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This is a bibliography of the works of Wilkie Collins.


  • Iolani, or Tahiti as it was. A Romance (written 1844; published 1999)[1]
  • Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A. (1848)[1]
  • Antonina (1850)[1]
  • Rambles Beyond Railways, or, Notes in Cornwall taken a-foot (with illustrations by Henry C. Brandling; 1851)[1]
  • Basil (1852)[1]
  • "Mr Wray's Cash Box" (1852)[1]
  • "A Terribly Strange Bed" (1852)
  • Hide and Seek (1854)[1]
  • "The Ostler" (1855)
  • After Dark (1856)[1]
  • "The Lady of Glenwith Grange" (1856)
  • The Dead Secret (1856)[1]
  • A Rogue's Life (1856/1879)[1]
  • The Frozen Deep (1857), a play co-written with Charles Dickens
  • "A House to Let" (1858), a short story co-written with Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell and Adelaide Anne Procter
  • "The Haunted House" a short story co-written with Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, Adelaide Anne Proctor, George Sala and Hesba Stretton
  • The Queen of Hearts (1859)[1]
  • The Woman in White (1860)[1]
  • No Name (1862)[1]
  • My Miscellanies (1863)[1]
  • Armadale (1866)
  • No Thoroughfare (1867), a story and play co-written with Charles Dickens
  • The Moonstone (1868)[1]
  • Man and Wife (1870)[1]
  • Poor Miss Finch (1872),[1] dedicated to Frances Minto Elliot
  • Miss or Mrs? (1873)[1]
  • The New Magdalen (1873)[1]
  • The Frozen Deep and Other Stories (1874)[1]
    • "The Frozen Deep"
    • "Dream Woman"
    • "John Jago's Ghost; or The Dead Alive"
  • The Law and the Lady (1875)[1]
  • The Two Destinies (1876)[1]
  • The Haunted Hotel (1878)[1]
  • The Fallen Leaves (1879)[1]
  • My Lady's Money (1879)[1]
  • Jezebel's Daughter (serialisation 1879–80; 3 vols 1880),[1] novelisation of Collins' play The Red Vial (1858)
  • "Who Killed Zebedee?" (1881)
  • The Black Robe (1881)[1]
  • Heart and Science (1883)[1]
  • I Say No (1884)[1]
  • The Ghost's Touch and Other Stories (1885)
  • The Evil Genius (1886)[1]
  • The Guilty River (1886)[1]
  • Little Novels (1887)[1]
  • The Legacy of Cain (1889)[1]
  • Blind Love (1890 – unfinished, completed by Walter Besant)[1]

Films based on his novels[edit]

  • Basil (UK 1998)
  • The Woman in White (UK 1997)
  • The Moonstone (UK 1996)
  • Zhenshchina v belom (The Woman In White, Russia 1982)
  • The Woman in White (UK, TV, 5 episodes, 1982)
  • La donna in bianco (Italy, TV, 1980)
  • Lucilla (Poor Miss Finch, Germany, 1979, 2 episodes, directed by Wilhelm Semmelroth)
  • Der Monddiamant (The Moonstone, Germany 1974, 2 episodes, directed by Wilhelm Semmelroth)
  • Great Mysteries (1 Episode: A Terribly Strange Bed, USA 1973)
  • Der rote Schal (Armadale, 3 episodes, directed by Wilhelm Semmelroth)
  • La pietra di luna (The Moonstone, Italy 1972)
  • The Moonstone (UK, 5 episodes, 1972)
  • Die Frau in Weiß (The Woman in White, 3 episodes, Germany 1971, directed by Wilhelm Semmelroth)
  • The Policeman and the Cook (USA 1970)
  • La femme en blanc (The Woman in White, France 1970)
  • La dama vestida de blanco (The Woman in White, Spain 1967)
  • The Woman in White (UK, 6 episodes, 1966)
  • A Terribly Strange Bed (USA 1991)
  • Dow Hour of Great Mysteries: The Woman in White (USA 1960)
  • The Moonstone (UK, 7 episodes, 1959)
  • Hour of Mystery: The Woman in White (UK 1957)
  • Sergeant Cuff kann den Mondstein nicht finden (The Moonstone, Germany 1955)
  • Suspense: The Moonstone (USA 1954)
  • Tales Of Adventure: The Moonstone (USA 1952, 5 episodes)
  • Robert Montgomery Presents: The Moonstone (USA 1952)
  • Kvinna i vitt (The Woman in White, Sweden 1949)
  • The Woman in White (USA 1948)
  • Crimes at the Dark House (based on The Woman in White, USA 1940)
  • The Moonstone (1934)
  • The Woman in White (1929)
  • She Loves and Lies (1920)
  • The Twin Pawns (1919)
  • The Woman in White (1917)
  • Tangled Lives (1917)
  • The Moonstone (1915)
  • The Quest of the Sacred Jewel (1914)
  • The New Magdalen (1914
  • The Dream Woman (1914)
  • The New Magdalen (1912)
  • The Woman in White (1912)
  • The New Magdalene (1910)


