Wilkie Collins

  • « En 1860, la réputation du docteur Wybrow de Londres était arrivée à son apogée. Les gens bien informés affirmaient que de tous les médecins en renom, c'était lui qui gagnait le plus d'argent.
    Un après-midi, vers la fin de l'été, le docteur venait de finir son déjeuner après une matinée d'un travail excessif. Son cabinet de consultation n'avait pas désempli et il tenait déjà à la main une longue liste de visites à faire lorsque son domestique lui annonça qu'une dame désirait lui parler. »

    Dans ce roman mi-mystère mi-histoire de fantôme, la comtesse Narona rend visite au Docteur Wybrow, pensant qu'elle est en train de devenir folle. Elle vient de se fiancer avec Lord Montbarry, qui a quitté pour elle sa fiancée précédente, la gentille Agnès. La comtesse de Narona ne peut maintenant s'empêcher de penser qu'Agnès lui en veut.

  • "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins is one of the forefathers of detective fiction, cementing the foundations of the genre. At the centre of it lays the theft of a diamond, dating in origin from a religious Indian shrine, which prompts detective Sergeant Cuff to take up the case. It is an absolute page-turner of a story and goes through the accounts of the different characters, winding and meandering from fact to fiction and vice versa. A tale of romance, theft, murder, and mystery, "The Moonstone" is a central text for the genre, recommended to all readers of fiction.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, one of the most popular and well paid during of his generation. A close friend of Charles Dickens, Collins achieved his fame mostly through his novel "The Woman in White" which many consider the first piece of British detective fiction. His other popular works include "The Moonstone" and "Armadale".

  • "The Dream Woman" is a novella by Wilkie Collins, telling the story of Francis Raven, a young man who dreams that a strange woman is trying to kill him. Eventually, he marries a woman who looks exactly like the one from his dream.
    This novella is a cosy mystery that leaves readers with more questions than answers. A lot of guesswork is needed, and the reader is often disturbed by the occurrences, not knowing what or how it came to this. The femme fatale mystery, as well as the supernatural and dream-like episodes turn the story into a compelling read that fans of supernatural crime and mystery fiction will love.

    B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe new life into classic stories. He masterfully plays with a wide array of voices and accents and has since then produced over 500 audiobooks. Now in collaboration with SAGA Egmont, his engaging narration of these famous classics is available to readers everywhere.

    Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, one of the most popular and well paid during of his generation. A close friend of Charles Dickens, Collins achieved his fame mostly through his novel "The Woman in White" which many consider the first piece of British detective fiction. His other popular works include "The Moonstone" and "Armadale".

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