- Series: Pocket Classics Series
- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Sutton Pub Ltd (October 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0750900105
- ISBN-13: 978-0750900102
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,279,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Guilty River (Pocket Classics Series)
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About the Author
English novelist and playwright Wilkie Collins was a prolific writer with a body of work comprising thirty novels, over sixty short stories, more than a dozen plays, and a wide range of non-fiction pieces. Collins is best known for his novels The Woman in White, an early sensation novela genre combining shocking gothic horror with everyday domestic settingsand The Moonstone, which is credited as one of the first modern mystery novels. In the 1850s Collins met Charles Dickens and the two struck up a friendship, which lead to Collins becoming a frequent contributor to Dickens s journals Household Words and All the Year Round. Many of his stories have been adapted for film, including Basil, A Terribly Strange Bed, The Moonstone and The Woman in White. Collins died in 1889 at the age of 65. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
At times it is difficult to tell the "good guys from the bad guys" and Collins is a master of leading you to the precipice and throwing the written curve ball. In this story, I missed that curve, absolutely did not see it coming and was delighted when all was revealed.
This is a book I would enjoy reading again. Again, the price of this book, makes it a MUST read.
What makes this special is that while Wilkie Collins may appear to have a "formula" for his stories, it is not as blatant as a Harlequin Romance or Danielle Steele's stories. In this book, the story gets on with it, it's not a hash and rehash of a lack of communication or misunderstanding between the main characters - the story moves the entire time. You won't be bored and you will not have to suspend your belief system in order to get through the story.
Now, if you are reading this and waiting for me to tell you what the book is about - don't hold your breath - I'm not going to do it. If you want the story without reading the book, get the Cliff Notes. It's the end of summer, the skies are blue, there's still time for the beach or the pool or the chaise lounge on the patio or deck - have a staycation and go back to a different time and visit...the price of this ticket on Amazon - can't beat it.