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Wilkie Collins and Sensation Fiction


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Sensation Novels were Victorian books featuring dramatic, thrilling events. Their plots often revolved around sinister conspiracies, hidden secrets, crimes, and villainous schemers. The events in Sensation Fiction clearly have a lot to do with mystery fiction. However, sometimes Sensation Novels take the form of a mystery story, and sometimes they don't. (Mike Grost)

Wilkie Collins

A House to Let - Collaborative novella

The Woman in White - Novel

Armadale - Novel

The Moonstone - Novel

The Haunted Motel - Novel

Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Lady Audley’s Secret - Novel

Charlotte Bronte

Napoleon and the Spectre - Short story - 8th story in collection

Charles Dickens

The Mystery of Edmund Drood - Novel

A House to Let - Collaborative novella

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

A House to Let - Collaborative novella

The Grey Woman - Novel

J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Uncle Silas - Novel

Miriam Michelson

In the Bishop's Carriage - Novel

Margaret O. Oliphant

The Open Door and The Portrait: Stories of the Seen and the Unseen - Short stories

Adelaide Anne Proctor

A House to Let - Collaborative novella


- Mike Grost's recommended reading

- A Hayworth-Queen Cornerstone

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