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Wilkie Collins, “The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice”

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Fusing drama, supernatural, and borrowed characteristics from gothic mystery, Collins creates a modern mystery of a haunted hotel

 

An eminent doctor is visited by a desperate woman with a question: am I evil, or insane? When the letters from an Italian servant to his wife in London suddenly cease, she is convinced he has been murdered. In the darkened bedroom of a mouldering palazzo by the Grand Canal, an English lord sickens and suddenly dies.

 

Is there no explanation of the mystery of The Haunted Hotel? Is The Haunted Hotel the tale of a haunting — or the tale of a crime? The ghost of Lord Montberry haunts the Palace Hotel in Venice — or does it? Montberry’s beautiful-yet-terrifying wife, the Countess Narona, and her erstwhile brother are the center of the terror that fills the Palace Hotel. Are their malefactions at the root of the haunting — or is there something darker, something much more unknowable at work?

 

Media Reviews

‘Alchemy, premonitions, disappearances, madness, supernatural sightings and even a whiff of incest combine…a pleasingly nasty affair’ – The Times

‘An atmospheric and ghostly evocation of a wintry Venice in the 1800s’ – The Guardian

‘Wilkie Collins is the finest practitioner of the novel of sensation… he took the elements gothic fiction relied upon – secret lives, lovers, villainy – and moved them into the suburbs… here the genre fused with the already established crime novel and took it in a new direction, more familiar and more frightening’ – The Daily Telegraph

‘Wilkie Collins [drew] on the conventions of blood and thunder melodrama but subtly let the reader know he’s having fun with the game’ – The Guardian

‘Wilkie Collins is the finest practitioner of the novel of sensation… he took the elements gothic fiction relied upon – secret lives, lovers, villainy – and moved them into the suburbs… here the genre fused with the already established crime novel and took it in a new direction, more familiar and more frightening’ – The Daily Telegraph

 

Wilkie Collins (London, 1824-1889), after school, worked for a tea merchant before studying to become a lawyer. In 1848 he published a biography of his father and his first novel, Antonina, followed in 1850. In 1851 he met Charles Dickens who would later edit and publish some of his novels. Collins’s novels were extremely popular in his own time as well as now. The Woman in White (1859), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868) are his best known works.

 

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  • Publisher: Intra S.r.l.s. (June 29, 2021)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • ISBN-13: 979-1259911216
  • Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.49 x 8 inches
  • Price: (INT) $ 9.99 (paperback) – (IT) € 9,99 (paperback), 8,99 (ebook Intra)

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