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Armadale (The works of Wilkie Collins, v. 8-9) ePub download

by Wilkie Collins

  • Author: Wilkie Collins
  • ISBN: 0403004330
  • ISBN13: 978-0403004331
  • ePub: 1134 kb | FB2: 1714 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Publisher: Scholarly Press (1972)
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 891
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Armadale (The works of Wilkie Collins, v. 8-9) ePub download

William Wilkie Collins (1824 – 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. Collins was born into the family of painter William Collins in London.

William Wilkie Collins (1824 – 1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. He received his early education at home from his mother. He then attended an academy and a private boarding school.

William Wilkie Collins (8 January 1824 – 23 September 1889) was an English novelist, playwright and short story writer best known for The Woman in White (1859) and The Moonstone (1868). The last has been called the first modern English detective novel. Born to the family of a painter, William Collins, in London, he grew up in Italy and France, learning French and Italian. He began work as a clerk for a tea merchant.

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William Wilkie Collins was born in London in 1824, the eldest son of a successful painter, William Collins. He studied law and was admitted to the bar but never practiced his nominal profession, devoting his time to writing instead

William Wilkie Collins was born in London in 1824, the eldest son of a successful painter, William Collins. He studied law and was admitted to the bar but never practiced his nominal profession, devoting his time to writing instead. His first published book was a biography of his father, his second a florid historical romance. The first hint of his later talents came with "Basil" (1852), a vivid tale of seduction, treachery, and revenge. In 1851 Collins had met Charles Dickens, who would become his close friend and mentor

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Armadale is the 3rd novel I have read out of 4 major works of Wilkie Collins

Armadale is the 3rd novel I have read out of 4 major works of Wilkie Collins. This is Wilkie Collins’ longest novel and has, I believe, one of the most convoluted plots that I have read of his. It is a semi-epistolary novel that is absolutely worth reading. This family secret results in both men bearing the name of Allan Armadale.

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Granigrinn
Armadale succeeds as being another classic novel and deserves a five star rating. Since our story revolves around two gentlemen with the same name a little warning is due which can be somewhat confusing especially if you put the book down for a day or so. Simply read a summary which will bring you back in and clear up any misdirection. Collins is a master of creating so much intrigue that you can easily get off track. Whatever, don't let this keep you from reading it. You will hate the villain, Lydia Gwilt, who is entwined with both Armadale's, and sympathetic with the beloved gentlemen with the same name. How they obtained their names and the consequences of this is essence of the book. It will be hard for you to put the book down, but fortunately it is long enough to keep you in suspense for awhile.
SmEsH
This story, written over l65 years ago, is the tale of the ultimate gold digger, willing to sacrifice all to her schemes. It is long, and uses cliff hanger chapter endings to keep you reading. Every writer of serialized TV scripts should pay homage to Wilkie Collins, whose work was serialized in newspapers over an eighteen month cycle, and whose style created the modern script. His themes are always large: honor, property, titles, wealth, evil plottings, love, marriage, and English history. He was quite radical for his time, critical of all that Victorian England held dear. His schemers are all working within the confines of Victorian mores, and whether women plotting marriages to seize wealth, con men posing as nobelmen with the same goal, or the plunder of the British Empire, he plots their courses with wonderful twists and style. If you are in need of some inexpensive time traveling mystery tours, try Wilkie Collins. Masterpiece Theater should try for new or revised versions of these convoluted tales.
Ceroelyu
For someone who doesn't like modern detective stories, it's a miracle (even to myself) that I LOVE Willkie Collins' stories. And this one is the most complex that I've read so far! Page after page, the story twists & turns & it becomes impossible to guess where the story is headed next. But turn the next page & it all becomes logical - until "something" changes everything & we're off in another direction. Is it supernatural? Of course not - Collins always has reason & logic in his plots. If it isn't supernatural, is it simple fate? That can' be either because Collins' books all follow characters facing difficult decisions with some choosing right & some choosing wrong. And the ending - my next hobby after reading is opera & I said neither "Carmen" nor "Tosca" nor any other opera ending at a dramatic peak surpasses this ending.
Tygralbine
If, in addition to a compelling story, you enjoy the process of reading and appreciate exceptional prose, you will enjoy this book. The story unfolds and is told in a multitude of layers which enable the reader to have a clear understanding of the character and motives of the main protagonist, Miss Gwilt, despite the complexity of the story. I wondered, at several points, how the author actually conceived the structure of the tale.
It must be understood, and kept in mind, that the time frame is taking place almost 150 years ago. This is reflected in many ways, including the speech patterns, modes of transportation, legal and medical practices and living accommodations of the characters.
Being among the first novels of its kind in literary history, and this author being the first, or among the first, to stick his toes in this particular pond, it is not a stretch to suggest that he, and it, influenced all that have followed and that alone is testimony of its' merit and what you have to look forward to if you're so inclined.
Marilore
I am so surprised that this seems to be one of WC's best known & best loved books?! At points in the story, I was about to scream "out with it already"! There was one sentence that nearly took up a whole page ... sigh. ???? I find some of his less popular & seldom read books far superior! All I can surmise is that this story having been written in periodical installment style translates rather oddly to book form. Still looking forward to more good reads from WC. ????
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