Collins, Wilkie


    A popular and influential English novelist, dramatist, and short story writer, Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) was the son of a famous landscape painter, William Collins. Renowned for his sensational mysteries and romances, he is hailed as the inventor of the detective novel. Collins was a lawyer by training. Among his most famous works are The Woman in White (1860), and The Moonstone (1867), and No Name (1862). ;

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    British author whose writings paved the way for suspense and detective fiction. Collins’ pen also produced insightful observations on various social issues of his times including the condition of women.;

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