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  • Miss or Mrs? The Haunted Hotel The Guilty River Oxford World's Classics
  • Wilkie Collins
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  • 03 December 2020
  • 9780192833075

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Download Miss or Mrs? The Haunted Hotel The Guilty River Oxford World's Classics ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ed in setting and tone demonstrate Collins's plot making skill at its most succinct and intricate Featuring excellent critical apparatus this edition also includes Collins's original prefac. I love Wilkie Collins Although not as good as The Woman in White or The Moonstone these short stories are great psychological thrillersmysteries Creepy suspenseful and each one so different from the last Collins writing style does take some adjusting to but his books are fabulous reads for the mystery lover

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Download Miss or Mrs? The Haunted Hotel The Guilty River Oxford World's Classics ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free F mystery and menace Fast paced and psychologically absorbing all proceed through a series of dramatic scenes to a climax that in one case at least is literally explosive These stories vari. Wilkie is was a pre eminant Victorian author I ve read two of his best known books Moonstone and Woman in White and a runner up No Name He is a master storyteller and these three novellas did him justice I have to wonder though if the sometimes seeming absurdity of the plots were actually based on occurrences in the news or even among Collins own social set This set of novellas had me thinking of the Backfields and other Brits who abounded during Churchill s era They led lives that were according to the books experiments in social moral and physical pursuits In fact as I think about it Collins stories are surely tamer His imagination crafted plots that twist and turn on social s some of which seem rather tame by today s standards So plots of these three stories Mis or Mrs A young woman and her cousin secretly marry so that she can escape being wed to an older man who turns out to have a shady backgroundThe Haunted Hotel A jilted woman and the family of the man who jilted her wind up in Venice where her ex suitor was murdered Their connections extra sensory perceptions to the ex were strong enough to solve his murderThe Guilty River A young man returns to England to inherit his estate and kindles a love for a former childhood friend of lower social rankAll three stories have happy endings in fact marriages where the culprits were vanuished The couples also displayed amazing patience in dealing with tie and situations Now I m going to fast forward in time from the 1890s to the future of a Verner Vinge novel The Politics of Size young woman and her cousin secretly marry so that she can escape being wed to an older man who turns out to have a shady backgroundThe Haunted Hotel A jilted woman and the family of the man who jilted her wind up in Venice where her ex suitor was murdered Their connections extra sensory perceptions to the ex were strong enough to solve his murderThe Guilty River A Cut the Clutter young man returns to England to inherit his estate and kindles a love for a former childhood friend of lower social rankAll three stories have happy endings in fact marriages where the culprits were vanuished The couples also displayed amazing patience in dealing with tie and situations Now I m going to fast forward in time from the 1890s to the future of a Verner Vinge novel

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Download Miss or Mrs? The Haunted Hotel The Guilty River Oxford World's Classics ì PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The three novellas gathered here Miss or Mrs 1871 The Haunted Hotel 1878 and The Guilty River 1886 demonstrate Collins's ability to construct a gripping situation and create an atmosphere o. Miss or MrsA thrillersensational story Richard Turlington falls in love with his best friend Sir Joseph s daughter Natalie Natalie is in love with her cousin and close friend Launce Turlington is accustomed to getting what he wants The secret lovers devise a scheme to prevent Turlington from getting what he wants in this case The story moves forward at a decent pace and the characters are developed well enough to make their actions and motives clear and consistent The ending is a bit anticlimactic but the conflict is resolved and the resolution is justified by earlier events Overall I give this story three stars because it was interesting but not great The Haunted HotelThe Countess Narona what a great name with her pale skin and black eyes visits a London doctor and asks him if she s crazy He examines her and tells her that he thinks she s perfectly healthy and sane He wonders why she fears otherwise She tells him that she is to be married to a man who had been engaged to Agnes Lockwood but broke his engagement with her to propose to the Countess instead For some reason though she wasn t aware of his prior engagement to Agnes the Countess feels a terrible dread and rising feeling of impending doom when she meets Agnes for the first time This is why she fears for her mental stability Agnes was perfectly forgiving and civil so the Countess can t explain her sense of foreboding Events follow that explain that sense of foreboding perfectly This story is suspenseful and intriguing I particularly like Agnes and her cousin Henry I enjoyed the scenes that take place in Venice where the titular hotel is located Collins did a wonderful job at turning the setting into a character in itself The explanation of the mystery is revealed in an interesting and creative way The resolution is perfect I give this story four stars because I liked the characters the story the mystery and the plot The Guilty RiverGerard Roylake returns home to his family s estate in England after years of schooling in Germany His father has passed away and he is the new landlord of half the town he lives in On his first night home rather than accompanying his stepmother on her dreadful social excursion Roylake takes a walk along the stream that he hasn t seen since he was a child He is looking for moths a hobby that he had formed years ago but he becomes distracted when he meets Cristel an old childhood friend and the miller s daughter That same night he meets the Lodger staying with Cristel and her father The Lodger is beautiful Roylake thinks he could have been a woman if he didn t have the strength of a man in his mouth and jaw But the Lodger is also bitter about his progressive deafness the result of a long illness about a year ago Once Roylake is reacuainted with Cristel and newly acuainted with the Lodger the story moves forward from there Unlike the first two novellas this one is written in the first person I enjoy Roylake s narrative and his observations and thoughts He writes as an older man looking back on himself at twenty so there is some self criticism in his reflections and some disbelief in how naive he was at the time of the events Also talk about turning the setting into a character The story opens with a description of the features of Gerard Roylake s land particularly the Loke the titular river whose name is said to be as ugly and distasteful as the waters themselves Throughout this story descriptions of the setting add to the atmosphere and drama of the plot I give this story four stars because of its narrative the plot the characters and the resolution which is also clever and creative Just a warning The Lodger s deafness is not cultural He doesn t sign because he is newly deaf and he is very bitter about his hearing loss He won t even use a horn an early hearing aid to amplify sound Therefore there are disparaging remarks about deafness mostly from the Lodger himself Some people may find the pity offered to the man merely because of his deafness as offensive but I found that it is consistent with human nature and that Collins narrator was no different than many people still are today when they don t understand the experiences of others Some people also may find the characterization of a deaf man as the villain to be offensive However he claims to be an evil man by inheritance not because of his hearing loss His hearing loss is important to the story the long illness and the loss that follows are turning points for the man who was a successful doctor beforehand but whose vanity and self absorption rather than his deafness are his downfalls I highly recommend this collection of three Collins novellas Collins himself states that these are Stories in outline because they are so short but his writing doesn t suffer from being condensed for serialization He s still a gifted author and an early master of mystery suspense and sensationalism