The Woman in White

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MobileReference, Dec 15, 2009 - Fiction - 467 pages
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The Woman in White is an epistolary novel written by Wilkie Collins in 1859, serialized in 1859-1860, and first published in book form in 1860. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of ''sensation novels''. OCo Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Intuitive navigation. . Text annotation and mark-up. ."

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The writing is both graceful and very readable. - LibraryThing
His prose grows monotonous and repetitious. - LibraryThing
One of the best villians in British literature. - LibraryThing
The plot becomes very twisted. - LibraryThing
The characterization is sublime. - LibraryThing
This was a great story and a page turner. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - CharityBradford - LibraryThing

This book was so good! It did take a little while to get into, and you read more than half the book before the "crime" actually happens. Funny thing is that was ok because the suspense was so great! I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tahleen - LibraryThing

All in all this was a fairly compelling read, though Laura really annoyed me. Count Fosco is super creepy (as is his wife), Percival Glyde is awful, and Marian is my hero. She is awesome. This was not ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Wilkie Collins was born in London, England on January 8, 1824. He worked first in business and then law, but eventually turned to literature. During his lifetime, he wrote 30 novels, more than 60 short stories, at least 14 plays, and more than 100 non-fiction pieces. His works include Antonia, The Woman in White, The Moonstone, The Haunted Hotel, and Heart and Science. He was a close friend of Charles Dickens and collaborated with him. He died on September 23, 1889.

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