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The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins, Matthew Sweet
The Woman in White
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'In one momnet, every drop of blood in my body was brought to a stop... There, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth...stood the figure of a solitary Woman, dressed from head to foot in white' The Woman in White famously opens with Walter Hartright's eerie encounter on a moonlit... show more
'In one momnet, every drop of blood in my body was brought to a stop... There, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth...stood the figure of a solitary Woman, dressed from head to foot in white'

The Woman in White famously opens with Walter Hartright's eerie encounter on a moonlit London road. Engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie, Walter becomes embroiled in the sinister intrigues of Sir Percival Glyde and his 'charming' friend Count Fosco, who has a taste for white mice, vanilla bonbons and poison. Pursuing questions of identity and insanity along the paths and corridors of English country houses and the madhouse, The Woman in White is the first and most influential of the Victorian genre that combined Gothic horror with pyschological realism.

Matthew Sweet's introduction explores the phenomenon of Victorian 'sensation' fiction, and discusses Wilkie Collins's biographical and societal influences. Included in this edition are appendices on theatrical adaptations of the novel and its serialisation history.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141439617 (0141439610)
ASIN: 141439610
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 672
Edition language: English
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Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it
3.5
Come i lettori che dal 26 novembre 1859 al 25 agosto 1860 seguirono ammaliati le vicende de “La donna in bianco” uscite a puntate sulla rivista “All the Year Round” dell’amico e collega di Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, altrettanto fanno i lettori di oggi. Il segreto del fascino narrativo lo svelò...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.5 Woman in White
As BrokenTune mentioned in her review here, this was a buddy read we did together after discovering we had each bought the exact same edition in charity shops on opposite sides of the world. Thank goodness I had her to buddy read with, because I'm not sure I'd have finished it otherwise, and that w...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
3.0 The Woman in White
At the ripe age of sixty, I make this unparalleled confession. Youths! I invoke your sympathy. Maidens! I claim your tears. So finally, finally I got around to reading the classic that is The Woman in White. Many thanks to Murder by Death for being my reading buddy. It certainly helped me to susta...
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3.5 The Woman in White / Wilkie Collins
'In one moment, every drop of blood in my body was brought to a stop... There, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth, stood the figure of a solitary Woman, dressed from head to foot in white'The Woman in White famously opens with Walter Hartright's eerie encounter on a moonlit London road...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
5.0 The Woman in White
I really loved this book. It has hit all the right spots with me and there isn´t a single thing that bothered me, which would make my star rating be any less than five stars. The intricate plot is meticulously crafted and the characters are the most memorable I have ever encountered in a book. There...
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