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The Woman in White - Community Reviews back

by Wilkie Collins
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 5 years ago
(Original Review, 1981-01-25)Beauty is completely subjective, and in Victorian times when this novel was written, the ideal of beauty was extremely different to what we would consider attractive now. Blond, blue eyed, curly hair and very pale was considered lovely. Women went to incredible lengths t...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 7 years ago
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 rated it 7 years ago
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...
Lillelara rated it 7 years ago
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...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 7 years ago
Around the Year Reading Challenge Item #16: A Book from the Top 100 Mystery NovelsSimilar to long books, I often find myself reticent to begin reading a classic, even though in both cases I have found much to love in both genres. I did not love this book, but although it is both long and a classic, ...
JeffreyKeeten rated it 8 years ago
“This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve.” Walter Hartright, his name is a tip off regarding his character, is walking down the street, his mind absorbed with his own problems, when suddenly:”In one moment, every drop of blood in my body was b...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 8 years ago
I thought this was a decent mystery. During the time it was written, I'm sure it was top notch. I did get bored at times though. In the beginning, when Walter is first approached by the woman in white, I about keeled over. That bit was pretty creepy.
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 9 years ago
I guess there's something wrong with me. I rather liked this book. I'm not literary enough to classify it, but I think it might be a kind of mixture of gothic and romance novels. It is decidedly Victorian in outlook and does go on a bit. But even so, it was entertaining and engaging. I was looking f...
liquidluck rated it 9 years ago
Review originally from my Goodreads account, written June 2013. There are three things that I especially love in literature: epistolary writing, Victorian setting, and a gripping mystery. The Woman in White provides one with all of these things, and it does it quite well. Wilkie Collins gets you s...
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork rated it 9 years ago
Original Publication Year: 1860 Genre(s): Fiction, Gothic Mystery Series: NA Awards: None Format: Audio Narrated by: Ian Holm There are two sisters (half-sisters really), one is beautiful, sweet and rich and the other is ugly, smart and poor. They are devoted to each other and they are mostly on ...
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