Wilkie Collins was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. The Yellow Mask is a complete mystery novel. The secret of Wilkie Collins's success is the combination of various genres: the writer-master of intrigue and fascinating plot skillfully combines melodrama, detective and a manners novel in his books, generously flavoring them elements of the Gothic novel. Sister Rose is Set against the background of the French Revolution and concerns Louis Trudaine; his sister, Rose, who contracts an unhappy marriage to the aristocratic Charles Danville; and Danville's land-steward, Lomaque, who is indebted to Trudaine's father. Trudaine fulfils a deathbed promise to his mother to protect Rose and arouses Danville's animosity.