The Woman in White

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Penguin, 2003 - Fiction - 671 pages
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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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User Review  - pasmolen - Overstock.com

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

User Review  - Paula Hill - Christianbook.com

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

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About the author (2003)

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) began his literary career writing articles and short stories for Dickens' periodicals. He published a biography of his father and a number of plays but his reputation rests on his novels. Collins found his true fictionalmetier in mystery, suspense and crime. He is best known for his novels in the emerging genres of Sensation and Detective fiction.Matthew Sweet is a journalist and critic, and wrote his doctoral thesis on Wilkie Collins.

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