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The King of Inventors In this major biography, Catherine Peters explores the complicated life of Wilkie Collins, the greatest of the Victorian Sensation novelists and author of the famous Woman in White and The Moonstone An intimate of Dickens and of the Pre Raphaelites Holman Hunt and Millais, Collins was called the king of inventors by his publisher On the surface, he was charming, unpretentious, and extremely good company, beloved by men and women Beneath this fa ade, however, he was a complex and haunted man, addicted to laudanum, and his powerful, often violent novels revealed a dark side of Victorian life He supported two common law wives and their children, and as Peters shows, he provoked scandal by refusing to cloak his complicated love affairs in the customary hypocritical pretense of the period.Having discovered a hitherto unknown autobiography by Wilkie Collins s mother, Peters draws on this document and on thousands of Collins s unpublished letters to create this provocative picture of his life and times She describes in detail the saga of his exhausting struggle for better copyright protection for authors, especially for English authors in the United States She has also studied the manuscripts of his novels, plays, and stories, including those which he did not complete, finding that some of his neglected novels turn out to be much interesting than most readers realize today This edition of the book has been supplemented to include an appendix describing Collins s Tahitian novel Written when he was twenty, the manuscript of this work, Iol ni, was thought to have disappeared, but it has recently been rediscovered and sold to a private collector For any Collins enthusiast, or for anyone interested in the literary history of the Victorian period, The King of Inventors provides a vivid account of Collins s unusual personal life in the context of his literary and artistic friendships and of newly revealed facts about the two women with whom he shared his double life Originally published in 1993.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print on demand technology to again make available previously out of print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905. Best Download The King of Inventors Author Catherine Peters For Kindle ePUB or eBook – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  1. The last sentence of Catherine Peters biography of Wilkie Collins is There are greater Victorian writers, but none who is quite like Wilkie Collins Peters proves this statement to be true in this fascinating, meticulously researched, and very readable biography Many readers, myself included, are familiar with Collins because of his association with Charles Dickens or perhaps through reading The Woman in White or The Moonstone Through this biography, however, Peters unravels and reveals, in The last sentence of Catherine Peters biography of Wilkie Collins is There are greater Victorian writers, but none who is quite like Wilkie Collins Peters proves this statement to be true in this fascinating, meticulously researched, and very readable biography Many readers, myself included, are familiar with Collins because of his association with Charles Dickens or perhaps through reading The Woman in White or The Moonstone Through this biography, however, Peters unravels and reveals, in fascinating detail, many of the corners of Collins life that are generally little known and yet essential for a full understanding of both his life and his work.Collins was a Victorian bohemian, a man who could be friends with the great artists and writers of the age such as Millais and Dickens, live his free willed life in open disregard for Victorian convention, often dre...

  2. Best known as an English writer and playwright in the late 1800s, Wilkie Collins may be best known for The Woman in White and The Moonstone Author Catherine Peters looks at his private life and his impact on the literary world It was interesting to read about his impact on copyright issues in the Victorian period, the scandal from his two common law wives, and his addiction to laudanum The author used a variety of unpublished letters and manuscripts and an autobiography by his mother to s Best known as an English writer and playwright in the late 1800s, Wilkie Collins may be best known for The Woman in White and The Moonstone Author Catherine Peters looks at his private life and his impact on the literary world It was interesting to read about his impact on copyright issues in the Victorian period, the scandal from his two common law wives, and his addiction to laudanum The author used a variety of unpublished letters and manuscripts and an autobiography by his mother to show how his relationships and friendships wi...

  3. Compared to the conventions of Victorian morality as presented in the literature of the time, many Victorian novelists had private lives which may have raised some eyebrows Dickens separated secretly from his wife in favour of the young actress Ellen Ternan, George Eliott lived openly with G.H Lewes who was already married to someone else, and Thackeray confined his wife to an asylum in France due to her mental illness But none had as unconventional a private life as Wilkie Collins From 1858 Compared to the conventions of Victorian morality as presented in the literature of the time, many Victorian novelists had private lives which may have raised some eyebrows Dickens separated secretly from his wife in favour of the young actress Ellen Ternan, George Eliott lived openly with G.H Lewes who was already married to someone else, and Thackeray confined his wife to an asylum in France due to her mental illness But none had as unconventional a private life as Wilkie Collins From 1858, except for a brief period, he lived as man and wife with the widowed Caroline Graves, and from 1864 he set up a second household with Martha Rudd, by whom he had three children Caroline did leave Wilkie in 1868 to marry Joseph Clow Wilkie attended the wedding but by 1871 she had returned to him Caroline managed the bills and paid Martha s rent, and the Martha s children we...

  4. This bio gives the reader everything It details Collins life from beginning to end and also has commentary on all the major novels some of the short stories and the plays I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to knowabout Wilkie Collins and his life It also...

  5. Wilkie Collins, a prolific author and playwright of the Victorian era, is most well known for his works The Moonstone and The Woman in White, as well as being a close confidant of Charles Dickens The King of Inventors A Life of Wilkie Collins is a biography of this Victorian Sensation novelist whose life was a strange parallel to that of some of his writings.Wilkie was beloved by his friends who thought this strange little man his forehead was very rounded and oddly shaped, his hands and Wilkie Collins, a prolific author and playwright of the Victorian era, is most well known for his works The Moonstone and The Woman in White, as well as being a close confidant of Charles Dickens The King of Inventors A Life of Wilkie Collins is a biography of this Victorian Sensation novelist whose life was a strange parallel to that of some of his writings.Wilkie was beloved by his friends who thought this strange little man his forehead was very rounded and oddly shaped, his hands and feet were unusually small, he was horribly near sighted and had nearly no chin at all fascinating, modest, and loyal And though Wilkie wa...

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