The Cambridge Companion to Wilkie Collins

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The Cambridge Companion to Wilkie Collins

By Jenny Bourne Taylor

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Wilkie Collins was one of the most popular writers of the nineteenth century. He is best known for The Woman in White, which inaugurated the sensation novel in the 1860s, and The Moonstone, one of the first detective novels; but he wrote over 20 novels, plays and short stories during a career that spanned four decades. This Companion offers a fascinating overview of Collins's writing. In a wide range of essays by leading scholars, it traces the development of his career, his position as a writer and his complex relation to contemporary cultural movements and debates. Collins's exploration of the tensions which lay beneath Victorian society is analysed through a variety of critical approaches. A chronology and guide to further reading are provided, making this book an indispensable guide for all those interested in Wilkie Collins and his work.

Subject: English & College Success -> English -> Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to Wilkie Collins
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 11/23/06
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139817299
ISBN 13: 9781139817295
Print ISBN: 9780521840385

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