Nine O'Clock

On the night before their execution during the French Revolution, 21 condemned prisoners and their friends are permitted a last banquet before their trip to the guillotine on the...

Major Namby

A brilliant and humorous short story by Wilkie Collins, in which an elderly lady, whose Victorian sensibilities on morals and propriety are finely honed, finds herself living next...

The Dream Woman

“Wake up! Wake up, there! Murder!” A hostler spits out these vehement words while he turbulently sleeps. He is haunted by a phantasm. It is a phantasm with a droop in the left...

The Moonstone

This is heralded as the very first mystery novel. Collins, in his great work, created the guidelines for the genre as we know it today: a fabulous diamond stolen, everyone in the...

The Haunted Hotel

When Lord Montbarry dies suddenly in his Venice palace, and his courier goes missing, suspicion is instantly thrown on his new wife, the beautiful Countess Narona, who has...

The Moonstone (Part 1) 1 of 2

The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century British epistolary novel. It is generally considered to be the first detective novel, and it established many of the...

The Dream Woman

William Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories and was a great friend and collaborator of Charles Dickens.The Dream Woman is a...

The Ghost in the Cupboard Room

William Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories and was a great friend and collaborator of Charles Dickens.'The Ghost in the...

The Woman in White adapted by J.A. Mears

Walter Hartright, a young Drawing teacher, encounters a woman at night, dressed in white, on his way to take up his post. He does not know that she has escaped from an asylum. She...

No Name

Magdalen and Norah Vanstone have known only comfort and affluence for their entire lives. Orphaned suddenly following the unexpected deaths of their parents, the illegitimate...

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