By W. Baker
The fall 2004 Andrew Lloyd Webber West finish musical edition 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 versions of his letters, is the 1st to comprehensively light up the proof of his mysterious existence. It contains sections on humans of significance in his existence, is totally listed and may be an fundamental reference paintings for all these drawn to a tremendous Victorian author, the Victorian novel, brief tale, drama and detective fiction.
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WMC tells HC “I wish I could show you Willy’s poem. ” September 9 (Thurs) WMC writes HC that his son “must know I shd. ” 1842 May 18 (Wed) WMC fretting about WC’s future appeals to his former patron Sir Robert Peel (1788–1850), who at the time was Prime Minister. WMC is asking for assistance in getting his son WC into the Civil Service. ” The response was not encouraging (Peters, 55–58). 1842 17 June–July WC travels with WMC to Scotland and the Shetland Islands. WMC asked to illustrate Abbotsford edition of Sir Walter Scott’s, The Pirate.
19 (Thurs) Performances reviewed in the Court Journal, the Literary Gazette and the Morning Chronicle. The Literary Gazette thought CD better in the farce, and “in low comedy one of the greatest actors of our time. It was nearly one o’clock when the performance” finished (P, 6, 412 n3). July WC paid £6. 11s. for his “The Picture Galleries of England I, The Earl of Ellesmere’s Collection,” published in Bentley’s Miscellany: 78–87. Francis Egerton, the first Earl of Ellesmere’s (1800–1857) gallery at Bridgewater House, Green Park, was finished in 1850.
God be with him, on this, to us both, most important day” (Memoirs, II, 255). July–early November WMC and HC away from London. In an attempt to restore WMC’s health and spirits they visit the Portsmouth area, the Isle of Wight, Southampton and the surroundings. July 30 (Tue) WC, writing from Antrobus to HC staying on the Isle of Wight a letter replete with domestic gossip and comic verse. He and CAC take it in turns to write. ” Gossips about the servants’ activities, but reassures HC that he is acting responsibly and managing affairs whilst she and WMC are away.
A Wilkie Collins Chronology (Author Chronologies) by W. Baker