Mr Wray S Cash Box

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Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1427060452
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 160

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by Wilkie Collins, Mr Wray S Cash Box Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mr Wray S Cash Box books, Wilkie Collins's Mr. Wray's Cash Box: The Mask and The Mystery was published in 1851 as a Christmas book. Mr. Reuben arrives in Tidbury fleeing the police and faces additional problems when two criminals snatch away his cash box. Stranded and penniless, he is aided by his grand daughter.



Wilkie Collins

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Author: Lillian Nayder
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
ISBN:
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 174

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Wilkie Collins

by Lillian Nayder, Wilkie Collins Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Wilkie Collins books, "Best known for the Woman in White and The Moonstone, and largely credited with developing the first detective and sensation novels in English literature, Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) has in recent years been the subject of renewed popular and critical interest. In five decades the prolific Collins produced more than twenty-five novels and novellas and five collections of short stories and essays; adapted, wrote, or produced more than twelve plays; and published a travel book, a biography, and dozens of journal articles. Also an outspoken social critic, Collins generated considerable controversy in both his works and his life - in writing about class and gender inequities, marriage law reform, and the crimes of British imperialism, for example, and in choosing to live with rather than marry the two women he partnered over the course of his life, and in fathering three children with one of them." "In Wilkie Collins, Lillian Nayder presents the first book-length study of Collins's life and the full range of his works - the novels, plays, short fiction, and nonfiction - in historical context. Whereas critics usually label Collins as either radical or reactionary, Nayder argues for a multifaceted view that takes into account Collins's simultaneous and complex stance as radical reformer and upholder of the patriarchal, imperial order."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved



Mr Wray S Cash Box

Mr  Wray s Cash Box PDF
Author: Wilkie Collins
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849658104
Category : Fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 160

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Mr Wray S Cash Box

by Wilkie Collins, Mr Wray S Cash Box Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Mr Wray S Cash Box books, A good bookshelf is not complete without this charming little tale. It is founded on what was related to the author as a fact, as to the first obtaining of the well-known cast of the face of Shakespeare, by a stonemason, who was repairing the church at Stratford-on Avon. He was found out, and by the local authorities forthwith threatened with severe penalties; and not knowing how far his deed was culpable, and their threats dangerous, he thought it best to make a hasty retreat from the place with his treasure. It was only for love and admiration of the poet that he had been prompted to procure the memorial for himself, but he was advised afterwards to turn it to profitable account. His casts, neatly mounted on black marble, were soon spread far and wide through England and America. From this fact, or tradition, the story of Mr. Wray and his family is conceived. The title of the story, as of a ‘Mysterious Cash-Box," arises from the opening scene, where a pretty and interesting girl comes into a chemist's shop, which is also the branch bank of a little country town. She asks leave to put a written bill in the window, advertising that “Mr. Reuben Wray, pupil of the late celebrated John Kemble, gives lessons on elocution and delivery at two-and-sixpence an hour.” That pupils are prepared for the stage, and various announcements, the long advertisement also sets forth. Speculation was soon afloat in the town of Tidbury-on-the-Marsh, about this Mr. Wray and the fair stranger who had brought the announcement to the bank window. Mr. Dark, one of the partners, had seen one of the gentlemen who lodged at No. 12, with a large cash-box, and it puzzled him how a man with a cash-box needed to give lessons in reading at half-a-crown an hour. The connection between the mask and the mystery may now be guessed. The story is very pleasantly told, and what Mr. Collins calls a slight sketch, is a beautifully-drawn picture of domestic life and quite a tale for an English or American winter fireside.



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Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher:
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Category : Literature
Languages : en
Pages :

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The Spectator

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Category : Art
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