A Wilkie Collins Chronology (Author Chronologies) by W. Baker

By W. Baker

The fall 2004 Andrew Lloyd Webber West finish musical model of TheWomen In White supplied an addtional impetus to the on-going fascination with Wilkie Collins's (1824-1889) unconventional lifestyles and writings. This Chronology, drawing upon lately released variations of his letters, is the 1st to comprehensively remove darkness from the proof of his mysterious lifestyles. It contains sections on humans of value in his lifestyles, is absolutely listed and should be an crucial reference paintings for all these drawn to an immense Victorian author, the Victorian novel, brief tale, drama and detective fiction.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Wilkie Collins Chronology (Author Chronologies) PDF

Best english literature books

The Grounds of English Literature

The centuries simply after the Norman Conquest are the forgotten interval of English literary background. in truth, the years 1066-1300 witnessed an remarkable ingenuity within the production of written types, for this used to be a time whilst virtually each author was once blind to the lifestyles of alternative English writing. In a chain of precise readings of the extra vital early center English works, Cannon indicates how the numerous and sundry texts of the interval laid the rules for the venture of English literature.

The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English: Volume 4: 1790-1900

This groundbreaking five-volume heritage runs from the center a while to the yr 2000. it's a severe heritage, treating translations anywhere acceptable as literary works of their personal correct, and divulges the very important half performed through translators and translation in shaping the literary tradition of the English-speaking global, either for writers and readers.

Darogan: Prophecy, Lament and Absent Heroes in Medieval Welsh Literature

The Welsh literary culture is in lots of methods sui generis: few medieval cultures gave similar appreciate to their poets. This ebook is the 1st in over seven a long time to discover the literary, theological, and philosophical relevance of a a bit neglected, yet remarkably robust, physique of Welsh literature—the daroganau, or, political prophecies.

Student Companion to Jane Austen (Student Companions to Classic Writers)

Generations of readers and picture audience were attracted to the lively heroines of ^USense and Sensibility and ^UEmma. ready specially for college kids, this full-length serious examine of Jane Austen covers her six so much cherished works, together with the 2 novels ^UNorthanger Abbey and ^UPersuasion, released posthumously.

Additional info for A Wilkie Collins Chronology (Author Chronologies)

Example text

WC recalled years later that “whenever [Antrobus] found me talewriting, I was always able to show that I had finished everything I had been given to do” (“Our Portrait Gallery: ‘Mr. Wilkie Collins,’” Men and Women, 5 February 1882: 16 A Wilkie Collins Chronology 281–282). WC recalls in his letter to A-A Ernouf that “After my return to England, my father proposed sending me to the University of Oxford, with a view to my entering the Church. But I had no vocation for that way of life, and I preferred trying mercantile pursuits.

L, I, 52). , RA with selections from his journal and correspondence in two volumes. The sales, Charles Dickens (1812–1870: CD) being an early subscriber, more than covered the costs. The autograph manuscript with “extensive autograph cancellations emendations and revisions” was auctioned at the sale of The Library of William Foyle, Part III, at Christie’s London, 12 July 2000: see item 575: 204. It was purchased by Quaritch, the London booksellers. December 9 (Sat) WC thanks William Buckland (1784–1856), the Dean of Westminster (1845–1856), for his subscription to the Memoirs.

27 (Wed) Publication by RB in three vols of WC’s Antonina; or, the Fall of Rome. A Romance of the Fifth Century. 28 (Thurs) WC receives copies of the novel, writes to RB “the binding of the book is beautiful. ” Tells RB that HC “thinks that I have written the most remarkable novel that ever was produced” (CL, I, 38). March 4 (Mon) Writes RB concerning a confusion over gift copies of Antonina. WC’s friends willing to pay for the book include “Mrs. Hunter, (the sister of Sir David Wilkie, and an old 38 A Wilkie Collins Chronology 11 (Mon) 16 (Sat) 19 (Tue) 25 (Mon) and kind friend),” the family physician for at least twenty years, Dr.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.24 of 5 – based on 28 votes