The Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins
A mystery of unrelenting suspense and penetrating characterization, The Dead Secret explores the relationship between a fallen woman, her illegitimate daughter, and buried secrets in a superb blend of romance and Gothic drama. Reprinted here in the only critical edition available, is the text of the first edition, including Collins’s preface and revisions. A superb introduction relates the text to Collins’s love of the theatre, and previous and subsequent works.
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