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[Letter] 1879 March 15, London [to] Mr. E.A. Buck / Wilkie Collins.

Title: [Letter] 1879 March 15, London [to] Mr. E.A. Buck / Wilkie Collins.
Personal Author: Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889.
Date: 1879 March 15.
Extent: [1] leaf, folded.
General Note: The letter is written on letterhead bearing the address: 90, Gloucester Place / Portman Square, W. See also Collins' manuscript for his short story "Fatal Fortune" in the collection.
Abstract: Collins reports that the necessities of advertising have obliged him to publish a date for the Christmas story, reminding Buck that if it is not published in England, Collins loses his copyright. Collins makes plans to send the manuscript and calculates the date of its arrival. He also mentions the story "The Devil's Spectacles," asserting that the Devil "shall have no cause to be ashamed of the story if I [underscored] can help it." An English novelist who wrote sensation fiction, Wilkie Collins' most popular works include The Woman in White (1860) and The Moonstone (1868); a friend of Charles Dickens' (whose letters are also represented in the collection), Collins collaborated with him on No Thoroughfare (1867) and contributed to Dickens' periodical Household Words.
Personal Subject: Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889--Correspondence.
Subject: Publishers and publishing
English literature--20th century.
Recipient: Buck, E.A.
 

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