The Guilty River
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The Guilty River

By Wilkie Collins
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Book Description

During his lifetime, British fiction writer Wilkie Collins came to rival Charles Dickens in popularity and critical acclaim. Like Dickens, Collins often gravitated toward characters who overcame significant obstacles to learn important life lessons. The novella The Guilty River continues in this vein, recounting an against-all-odds love affair that blossoms between a couple that each hail from a different social caste.

Table of Contents
  • THE GUILTY RIVER
  • by
  • Wilkie Collins
  • CONTENTS
    • Chapter I On the Way to the River Chapter II The River Introduces Us Chapter III He Shows Himself Chapter IV He Explains Himself Chapter V He Betrays Himself Chapter VI The Return of the Portfolio Chapter VII The Best Society Chapter VIII The Deaf Lodger Chapter IX Mrs. Roylake's Game: First Move Chapter X Warned! Chapter XI Warned Again! Chapter XII Warned for the Last Time! Chapter XIII The Claret Jug Chapter XIV Gloody Settles the Account Chapter XV The Miller's Hospitality Chapter XVI Bribery and Corruption Chapter XVII Utter Failure Chapter XVIII The Mistress of Trimley Deen
    • CHAPTER I
    • ON THE WAY TO THE RIVER
    • CHAPTER II
    • THE RIVER INTRODUCES US
    • CHAPTER III
    • HE SHOWS HIMSELF
    • CHAPTER IV
    • HE EXPLAINS HIMSELF
    • CHAPTER V
    • HE BETRAYS HIMSELF
      • I
      • II
      • III
      • IV
      • V
      • VI
      • VII
      • VIII
      • IX
      • EXTRACTS FROM A DEAF MAN'S DIARY
    • CHAPTER VI
    • THE RETURN OF THE PORTFOLIO
    • CHAPTER VII
    • THE BEST SOCIETY
    • CHAPTER VIII
    • THE DEAF LODGER
    • CHAPTER IX
    • MRS ROYLAKE'S GAME: FIRST MOVE
    • CHAPTER X
    • WARNED!
    • CHAPTER XI
    • WARNED AGAIN!
    • CHAPTER XII
    • WARNED FOR THE LAST TIME!
    • CHAPTER XIII
    • THE CLARET JUG
    • CHAPTER XIV
    • GLOODY SETTLES THE ACCOUNT
    • CHAPTER XV
    • THE MILLER'S HOSPITALITY
    • CHAPTER XVI
    • BRIBERY AND CORRUPTION
    • CHAPTER XVII
    • UTTER FAILURE
    • CHAPTER XVIII
    • THE MISTRESS OF TRIMLEY DEEN
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