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The Dead Secret (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback – July 22, 1999
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From the Publisher
"I want something I can "read" read." That's a sentiment familiar to most readers, expressive of a desire for a thumping good tale, for stirringly compelling storytelling. The immensely popular Victorian novelist Wilkie Collins has long been a favorite with those who find themselves in the mood to "read" read. Originally published in 1857, "The Dead Secret," with its powerful blend of sensational drama and gripping psychological portraiture, shows Collins to be a master storyteller indeed. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Ira B. Nadel is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
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Top Customer Reviews
Yes, by modern day standards it is long, but I believe it was just long enough to get in everything in that he had to say; Collins strings words to make beautiful story, like a jeweler strings pearls together to make a perfect necklace, or a composer notes for a grand symphony. He has it all there, the beautiful and profane, uplifting, and sorrow, it runs the whole plethora of human emotions. I felt the time to read it was well worth it and now have many more of his books waiting for me.
This one has a twist you think you have figured out by the time things are explained, only to be checked by the true explanations. Overall another excellent read.