens died which affected him greatly. In 1889, he suffered a stroke which paralysed his left side. He died a few months later.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
 1) Basil (Also published as: The Crossed Path; or, Basil)  1852
 2) Mr. Wray's Cash Box; or, The Mask and the Mystery (US Title: The Stolen Mask; or, The Mysterious Cash Box)  1852
 3) Hide and Seek  1854
 4) After Dark (short stories)  1856
 5) The Dead Secret  1857
 6) The Queen of Hearts (short stories)  1859
 7) The Woman in White  1860
 8) No Name  1862
 9) My Miscellanies (short stories)  1863
10) Armadale  1866
11) The Moonstone  1868
12) Man and Wife  1870
13) Poor Miss Finch  1872
14) Miss or Mrs? (short stories)  1873
15) The New Magdalen  1873
16) The Frozen Deep (short stories)  1874
17) The Law and the Lady  1875
18) The Two Destinies  1876
19) The Fallen Leaves  1879
20) The Haunted Hotel and My Lady's Money  1879
21) A Rogue's Life  1879
22) Jezebel's Daughter  1880
23) The Black Robe  1881
24) Heart and Science  1883
25) I Say "No"  1884
26) The Ghost's Touch and other stories (short stories)  1885
27) The Evil Genius  1886
28) The Guilty River  1886
29) Little Novels (short stories)  1887
30) The Legacy of Cain  1889
31) Blind Love (completed by Sir Walter Besant)  1890

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