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The Woman in White - Community Reviews back

by Wilkie Collins
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liquidluck
liquidluck rated it 5 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 5 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 ...
Calyre
Calyre rated it 6 years ago
La soirée s'écoula sans qu'elle s'adressât un mot ni un regard. Elle demeura assise au piano, et moi à la table de jeu. Elle ne cessa pas un moment de jouer, comme si en jouant elle se fuyait elle-même.Ainsi le fantôme habillé de blanc qui a hanté ces pages comme il a hanté ma vie est-il retourné au...
Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it 6 years ago
Love the simplicity of the old mystery/romance books-
Hayley's Thoughts.
Hayley's Thoughts. rated it 6 years ago
I enjoyed the beginning of this book, perhaps around the first 250 pages, and the multiple perspectives were enjoyable to read but I'm giving three stars because I felt in the middle and end the book became predictable, one too many "oh Laura looks like Anne an awful lot!!!" nonetheless, the writing...
SJane
SJane rated it 6 years ago
Greed, spite, schemes, hypochondria, spying, lying, dying, conniving, oily counts, feminine facial hair, cockatoos, volcanic ardor, sickbeds, white mice, arson, deceit, stupidity, feeble-mindedness, marriage, watercolors, estates, thuggery, immense necessity, honor, sordid particulars, gravestones, ...
The English Student
The English Student rated it 6 years ago
It's quite amusing to think that The Woman in White is essentially the Victorian equivalent of the airport novel. It's a "sensation novel" about two sisters who find themselves in the clutches of the dastardly Sir Percival Glyde; their only hope is the existence of a mysterious woman dressed in whit...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
I've long heard Wilkie Collin's Victorian classics The Woman in White and The Moonstone cited as the grandfather of the modern thriller and detective novel respectively. The introduction states that "The Woman in White assembles a dubious aristocrat, an obese Italian count with a passion for white m...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 6 years ago
bookshelves: fraudio, classic, britain-england, re-read, victorian, play-dramatisation, epistolatory-diary-blog, boo-scary, mystery-thriller Read in June, 2009 Description: When sensation novels burst upon a quiescent England these novels became immediate best sellers, surpassing all previous bo...
EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 6 years ago
Love Wilkie Collins' way with words but I felt like this story dragged in some parts. Felt like a number of the details could have been condensed or edited out. Not anything really shocking in the plot but enough little twists and turns to keep me reading to the end. I thought this was suppose to be...
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