Publish date: March 30th 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
An early novel by Collins (though the introduction, in the Kindle version I read, indicated that this was a later edition that Collins had revised). It's also a shortish novel by Collins standards, so once the action gets going, it zips along at a fair pace. The opening chapters, admittedly, are slo...
After reading and loving The Moonstone and The Lady in White I went through a relentless Wilkie Collins phase and devoured everything he ever wrote. None of his other books quite measure up to the 2 favorites, but I still found them all very readable - very Victorian and very melodramatic, but fun ...