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William Wilkie Collins
English novelist, playwright and writer of short stories; his best-known works are the "sensation" mystery novels, The Woman in White (1859), and The Moonstone (1868), the last considered to be the first modern English detective novel
This author wrote articles for the Dictionary of National Biography, and the list on this page is complete to 1901.
Articles written by this author are designated in the DNB by the initials "W. C."
William Wilkie Collins

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Short storiesEdit


  • After Dark (1856)
    • Leaves from Leah's Diary
    • The Traveler's Story of "A Terribly Strange Bed"
    • The Lawyer's Story of "A Stolen Letter"
    • The French Governess's Story of "Sister Rose"
    • The Nun's Story of "Gabriel's Marriage"
    • The Professor's Story of "The Yellow Mask"
  • The Queen of Hearts (1859)
    • Brother Owen's Story of The Black Cottage
    • Brother Griffith's Story of The Family Secret
    • Brother Morgan's Story of The Dream Woman (First published in a slightly different form as "The Ostler" in Household Words Christmas 1855. Republished in expanded versions as 'The Dream Woman: A Mystery in Four Narratives' in The Frozen Deep and other Stories, London 1874 and as the title story in Alicia Warlock, (A Mystery) and Other Stories, Boston 1875.)
    • Brother Griffith's Story of Mad Monkton
    • Brother Morgan's Story of The Dead Hand
    • Brother Griffith's Story of The Biter Bit
    • Brother Owen's Story of The Parson's Scruple
    • Brother Griffith's Story of A Plot in Private Life
    • Brother Morgan's Story of Fauntleroy
    • Brother Owen's Story of Anne Rodway
  • Little Novels (1887)
    • Miss Bertha and the Yankee
    • Mr. Cosway and the Landlady
    • Mr. Captain and the Nymph
    • Miss Dulane and My Lord
    • Miss Jéromette and the Clergyman
    • Mr. Lepel and the Housekeeper
    • Mr. Lismore and the Widow
    • Mr. Marmaduke and the Minister
    • Mr. Medhurst and the Princess
    • Miss Mina and the Groom
    • Miss Morris and the Stranger
    • Mr. Percy and the Prophet
    • Mr. Policeman and the Cook
    • Mrs. Zant and the Ghost

Individual short storiesEdit

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Works about CollinsEdit


Works by this author published before January 1, 1924 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.