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The Dead Alive

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)

1. 01 - The Sick Man
2. 02 - The New Faces
3. 03 - The Moonlight Meeting
4. 04 - The Beechen Stick
5. 05 - The News From Narrabee
6. 06 - The Limekiln
7. 07 - The Materials In The Defense
8. 08 - The Confession
9. 09 - The Advertisement
10. 10 - The Sheriff And The Governor
11. 11 - The Pebble And The Window
12. 12 - The End Of It

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Summary

Ill feelings exist between the Meadowcroft sons and John Jago, the foreman of the Meadowcroft estate. Then, John Jago disappears, and a body is found in a kiln. The Meadowcroft brothers stand accused of the crime, but are they guilty? The Dead Alive is a novel written by Wilkie Collins based on the true-life Boorn Brothers murder conviction case of 1819. Jesse and Stephen Boorn were sentenced to death for the murder of their brother-in-law, but were they wrongly convicted?

Reviews

dg

an extremely short book for Mr. Collins. Not as interesting as his usual works.