Tag: Wilkie Collins

The Legacy of Cain

          The Legacy of Cain By Wilkie Collins Amazon Digital Services, 257 pages Cost: Free   Wilkie Collins (1824-1889), a friend and sometime co-author of Charles Dickens, wrote enjoyable books. He was the inventor of detective novels. He is best known for his books “The Woman in White” and “Moonstone.” His plots are unusual and […]

Free book – The Two Destinies

                                                                                                                       The Two Destinies                                                             By Wilkie Collins   I encourage fiction lovers to read the classical writings that they can obtain free from sources such as amazon kindle because the copyrights on this literature have expired. Many of these books are fun to read and good literature, well written, suspenseful, opening a world […]

Another good free book by Wilkie Collins

                                                                          By Israel Drazin     “My Lady’s Money,” by Wilkie Collins (1824-1889, a friend and oft-collaborator with Charles Dickens, is another book that readers can acquire for free from sources such as amazon because its copyright has expired. It is a good book, not as good as his “Moonstone” and “Lady in White,” or […]

A free superb book by Wilkie Collins – one of his best

                                                                                By Israel Drazin   The Haunted Hotel By Wilkie Collins   This is another of the many books that can be obtained free of charge from amazon and other sources because its copyright has long ago expired. The novel shows Wilkie Collins at his near best, just below his masterpieces The Moonstone and The Woman […]

Free book – Collins’ A Rogue’s Life

A Rogue’s Life By Wilkie Collins             This is a book that can be acquired for nothing from sources such as amazon because its copyright has long expired. Collins said he wrote the short novel when he lived next to Charles Dickens and had a very happy life. The novel reflects this joy, but it […]

Free book by famous Victorian writers

A House to Let By Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Ann Procter This free book – free because its copyright has expired, and it can be acquired at no cost from amazon and similar sources – is a collaborative writing by four Victorian writers (I read novels by three of them and liked […]

Free book – Miss or Mrs.?

By Israel Drazin   Miss or Mrs.? By Wilkie Collins This is a delightful short novel by the famed author of such books as The Woman in White and Moonstone that readers can obtain free of charge from sources such as amazon because the copyright has expired. The book has two principle plots. A young […]

Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins wrote a play

No Thoroughfare By Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins             I have written in the past in my reviews of books by Francis Trollope, the mother of Anthony Trollope, that it is possible today to get classical books for free from sources such as amazon, and many of them are fun to read. I encouraged readers […]

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