Title: The Dead Hand

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Title: The Dead Hand Title Record # 570265
Author: Wilkie Collins
Date: 1857-10-10
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Language: English
Note: Originally published in Household Words 394 (1857-10-10) as part of the second of the five chapters of "The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices", written jointly by Collins and Charles Dickens. Serialization of "The Lazy Tour" had begun the previous week. "Chapter the Second" opens with an introductory section by Dickens, Collin's story occupying pp. 340-9 of the magazine. Reprinted in The Queen of Hearts as "Brother Morgan's Story of the Dead Hand". quoted from p 380 of Norman Page's collection of Wilkie Collins short fiction Mad Monkton and Other Stories.
Synopsis: "Arthur Holliday arrives in Doncaster during the busy September race-week. The only accommodation he can find is a shared room with a body occupying the other bed. His apparently dead companion revives in the night. He has an uncanny resemblance to Arthur and years later is found to be his illegitimate half-brother."Wilkie Collins Information Pages
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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Queen of Hearts 1859-00-00 Wilkie Collins Harper & Brothers     427 hc coll  
The Queen of Hearts 1859-00-00 Wilkie Collins Hurst and Blackett     iii+
314+
359+
307
hc coll Checkmark
Told in the Dark 1950-10-00 ed. Herbert van Thal Pan Books #152 2/- 256 pb anth Val Biro  
Told in the Dark 1952-00-00 ed. Herbert van Thal Pan Books #152 2/- 192 pb anth Sax  
Tales of Suspense 1954-00-00 Wilkie Collins The Folio Society     255 hc coll  
Tales of Terror 1961-00-00 ed. Charles Higham Horwitz #PB93 4/6 194 pb anth  
Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1972-00-00 Wilkie Collins Dover Publications 0-486-20307-7 $3.00 ix+
294
tp coll  
Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 1972-06-00 Wilkie Collins Peter Smith Publisher 0-8446-4725-X $11.00 ix+
294
hc coll  
Tales of the Dark #2 1987-09-00 ed. Lincoln Child St. Martin's Press 0-312-90769-9 $3.50 x+
181
pb anth Checkmark
Ghost and Horror Stories 1990-07-00 ed. uncredited Tynron Press 1-871948-11-8 9.95 579 tp anth Sue Harmer  
The Best Supernatural Stories of Wilkie Collins 1990-11-00 Wilkie Collins Robert Hale 0-7090-4224-8 14.95 303 hc coll Helen Hale  
Mad Monkton and Other Stories 1994-00-00 Wilkie Collins Oxford University Press (Oxford World's Classics) 0-19-282260-8 5.99 xxxviii+
383
tp coll Caspar David Friedrich Checkmark
The Haunted Hotel & Other Strange Stories 2006-00-00 Wilkie Collins Wordsworth Editions (Tales of Mystery & the Supernatural) 1-84022-533-5   xiii+
317
tp coll  
The Queen of Hearts 2009-01-03 Wilkie Collins Project Gutenberg #1917 $0.00   ebook coll  
The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of Wilkie Collins: Volume 1 2009-07-00 Wilkie Collins Leonaur Ltd 978-1-84677-821-6 14.99 584 tp coll  
The Collected Supernatural and Weird Fiction of Wilkie Collins: Volume 1 2009-07-00 Wilkie Collins Leonaur Ltd 978-1-84677-822-3 22.99 584 hc coll  
Tales of Terror and the Supernatural date unknown Wilkie Collins Dover Publications 0-486-20307-7 $6.50 ix+
294
tp coll Fred Walker Checkmark
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