Among English novels of the present day, and among English novelists, a great division is made. There are sensational novels, and anti-sensational; sensational novelists, and anti-sensational; snesational readers, and anti-sensational. The novelists who are considered to be anti-sensational are generally called realistic. I am realistic. My friend Wilkie Collins is generally supposed to be sensational. The readers who prefer the one are supposed to take delight in the elucidation of the character. Those who hold by the other are charmed by the construction and gradual development of a plot. All this is, I think, a mistake,--which mistake arises from the inability of the imperfect artist to be at the same time realistic and sensational. A good novel should be both,--and both in the highest degree. If a novel fail in either, there is a failure in Art. . . . No novel is anything, for purposes either of comedy or tragedy, unless the reader can sympathise with the characters whose names he finds upon the page. Let an author so tell his tale as to touch his reader's heart and draw his tears, and he has, so far, done his work well. Truth let there be,--truth of description, truth of chatracter, human truth as to men and women. If there be such truth, I do not know that a novel can be too sensational. (Anthony Trollope, An Autobiography)

This page seeks to collect any and all useful Internet materials related to the life and works of Wilkie Collins. I would gratefully appreciate any information supplied regarding Wilkie Collins on the Web.
If you would like to add to this page (your own or others you've visited), please forward the URL to me at: matsuoka@lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp.

Wilkie Collins Web Sites

  • The Wilkie Collins Society
  • Collins Hyper-Concordance
  • CFP: Sensation, Detection, Mission: Wilkie Collins's Generic Marginality (1996 MLA in Washington)
  • Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins (The History of the Mystery: An Interactive Journey)
  • The Serial Publication in Britain of the Novels of Wilkie Collins (Graham Law, Waseda University)
  • Whodunit's Wilkie Collins (Katsuro Hayashi, Japan)
  • Wilkie Collins' Cases
  • Wilkie Collins's Grave (Kensal Green Cemetery, London)
  • Wilkie Collins's "The Woman in White" (Dr. Kirsten Hクttner)
  • Victorian Web, The
  • Wikipedia
  • Wilkie Collins Appreciation Page
  • Wilkie Collins - Biography and Works
  • The Wilkie Collins Website
  • The Wilkie Collins Pages (Paul Lewis)
  • Wilkie Collins's Background
    1. A bibliography of the first publication of his books in England. With images and details of later publication
    2. Chronological display of 80 images of Wilkie Collins from 1824 to 2000.
      More images of Wilkie than anywhere else - now with even more images.
    3. Wilkie and photographs - the major known photographs of Wilkie from 1857 to 1889 together with quotes from his letters and writings about photography. Re-written with new material.
    4. E-texts - links to e-texts of almost all of Wilkie's works. Now including Rambles Beyond Railways and all the 27 novels that were published during his lifetime and all his short stories - 58 altogether. There are also 36 non-fiction pieces and five of his plays - which are almost impossible to obtain anywhere else.
    5. A list of the published biographies and book-length literary studies.
    6. Wilkie's letters Images of manuscripts of fifty letters are reproduced here together with line by line transcriptions and supporting material.
    7. Wilkie at Christmas - what he wrote and what he thought. Now updated with more Christmas quotes.
    8. Unknown Collins The text of some of his unknown works. Much of his work has been out of print since it was first published. Now you can read some of it here.
    9. The French preface to The Woman in White never before re-published or translated
    10. Where Wilkie Lived - words and pictures on his London homes
    11. Aldborough - Wilkie's setting for No Nameincluding Millais's illustration.
    12. Wilkie's walk from Ravello to Amalfi in 1838
    13. The history of Wilkie Collins's first novel, Iolani - unpublished in his own lifetime and lost for nearly a hundred years - which was finally published in 1999.
    14. A film version of Basil
    15. Links to other websites with information about Wilkie Collins
    16. Wilkie's will The text of his will and notes on it.
    17. What Collins thought of Dickens The few written references by Collins about his friend.
    18. Dickens's Bonfire Was Collins the inspiration which led Dickens to burn all his letters?
    19. A large image and some information about his monogram
    20. Biographical notes for 1852 and 1853
    21. Wilkie's family - his brother Charles Allston Collins and his father William Collins R.A. including images of letters and paintings

The Grave of Wilkie Collins, Kensal Green in north-west London. (Courtesy of David Borrill)

Mailing Lists

The Wilkie Collins Society

  • Contact:
    The Wilkie Collins Society was formed during 1980 to promote interest in the life and works of this important nineteenth century author. Apart from The Moonstone and The Woman in White which are both well known, he wrote numerous other novels, short stories, plays and essays. His books have attracted readers for more than a century and his unconventional lifestyle has intrigued the literary world for nearly as long.

