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Miss Morris and the Stranger

(1881)
A novel by

 
This early work by Wilkie Collins was originally published in 1881. Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins' family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838. Returning to England, Collins attended Cole's boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus & Co. in the Strand. In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practiced. It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews. The 1860s saw Collins' creative high-point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White (1860), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The Moonstone, meanwhile is seen by many as the first true detective novel - T. S. Eliot called it "the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels...in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe." Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

 
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: Miss Morris and the Stranger ('How I Married Him')
Author(s): Wilkie Collins
ISBN: 1-4474-7077-X / 978-1-4474-7077-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Cullen Press
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January 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Miss Morris and the Stranger
Author(s): Wilkie Collins
ISBN: 1-4819-7955-8 / 978-1-4819-7955-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

April 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Miss Morris and the Stranger ('How I Married Him')
Author(s): Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Greenbie Press
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