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Wilkie Collins
English novelist, dramatist, short story writer, who was a pioneer detective fiction writer
(1824-89)



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There, in the middle of the broad, bright high-road ... stood the figure of a solitary Woman, dressed from head to foot in white garments, her face bent in grave inquiry on mine, her hand pointing to the dark cloud over London, as I faced her.
-- The Woman in White (1860)

Cultivate a superiority to reason, and see how you pare the claws of all the sensible people when they try to scratch you for your own good.
-- The Moonstone (1868)


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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