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A-level English - The Gothic Novel: Wilkie Collins

A guide to resources on the Gothic novel; the origins, indicators, authors and books, compiled by your librarians.

Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889)

Picture taken by Elliot and Fry in 1871.

Wilkie Collins was an English author of the Victorian era. His writing was very popular during his life and he wrote 30 novels, more than 60 short stories, 14 plays, and over 100 pieces of non-fiction work. More about the author from the image link above...

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Scene from The Woman in White: 1948

The Woman in White

On a moonlit night, Walter Hartright, a drawing teacher, encounters a mysterious woman dressed entirely in white. He cannot get her out of his thoughts and his interest in her only increases as he discovers her connection to his new students: half-sisters Marian Halcombe and Laura Fairlie. The novel follows these characters as they try to discover the secrets of the woman in white, Anne Catherick; Laura’s first husband, Sir Percival Glyde; and his close friend, Count Fosco. Sinister plots, questions of identity and more.... Clcik image above to read about the book

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