    The Wilkie Collins Journal

    For further details refer to Paul Lewis, Secretary: paul@deadline.demon.co.uk.

Works and E-texts

The Fiction of Wilkie Collins (James Rusk) - Please note that the server at this address is sometimes not available for a few hours. If you get a "server is busy" error (or cannot connect for any other reason) please try again later in the day.

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A New Society

This extract is taken from the mailing list VICTORIA.

March 26, 1996

Tamar Heller and Lillian Nayder are pleased to announce the formation of a new society devoted to the study and discussion of Wilkie Collins. This newly formed society welcomes all those interested in Collins and his works, whether they consider themselves enthusiasts or scholars; we hope it will provide a forum and a network for its members in a number of ways:

1) By providing a list which includes the particular interests and/or works in progress of its members, in the hopes of identifying and bringing together those engaged in archival research on Collins and in constructing electronic resources, and in order to foster collaborative undertakings;

2) By providing a newsletter, which will (hopefully) evolve into a journal devoted to Collins scholarship and reviews;

3) By organizing a conference on sensation fiction, to be held on or before the year 2000.

While we would like the society to be recognized by the Modern Language Association, and organize an annual Collins panel for the December convention (as opposed to "special sessions," so often rejected on single authors), we understand that the MLA is wary of granting "official" status to new societies, and are rather skeptical of success in that regard.

We would like those interested in joining a Collins society to provide us with the following information:

1) Your name, address (mail and email), and academic or professional affiliation;

2) A description of your particular interests in Collins;

3) A list of publications and/or works in progress on Collins (for a bibliography).

Depending, of course, on membership figures, we believe that annual dues of $20.00 will cover the costs of publishing and mailing a newsletter and compiling membership information, but we are not accepting dues at this time. We would prefer that the Collins Society newsletter appear both electronically and in published (printed) form, but we solicit your opinions in this regard.

We look forward to hearing from interested parties. Please respond (privately) to either or both of us:

Lillian Nayder
Department of English
Bates College
Lewiston, Maine 04240

Tamar Heller
Department of English
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292


This extract is taken from the mailing list VICTORIA.

The *Wilkie Collins Society Journal* is an annual volume dedicated to original scholarly essays and reviews of publications relating to Wilkie Collins, his works, and his culture. The *Journal* appeared regularly during the 1980s but has recently been dormant. A New Series will be launched in 1998, with a fresh editorial team and editorial board, sponsored jointly by the original London-based Wilkie Collins Society and the newly-formed Wilkie Collins Society of North America.

The joint-editors are Graham Law and Lillian Nayder; the editorial board includes Tamar Heller, Clair Hughes, Phillip O'Neill, Catherine Peters, Jenny Bourne Taylor and Ronald R. Thomas.

The editors are now actively seeking submissions for the opening issues. Articles (not more than 6,000 words) should be sent to one of the postal addresses provided below. All manuscripts should follow the MLA Stylesheet, 2nd edition, and be submitted on computer diskette (MS-DOS Format, with Microsoft Word or Word Perfect) plus one paper copy, and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Please note that the e-mail addresses provided should be used for enquiries only, not for submissions.

Submissions from North America to:
Lillian Nayder
Department of English
Bates College
Lewiston, ME 04240

Submissions from elsewhere to:
Graham Law
[Until March 1998]
School of English and American Studies
University of Exeter
Exeter EX4 4QJ

[From April 1998]
School of Law
Waseda University
Nishi-Waseda 1-6-1, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-50


This extract is taken from the mailing list VICTORIA.

17 August 1998.

From: SusanDara@aol.com
Subject: New list : Wilkie Collins

I would like to announce the establishment of a new list for the discussion of the life, time and works of Wilkie Collins at http://www.onelist.com/ this is a free service, but to join the list you have to become a registered onelist user, that's free and no strings too.

I found this because I joined a victoria list and Lewis Carroll list there. The site is called Wilkiecollins@onelist.com and it's filled under both new lists, Books | Authors, or by doing a search for the list name. Registration is simple and many of the information areas are optional. Since this not a restricted list you do not need to supply last name or any info you do not wish to provide.

This is the Description of the list as it appears on onelist.

Wilkiecollins [English] [For People Over 17] Similar lists This list is for book lovers and scholars alike who would like to discuss and keep in touch with others who enjoy talking about Wilkie Collins, his life, works, and world. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) wrote 25 novels, more than 50 short stories, at least 15 plays, and more than 100 pieces of journalism. His novels include The Woman In White and The Moonstone, considered by many to be the first full length detective novel in English. This list will not only be a place for scholars and enthusiasts to network, but also, if there is an interest, a cyber reading group of the works of Wilkie Collins allowing for the free exchange of ideas, impressions, and beliefs regarding the man and his era.

For more information, SusanDara@aol.com

Susan Dara


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