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Wilkie Collins

Interdisciplinary Essays

Editor(s): Andrew Mangham
Contributors: Tatiana Kontou, Andrew Mangham, Greta Depledge, Amanda Mordavsky, William Hughes, Clare Douglass, Lynn Parker,

Book Description

This eclectic collection brings together a range of critical voices, from varying disciplinary backgrounds, to comment on the life and works of Wilkie Collins.

A close friend of Dickens, Collins engaged with some of the nineteenth century’s most influential ideas and cultural developments. As this collection makes clear, he formed interesting connections with key figures in literature, art, theatre, medicine, and the law. As a result, his works often engaged with the period’s most influential ideas and cultural developments.

Best remembered for spearheading the Sensation genre with The Woman in White and detective fiction with The Moonstone, Collins’s career actually encompassed a large amount of material that has remained relatively neglected until recently. Wilkie Collins: Interdisciplinary Essays offers readings of previously unstudied sources while offering new perspectives on the author’s most canonical works.


ISBN-13: 978-1-8471-8109-1
ISBN-10: 1-84718-109-0
Date of Publication: 01/02/2007
Pages / Size: 295 / A5
Price: £34.99


Andrew Mangham is a lecturer in English Literature at the University of Reading. He specialises in the intersections between law, science, and fiction in the Victorian period. He is the author of Violent Women and Sensation Fiction: Crime, Medicine, and Victorian Popular Culture (2007) and is currently writing a book on toxicological ideas in the nineteenth century.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-0510-0
ISBN-10: 1-4438-0510-6
Date of Publication: 01/05/2009
Pages / Size: 295 / A5
Price: £14.99