The First Officer's Confession

The First Officer's Confession
Auteur: Wilkie Collins
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781447470977
  • december 2012
  • 38 pagina's
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Wilkie Collins

"Wilkie Collins (Londen, 8 januari 1824 – aldaar, 23 september 1889) was een Britse schrijver en een tijdgenoot en vriend van Charles Dickens. Collins was een veelschrijver en publiceerde ook in Dickens' tijdschriften Household Words en All the Year Round. Hij geniet de meeste bekendheid als schrijver van de romans The Woman in White (1860) en The Moonstone (1868), beide voorlopers van de detectiveroman.

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This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1887. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe." Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.



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