Authors: Wilkie Collins
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In tribute to the bicentennial of the birth of Charles Dickens, Delphi Classics is pleased to introduce Dickensiana, a first of its kind e-compilation of period accounts of Dickens’s life and works, rare 19th and early 20th century books and articles about Dickens and Dickensian locales.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF
Collins’ birthplace, Marylebone,
THE FALL OF
was Collins’ first novel, published in 1850. Its success gave him at once a recognised place among the writers of fiction of that time, including Dickens, Thackeray and Bulwer. It also led Collins to abandon a career of law and make a profession of novel writing. Yet, curiously enough, the success of Antonina did not tempt him to venture again in the historical genre, as all of his following novels were modern.
Collins as an infant, drawn by his father