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The Frozen Deep

The Frozen Deep

by Wilkie Collins
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/11/2018
RRP  $19.25 $18.95

Frank Aldersley becomes engaged to Clara Burnham on the eve of his departure on a journey to discover the Northwest Passage.

Unbeknownst to him, Richard Wardour, his spurned rival, joins the crew of another ship belonging to the same expedition. When the ships get trapped in the ice and the men are randomly drawn into the same search party, Richard finds himself torn between his desire for revenge and the need for solidarity in the face of adversity.

Based on an actual doomed mission to the Arctic captained by Sir John Franklin, and initially written for the stage in collaboration with Dickens – who also acted in the play – The Frozen Deep is an action-packed tale of vengeance and sacrifice.

“You can't help feeling that Wilkie Collins was more in tune with modernity than his friend Charles Dickens.” – The Guardian

ISBN:
9781847497673
9781847497673
Category:
Adventure
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-11-2018
Publisher:
Alma Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
114
Dimensions (mm):
198x128mm
Weight:
0.11kg
Wilkie Collins

William Wilkie Collins was born in London in 1824, the son of a successful and popular painter. On leaving school, he worked in the office of a tea merchant in the Strand before reading law as a student at Lincoln's Inn. However his real passion was for writing and, in 1850, he published his first novel, Antonina.

In 1851, the same year that he was called to the bar, he met and established a lifelong friendship with Charles Dickens. While Collins' fame rests on his best known works, The Woman in White and The Moonstone, he wrote over thirty books, as well as numerous short stories, articles and plays. He was a hugely popular writer in his lifetime. An unconventional individual, he never married but established long-term liaisons with two separate partners. He died in 1889.

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