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Book reviews - AFTER DARK AND OTHER STORIES

AFTER DARK AND OTHER STORIES


Author: Wilkie Collins
Excerpt from After Dark and Other Stories

I felt quite satisfied that he could have no improper motive for asking the question, and so answered it at once plainly and truly. My husband makes but a small income, I said. Famous London portrait-painters get great prices from their sitters; but poor unknown artists, who only travel about the country, are obliged to work hard and be contented with very small gains. After we have paid all that we owe here, I am afraid we shall have little enough left to retire on, when we take refuge in some cheaper place.

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US publication: 1972
Detective: n/a
Genre: short stories