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Wilkie Collins: A Brief Life (Ackroyd's Brief Lives)

Autor: Ackroyd, Peter

Editorial: Nan A. Talese

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Wilkie Collins: A Brief Life (Ackroyd's Brief Lives) : A gripping short biography of the extraordinary Wilkie Collins, author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White, two early masterpieces of mystery and detection.

Short and oddly built, with a head too big for his body, extremely nearsighted, unable to stay still, dressed in colorful clothes, Wilkie Collins looked distinctly strange. But he was nonetheless a charmer, befriended by the great, loved by children, irresistibly attractive to women - and avidly read by generations of readers.

Peter Ackroyd follows his hero, "the sweetest-tempered of all the Victorian novelists," from Collins' childhood as the son of a well-known artist to his struggling beginnings as a writer, his years of fame, and his lifelong friendship with that other great London chronicler, Charles Dickens. In addition to his enduring masterpieces, The Moonstone - often called the first true detective novel - and the sensational The Woman in White, he produced an intriguing array of lesser known works. Told with Ackroyd's inimitable verve, this is a ravishingly entertaining life of a great storyteller, full of surprises, rich in humor and sympathetic understanding.


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Biografía y Autobiografía   Historical
Biografía y Autobiografía   Literary

ISBN 13:9780385537391
ISBN 10:0385537395
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:272
Tamaño:7.28" l x 5.22" w x 1.02" h
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