|Author||: Wilkie Collins|
|Publisher||: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks|
|Release Date||: 2021-08-18|
|Pages||: 368 pages|
|Rating||: 4.9/5 (859 download)|
Download or read book After Dark written by Wilkie Collins and published by Phoemixx Classics Ebooks. This book was released on 2021-08-18 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After Dark Wilkie Collins - After Dark is Wilkie Collins's first collection of six short stories, published in 1856. The book is a series of tales supposed to be told to poor travelling portrait-painter, William Kerby, who is forced to abandon his profession for six months in order to save his sight.Collins provides a narrative framework, which tells us how the painter came to think of publishing the stories, (Kerbys wife Leah realizes that if she acts as amanuensis William can support them by turning author), how they were collected (from the people who sat for him to have their portraits painted) and descriptions of the circumstances under which the tales were told. The tales are stories of adventure, well varied, and often striking in the incidents, or with thrilling situations; and are as pleasant reading as a novel reader could desire.