By W. Baker
The fall 2004 Andrew Lloyd Webber West finish musical version of TheWomen In White supplied an addtional impetus to the on-going fascination with Wilkie Collins's (1824-1889) unconventional existence and writings. This Chronology, drawing upon lately released variants of his letters, is the 1st to comprehensively light up the evidence of his mysterious existence. It contains sections on humans of significance in his lifestyles, is absolutely listed and should be an quintessential reference paintings for all these drawn to an incredible Victorian author, the Victorian novel, brief tale, drama and detective fiction.
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The novel treated, as WC recalls, “with such a chorus of praise as has never been sung over me since” (introduction to 1861 reprint). RB advertised the novel in the Athenaeum, quoting “effusive praise from nine dailies and weeklies” (Page, 6). Chorley and others placed WC in the leading ranks of English novelists. WC writes CW from Albury, nearly Guildford in Surrey with instructions concerning reviews of Antonina. Tells CW “There is nothing particular here – very few leaves on the trees – very little grass on the fields no political changes in the village – a cursed confused chirping of birds – an unnecessarily large supply of fresh air – and an [odd] absence of cabs, omnibuses, circulating libraries, public houses, newspaper offices, pastry cook shops, [with] other articles of civilisation” (L, I, 60).
CL, I, 28–29). 15 (Wed) WC writes a detailed letter to the novelist Richard Henry Dana, Jr. ” WC is concerned with the “chances of success…for a book devoted to so peaceful a subject as the Art, amid the vital and varied interests of home politics and foreign revolutions now attracting everybody’s attention in England, it is impossible to say. ” In addition WC comments on contemporary events in the Art world and especially on Robert Vernon’s (1774–1849) presentation of 157 paintings to the nation.
The Queen noted in her Journal “The rooms and the little theatre were beautifully arranged … All acted on the whole well” (P, 6, 371–372, 385–386 n4). Second performance of Not So Bad As We Seem, and the addition of Mark Lemon’s farce, Mr. Nightingale’s Diary written with CD. WC played the part of Lithers, the Landlord. The performance followed by a Ball and supper for both the performers and the audience. June 1 (Sat) WC’s review “The Exhibition of the Royal Academy,” published in Bentley’s Miscellany: 617.
A Wilkie Collins Chronology (Author Chronologies) by W. Baker