Miss or Mrs.?

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 of 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 TThe 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 of 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, varied 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 prefaces.
Miss or Mrs The three novellas gathered here Miss or Mrs The Haunted Hotel and The Guilty River demonstrate Collins s ability to construct a gripping situation and create an atmosphere of myste

  • Title: Miss or Mrs.?
  • Author: Wilkie Collins
  • ISBN: 9781414220215
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Miss or Mrs.?”

    1. Okay, so before I start with a review of this book, I'd like to make a point. I read Ann Veronica in the beginning of the year. I'm currently reading Cousin Betty. I've read Pygmalion, Little Dorrit, Great Expectations, and a whole hoard of other books written well over a century ago, that portray women as strong, independent, and extremely likeable characters. And I haven't even started with the female writers yet! So what seems to be the problem with today's writers? Why are women in modern-da [...]

    2. An arranged marriage, stolen kisses, financial ruin, dark pasts, and gunfire… This is what you can expect from Miss or Mrs.? For being a story by my old friend Collins, it’s a very short one. However, the length of the story isn’t the only thing unusual. Contrary to his usual mystery where we (usually) follow our protagonist and perhaps one or several eyewitness statements. Here we get to follow along in the thoughts and actions of our antagonist, clearly and plainly. It even made me doubt [...]

    3. I'm happy that I live in the present day when I have my own choice about my future and will not be forced into marriage for the sake of others' interests.

    4. I liked this better than the Rogue book, but not quite as much as The Woman in White. The main idea seems to be about deception and fraud, which lead to other crimes. The book has an entertaining plot, though the ideas of marriage to one's cousin, and underage marriage certainly don't appeal to me. Apparently, there were many marriages arranged for the sake of money, land and titles in Victorian England.

    5. Not one of his best books. Still well written with a good plot, however the characters were weak especially the heroine and the ending was abrupt.

    6. Wilkie Collins is so fun and so good at writing women who act like humans and speak to each other and have inner lives and such. Quite melodramatic but so fun!

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