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The Frozen Deep

Wilkie Collins

Book Overview: 

The Frozen Deep is a story of a love triangle between Clara, Frank and Richard, spiced up with dangerous expeditions, mysterious visions and life-threatening circumstances. The end is as surprising and unexpected as we are (or are not) accustomed to in Collins' books.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .a wrong impression, and you have given me no opportunity of setting you right."

"In what way have I been wrong?"

"You have been too hasty and too confident about yourself and about me. You have entirely misunderstood me. I am grieved to distress you, but for your sake I must speak plainly. I am your friend always, Mr. Wardour. I can never be your wife."

He mechanically repeated the last words. He seemed to doubt whether he had heard her aright.

"You can never be my wife?"

"Never!"

"Why?"

There was no answer. She was incapable of telling him a falsehood. She was ashamed to tell him the truth.

He stooped over her, and suddenly possessed himself of her hand. Holding her hand firmly, he stooped a little lower; searching for the signs which might answer him in her face. His own face darkened slowly while he looked. He was beginning to suspect her; and he acknowledged it in his next word. . . Read More

Community Reviews

This is the story that inspired Dickens to write A Tale of Two Cities. Originally a play performed by Collins, Dickens and Ellen Ternan, it's debatable how much of the story is truly Collins', since the play was heavily edited by Dickens, himself. But considering the subject matter and writing st...more

I read this enjoyable little novella for Winter in Wilkie – which is being hosted by Amanda of Fig and thistle – and The Estelle Society – and I am hoping to have time to re-read The Woman in white in January too.
Apparently this story was taken from a play originally written by Collins and Dicken...more

The date is between twenty and thirty years ago. The place is an English sea-port. The time is night. And the business of the moment is - dancing.

Miss Clara Burnham believes she is capable of second sight and it's doing her no favours at all healthwise. For entirely personal reasons I love the ex...more

'The Frozen Deep' was first published in 1874, originally written as a play by Collins in 1856. A novella of just over one hundred pages, this is a very quick read. No doubt inspired by the Victorian fascination with the lost expedition in search of the North West Passage led by Lord John Frankli...more

If it is melodrama that you want, this is the book for you, it oozes it from every page; even the title 'The Frozen Deep' has a touch of melodrama about it. It is not 'The Frozen Deep' play that Wilkie Collins wrote in 1856 and Charles Dickens edited before it was published in 1857; the pair of t...more

Magnífico triángulo amoroso victoriano. Una pelirroja magnética, dos expedicionarios competitivos, salones llenos de chaperonas. Todo articulado como novela policial. Es un placer la manera en que fluye la narración. Hay armonía, continuidad, fe pura en la palabra. Es posible que sea justamente e...more

Wilkie Collins, maestro del género policial y famoso por sus dos grandes novelas “La dama de blanco” y “La piedra lunar”, también fue un gran escritor de cuentos y novelas corta y logra plasmar en esta novela corta, “En mares helados”, una excelente historia con buenas dosis de suspenso, amor y a...more

"The Frozen Deep" was first staged as a play in 1857, written by Wilkie Collins and modified by Charles Dickens. It was later rewritten into the form of a novella. "The Frozen Deep" was written in reaction to the ill-fated 1845 Franklin expedition where all the explorers perished. They were searc...more

This short novel was so interesting to me because it was orginally a play written by Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens and was performed all over England, even in front of Queen Victoria. Apparently it was performed to rave reviews and even caused tears in the auience. It was based on stories of...more

Collins' tale is based on the tragic trips to find the Northwest Passage. At times, the story is a bit melodramratic, but in the middle the tension is just right. It is a tale of love and revenge.

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