By Wilkie Collins
Wilkie Collins used to be an English author top recognized for writing secret novels. Collins used to be additionally an outstanding pal of Charles Dickens and infrequently collaborated with him on performs and brief tales. Armadale is a secret novel released in 1866 approximately cousins either named Allan Armadale. the tale facilities round the homicide of 1 in their fathers.
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