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The Resource Wilkie Collins, Peter Ackroyd

Wilkie Collins, Peter Ackroyd

Label
Wilkie Collins
Title
Wilkie Collins
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ackroyd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Presents a short biography of the author of "The Moonstone" and "The Woman in White," two early masterpieces of mystery and detection
  • Short and oddly built, with a head too big for his body, extremely nearsighted, unable to stay still, dressed in colorful clothes, Wilkie Collins looked distinctly strange. But he was nonetheless a charmer, befriended by the great, loved by children, irresistibly attractive to women--and avidly read by generations of readers. Biographer Peter Ackroyd follows his hero, "the sweetest-tempered of all the Victorian novelists," from his childhood as the son of a well-known artist to his struggling beginnings as a writer, his years of fame and his lifelong friendship with the other great London chronicler, Charles Dickens. As well as his enduring masterpieces, including The Moonstone, often called the first true detective novel, he produced an intriguing array of lesser known works. This is an entertaining life of a great storyteller, full of surprises, rich in humor and sympathetic understanding.--Adapted from book jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackroyd, Peter
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ackroyd's brief lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Collins, Wilkie
  • Novelists, English
  • Collins, Wilkie
  • Novelists, English
Label
Wilkie Collins, Peter Ackroyd
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The omni -- The family -- The pilgrimage -- First light -- Triumph -- Modern times -- On the road -- The secret life -- On the staff -- The woman -- Hot brandy and water -- The chain -- The stone -- A change of heart -- Bags of blood -- Another country -- Clap-trap -- Breast pangs -- That's me -- A postscript
Control code
ocn897946257
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
viii, 252 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385537391
Lccn
2014043502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)897946257
Label
Wilkie Collins, Peter Ackroyd
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-238) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The omni -- The family -- The pilgrimage -- First light -- Triumph -- Modern times -- On the road -- The secret life -- On the staff -- The woman -- Hot brandy and water -- The chain -- The stone -- A change of heart -- Bags of blood -- Another country -- Clap-trap -- Breast pangs -- That's me -- A postscript
Control code
ocn897946257
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
viii, 252 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385537391
Lccn
2014043502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)897946257

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