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Wilkie Collins: A Brief Life - Peter Ackroyd
Wilkie Collins: A Brief Life
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Ackroyd at his best - gripping short life of the extraordinary Wilkie Collins, author of 'The Moonstone' and 'The Woman in White'.Short and oddly built, with a head too big for his body, extremely short-sighted, unable to stay still, dressed in colourful clothes, 'as if playing a certain part in... show more
Ackroyd at his best - gripping short life of the extraordinary Wilkie Collins, author of 'The Moonstone' and 'The Woman in White'.Short and oddly built, with a head too big for his body, extremely short-sighted, unable to stay still, dressed in colourful clothes, 'as if playing a certain part in the great general drama of life' Wilkie Collins looked distinctily strange. Bu
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385537391 (0385537395)
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Series: Ackroyd's Brief Lives (#5)
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4.0 A quick look at Wilkie Collins
This very short biography of Victorian author Wilkie Collins is breezy in style and it skims the surface of his colorful life. Readers are given facts about his childhood, oddly shaped body, dislike of marriage, two mistresses, friendship with Charles Dickens, travels abroad, and illnesses, but with...
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