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Wilkie Collins

(1824 - 1889)

A Fair Penitent

A Frenchwoman named Mademoiselle Gautier begins life as an actress and ends it as a Carmelite nun. The story follows her conversion and her life in the convent.

22 min read · Rating: PG · Read story

Mr. Lismore and the Widow

A man and a widow meet at a public meeting and form a connection. The widow offers to help the man financially, but he must marry her. They marry, but the man is later tempted by a young actress...

36 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story

The Traveller's Story of a Very Strange Bed

A young man recounts his experience at a gambling house in Paris, where he narrowly escapes being smothered to death in a bed rigged with a deadly contraption.

34 min read · Rating: R · Read story

Mrs. Zant and the Ghost

A man and his daughter come accross an apparently mad, ill woman in a London park.

64 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story