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After Dark Paperback – June 26, 2013

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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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466248246
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466248243
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,299,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a collection of stories held together by a central narrative (think Canterbury Tales) But don't bother downloading this free book. You just get past the preliminary narrative and into the first tale and a large part of the first tale is missing! So you can make absolutely NO sense of the first story. (This was not a download problem because I re-downloaded and the segment was still missing.) Plus the formatting is bad throughout the book, with half lines of print. I reported the missing portion to Amazon and eventually it might get fixed, but for now you can download another copy of this book (Annotated version) for $2 which has a working Table of Contents allowing you to access any of the tales directly. I love Wilkie Collins and this book is worth reading if you are a fan, just skip this free version.
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Enjoying English Literature as much as I do, I thoroughly enjoyed this Wilkie Collins collection of short stories. Sure, he's a bit long winded in places, but that just adds a bit more quaintness to the experience.
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This book contains stories that include a touch of horror, romance, history, and mystery. Even though it is an older book, you will enjoy it. In fact, I find the older books have better stories, cleaner language, and better writing. There were places that bogged down a little for me, but that was mostly in a story about revolt and war (which I don't particularly like). If you like good writing and interesting stories that can be read in short segments of time, this book is for you. Collins is a great writer.
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I have many books by Wilkie Collins, and consider him to be one of the best storytellers of all time. He captures the characters so vividly, and the stories are well-told, so much so that I cannot put them down, and have to read the entire book in one sitting. His language is unusual in these days, but you almost feel each character through that language, and the settings are so real as he describes them. You want to root for the heroes from beginning to end. I love his books and I striving to get every one of them, since they are most definitely classics and always will be.
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Wilkie does it again, very good book. After reading his books Woman in White , which is one of my favorite books and Moon stone I wanted to read more of his work and I wasn't disappointed with After dark, great stories.
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This a selection of short stories that each struck me as unremarkable upon first reading. After individually thinking about them afterwards I could better appreciate their charm.
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