The Classics Challenge has started and the first book I’m reading is The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. Katherine at November’s Autumn has provided some questions at different levels, depending on how much of the book you’ve read. I’m starting with level 1:
Who is the author? What do they look like? When were they born? Where did they live? What does their handwriting look like? What are some of the other novels they’ve written? What is an interesting and random fact about their life?
Wilkie Collins (1824 – 1889)
- Blandford Square (1848-1850)
- Hanover Terrace (1850-1856)
- Harley Place (1856-1857)
- Harley Street (1860-1864)
- Melcombe Place (1864-1867)
- Gloucester Place (1867-1888)
- Wimpole Street (1888-1889)
He wrote 30 novels, more than 60 short stories, 14 plays, and over 100 non-fiction pieces. His best-known works are The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale and No Name.
Collins also considered a career in painting and exhibited a picture at the Royal Academy summer exhibition in 1849.