Wilkie Collins

British writer
Wilkie Collins

William Wilkie Collins (January 8, 1824September 23, 1889) was an English novelist, playwright and writer of short stories. He was a pioneer in the writing of detective fiction.

The Law and The LadyEdit

  • One of our first amusements as children (if we have any imagination at all) is to get out of our own characters, and to try the characters of other personages as a change—to be fairies, to be queens, to be anything, in short, but what we really are.

QuotesEdit

  • Men ruin themselves headlong for unworthy women.
    • Man and Wife (1870) [Oxford University Press, 1998, ISBN 0-192-83696-X], vol. II, ch. XLI: The Sacrifice of Herself (p. 385)


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