Talk:Wilkie Collins

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proposed new external link[edit]

I'd like to add a link like:

to the 'External Links' section. This links to a list of Collins works that you can download to read on a cell phone. I have read quite a few from this site and got a lot of value out being able to read the PD texts away from the PC.

The texts are Public Domain in the US, just like Project Gutenberg, they are packaged with the reader and available under a creative commons licence (share if (attribution, non-commercial, no derivative) ). The site is non-commercial without registration, subscription, or advertising. The texts as packaged together with the reader as a java program that runs on cell phones, this is a way for people to access the authors work that adds to the range in the existing external links (hopefully translating to more reading going on).

I checked WP:EL and the link seems appropriate:

  • What should be linked: '...should link to a site hosting a copy of the work if none of the "Links normally to be avoided" criteria apply.'
  • Links normally to be avoided: it seems only #8 might apply; 'Direct links to documents that require external applications (such as Flash or Java) to view the relevant content...'. The site lets you download java programs that only run on a J2ME environment, this means most/all current cell phones. So although they are limited to being read on a phone they do add an access method to all the others in the existing External Links, in the same way that LibriVox adds a format but requires an mp3 player.

Filomath 22:59, 12 August 2007 (UTC)

Text is stolen[edit]

The gist of this article's text is taken word for word from a copyrighted online article by Philip Allingham. Please revise. 68.227.189.37 (talk) 23:48, 18 March 2009 (UTC)

Can you give a link or citation to the article in question? David Arthur (talk) 16:17, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
The text taken from victorianweb.org has been removed. Kafka Liz (talk) 16:47, 19 March 2009 (UTC)

The text of the article has been completely changed using credible sources. INeverCry 03:03, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

New file[edit]

Recently the file File:(William) Wilkie Collins by Rudolph Lehmann.jpg (right) was uploaded and it appears to be relevant to this article and not currently used by it. If you're interested and think it would be a useful addition, please feel free to include it. Dcoetzee 18:31, 30 March 2009 (UTC)

File is in use. INeverCry 03:06, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Untitled[edit]

OK - I am no biologist, but can this really be true?

Collins never married, but lived, on and off from 1858, with a widow, Mrs. Caroline Graves, and her daughter, Elizabeth (whom Collins called "Carrie"[1]). He also fathered three children by another woman, Martha Rudd (Marian on 4 July 1869, Harriet on 14 May 1871 and William Charles on 25 December 1874[1]), whom he met after Mrs. Graves left him to marry Joseph Charles Clow on 29 October 1868.[2] Mrs. Graves returned to Collins after two years, and he continued both relationships until his death in 1889.

Sooooo (the large number of 'o's indicating incredulity.) So a woman he met "after... 29 October 1868" gave birth to his child "Marian on 4 July 1869". OK. Maaaaaybe. (see note about the 'o's.) But, of course, not. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.196.114.70 (talk) 04:54, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

I've fixed this discrepancy. INeverCry 03:06, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Signature[edit]

File:Wilkie Collins Signature.jpg Here's his signature in case it can be used.--INeverCry 21:48, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

In use. INeverCry 03:07, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Scottish ancestors[edit]

Wilkie Collins' maternal grandfather was the Scottish artist Andrew Geddes; he was called after another Scottish artist, David Wilkie. For this reason I have added him to the category "English people of Scottish descent". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.78.254.144 (talk) 19:37, 6 October 2012 (UTC)

Man and Wife[edit]

As one of Collins' more successful novels, shouldn't this have its own page? I don't mind drafting one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.99.80.190 (talk) 03:25, 15 June 2013 (UTC)