The Queen of Hearts
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The Queen of Hearts

By Wilkie Collins
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An early innovator in the genre of mystery and detective fiction, Wilkie Collins gained an enormous readership during his lifetime. Though many readers became hooked on his work due to his meticulous plotting and mastery with suspense, critics say that Collins' popularity endured as a result of his incisive social insight and commentary. "The Queen of Hearts" is a masterpiece of Victorian-era detective fiction and a rewarding read for fans of classic mysteries.

Table of Contents
  • THE QUEEN OF HEARTS
    • LETTER OF DEDICATION.
      • TO
  • THE QUEEN OF HEARTS.
    • CHAPTER I. OURSELVES.
    • CHAPTER II. OUR DILEMMA.
      • WHO is the young lady? And how did she find her way into The Glen Tower?
    • CHAPTER III. OUR QUEEN OF' HEARTS.
    • CHAPTER IV. OUR GRAND PROJECT.
    • BROTHER GRIFFITH'S STORY of THE FAMILY SECRET.
    • CHAPTER I.
    • CHAPTER II.
    • CHAPTER III.
    • BROTHER MORGAN'S STORY of THE DREAM-WOMAN.
    • CHAPTER I.
    • CHAPTER II.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • His mother came out eagerly to receive him.
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • BROTHER GRIFFITH'S STORY of MAD MONKTON
    • CHAPTER I.
    • CHAPTER II.
    • CHAPTER III.
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • CHAPTER V.
    • CHAPTER VI.
    • BROTHER MORGAN'S STORY of THE DEAD HAND
    • BROTHER GRIFFITH'S STORY of THE BITER BIT.
    • BROTHER OWEN'S STORY of THE PARSON'S SCRUPLE.
    • CHAPTER I.
    • CHAPTER II.
    • BROTHER GRIFFITH'S STORY of A PLOT IN PRIVATE LIFE.
    • CHAPTER I.
    • CHAPTER II.
    • CHAPTER III.
    • CHAPTER IV.
    • CHAPTER V.
    • CHAPTER VI.
    • BROTHER MORGAN'S STORY of FAUNTLEROY.
    • CHAPTER I.
    • CHAPTER II.
    • BROTHER OWEN'S STORY of ANNE RODWAY.
      • [TAKEN FROM HER DIARY.]
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