Dead Secret

 
 
Digireads.com Publishing
  • erschienen am 1. Januar 2011
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  • 216 Seiten
 
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978-1-4209-4390-0 (ISBN)
 
William Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) is best known as the innovator of the English detective novel, whose sensational novels, plays, and short stories were hugely popular in the Victorian era. Today, readers enjoy Collins' intricate and suspenseful plots, and his penetrating social commentary on the plight of women and domestic issues of the time. Unfortunately Collins suffered from rheumatic gout, for which he took the opiate laudanum, and which eventually led to paranoid delusions and the deterioration of his health. The first full length novel by Collins, "The Dead Secret", was originally written for serialization. A tale of unrelenting suspense and penetrating characterization, "The Dead Secret" tells of a mystery surrounding an untold secret of a dying wealthy woman. This woman's secret is shared only with her servant. Despite the woman's dying wish, the servant does not expose this secret but ends with an unpleasant result. Eventually the secret is revealed and all is understood in this blend of romance and Gothic drama.
  • Englisch
  • Stilwell
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  • USA
Neeland Media LLC
978-1-4209-4390-0 (9781420943900)
1420943901 (1420943901)
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  • Title page
  • BOOK I
  • CHAPTER I. THE TWENTY-THIRD OF AUGUST, 1829
  • CHAPTER II. THE CHILD
  • CHAPTER III. THE HIDING OF THE SECRET
  • BOOK II
  • CHAPTER I. FIFTEEN YEARS AFTER
  • CHAPTER II. THE SALE OF PORTHGENNA TOWER
  • CHAPTER III. THE BRIDE AND BRIDEGROOM
  • BOOK III
  • CHAPTER I. TIMON OF LONDON
  • CHAPTER II. WILL THEY COME?
  • CHAPTER III. MRS. JAZEPH
  • CHAPTER IV. THE NEW NURSE
  • CHAPTER V. A COUNCIL OF THREE
  • CHAPTER VI. ANOTHER SURPRISE
  • BOOK IV
  • CHAPTER I. A PLOT AGAINST THE SECRET.
  • CHAPTER II. OUTSIDE THE HOUSE
  • CHAPTER III. INSIDE THE HOUSE
  • CHAPTER IV. MR. MUNDER ON THE SEAT OF JUDGMENT
  • CHAPTER V. MOZART PLAYS FAREWELL
  • BOOK V
  • CHAPTER I. AN OLD FRIEND AND A NEW SCHEME
  • CHAPTER II. THE BEGINNING OF THE END
  • CHAPTER III. APPROACHING THE PRECIPICE
  • CHAPTER IV. STANDING ON THE BRINK
  • CHAPTER V. THE MYRTLE ROOM
  • CHAPTER VI. THE TELLING OF THE SECRET
  • BOOK VI
  • CHAPTER I. UNCLE JOSEPH
  • CHAPTER II. WAITING AND HOPING.
  • CHAPTER III. THE STORY OF THE PAST
  • CHAPTER IV. THE CLOSE OF DAY
  • CHAPTER V. FORTY THOUSAND POUNDS
  • CHAPTER VI. THE DAWN OF A NEW LIFE
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