The Black Robe

The Black Robe

by Wilkie Collins, Ravell (Editor)


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The Black Robe is an 1881 epistolary novel by famed English writer, Wilkie Collins. The book relates the misadventures of Lewis Romayne, and is also noted for a perceived anti-Catholic bias. As the story begins, Romayne and his friend, Major Hynd, are in Boulogne to visit Romayne's aunt, who is dying. While there, Romayne attends a card game, where he has an argument with a corrupt card sharp, the General, who challenges him to a duel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781722026400
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/27/2018
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

English novelist William Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) was a playwright and short story writer best-known for The Woman in White (1859), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868).
He was born into the London family of painter William Collins and lived in Italy and France as a child learning French and Italian. After his first novel, Antonina, was published in 1850 he met Charles Dickens, who became a close friend, collaborator and mentor.
Some of his work was first published in All the Year Round and Household Words, run by Dickens, and the two collaborated on drama and fiction.

American author Louisa May Alcott (1832 -1888) was born in Germantown, now Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is best known as the author of Little Women (1868) and its sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886).
Little Women is set in the Alcott family home, Hillside, and is based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her sisters.

Date of Birth:

December 8, 1824

Date of Death:

September 23, 1889

Place of Birth:

London, England

Place of Death:

London, England


Studied law at Lincoln¿s Inn, London

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