The Woman 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 is drawn into 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 psychological realism.
Matthew Sweet's introduction explores the phenomenon of Victorian 'sensation' fiction, and discusses Wilkie Collin's biographical and societal influences. Included in this edition are appendices on theatrical adaptations of the novel ands its serialisation history.
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Its not an ordinary movie. I enjoyed it very much but I am not certain that other people would. You have to like a specific type of movie to really enjoy this since it is not run of the mill like so many others out there. I would recommend it but only to people that I know the tastes of. Read full review
The Woman in White is one of the finest pieces of literature I have ever read. The reader falls in love with the characters, which are brilliantly developed and richly deep. Men and women alike would enjoy this book thoroughly; it is a mind stimulating, intriguing and delightful read. Read full review
A CHRONOLOGY OF WILKIE COLLINSS LIFE
A NOTE ON THE TEXT
PREFACE TO THE PRESENT EDITION 1861
THEATRICAL ADAPTATIONS OF THE WOMAN IN WHITE
WILKIE COLLINS ON THE COMPOSITION OF THE WOMAN IN WHITE
THE SERIALIZATION OF THE WOMAN IN WHITE IN ALL THE YEAR ROUND