After Dark Wilkie Collins

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After Dark  by  Wilkie Collins

After Dark by Wilkie Collins
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After Dark is Wilkie Collinss first collection of six short stories, published in 1856. The book is a series of tales supposed to be told to poor travelling portrait-painter, William Kerby, who is forced to abandon his profession for six months inMoreAfter Dark is Wilkie Collinss first collection of six short stories, published in 1856.

The book is a series of tales supposed to be told to poor travelling portrait-painter, William Kerby, who is forced to abandon his profession for six months in order to save his sight.Collins provides a narrative framework, which tells us how the painter came to think of publishing the stories, (Kerby’s wife Leah realizes that if she acts as amanuensis William can support them by turning author), how they were collected (from the people who ‘sat’ for him to have their portraits painted) and descriptions of the circumstances under which the tales were told.

The tales are stories of adventure, well varied, and often striking in the incidents, or with thrilling situations- and are as pleasant reading as a novel reader could desire.The six stories contained in the book are:The Travellers Story of A Terribly Strange BedThe Lawyers Story of A Stolen LetterThe French Governesss Story of Sister RoseThe Anglers Story of The Lady of Glenwith GrangeThe Nuns Story of Gabriels MarriageThe Professors Story of The Yellow MaskThis idea for the book may have been prompted by a period of eye-trouble suffered by Collinss father, William Collins, an English landscape and genre painter.

In the preface to After Dark, Collins also acknowledges the painter W. S. Herrick as his source for the facts on which A Terribly Strange Bed and The Yellow Mask are basedWilliam Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, poet, and playwright writing in the mid 19th century. His writing was very popular consisting of 27 novels, 50 short stories, 15 plays and over 100 poems. His best-known works were The Woman in White, The Moonstone and Armadale.



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