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The Woman in White In One Moment, Every Drop Of Blood In My Body Was Brought To A Stop There, As If It Had That Moment Sprung Out Of The Earth, Stood The Figure Of A Solitary Woman, Dressed From Head To Foot 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 Becomes Embroiled In 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 Collins S Biographical And Societal Influences Included In This Edition Are Appendices On Theatrical Adaptations Of The Novel And Its Serialisation History.


About the Author: Wilkie Collins

A close friend of Charles Dickens from their meeting in March 1851 until Dickens death in June 1870, William Wilkie Collins was one of the best known, best loved, and, for a time, best paid of Victorian fiction writers But after his death, his reputation declined as Dickens bloomed Now, Collins is being givencritical and popular attention than he has received for 50 years Most of his bo A close friend of Charles Dickens from their meeting in March 1851 until Dickens death in June 1870, William Wilkie Collins was one of the best known, best loved, and, for a time, best paid of Victorian fiction writers But after his death, his reputation declined as Dickens bloomed Now, Collins is being givencritical and popular attention than he has received for 50 years Most of his books are in print, and all are now in e text He is studied widely new film, television, and radio versions of some of his books have been made and all of his letters have been published However, there is still much to be discovered about this superstar of Victorian fiction.Born in Marylebone, London in 1824, Collins family enrolled him at the Maida Hill Academy in 1835, but then took him to France and Italy with them between 1836 and 1838 Returning to England, Collins attended Cole s boarding school, and completed his education in 1841, after which he was apprenticed to the tea merchants Antrobus Co in the Strand In 1846, Collins became a law student at Lincoln s Inn, and was called to the bar in 1851, although he never practised It was in 1848, a year after the death of his father, that he published his first book, The Memoirs of the Life of William Collins, Esq., R.A., to good reviews The 1860s saw Collins creative high point, and it was during this decade that he achieved fame and critical acclaim, with his four major novels, The Woman in White 1860 , No Name 1862 , Armadale 1866 and The Moonstone 1868 The Moonstone , is seen by many as the first true detective novel T S Eliot called it the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe



10 thoughts on “The Woman in White

  1. says:

    The only real flaw in this densely plotted page turner of a novel is that in the end it slightly disappoints because it promisesthan it delivers It makes the reader fall in love with its plain but resourceful heroine Marian Halcombe, and teases us with the delightful prospect that she will become the principal agent bringing the villains to justice When, in the middle of the nov


  2. says:

    Beware of spoilers What I learned from this book in no particular order 1 Italians are excitable, dedicated to the opera, and most likely to be involved with organized crime.2 Beware of fat, jolly Italian counts with submissive wives and fondness of white mice and canaries.3 Watch out if your newly wed husband lives in a stately pile with an abandoned wing full of creepy Elizabethan furn


  3. says:

    DON T READ THIS BOOK, unless you ve got the patience, stamina, and requisite taste for a quintessential mid Victorian novel If you don t, you ll think The Woman in White is terribly overwrought and 500 pages too long If you like Victorian writing, you ll think this is a well drawn, balanced novel with characters to root for, characters to despise, a twisting plot that rolls up seamlessly, and nar


  4. says:

    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 brought to a stop by the touch of a hand laid lightly and suddenly on my shoulder from behind me I turned on the


  5. says:

    Why are we to stop her, sir What has she done Done She has escaped from my Asylum Don t forget a woman in white Drive on I loved, loved, loved the first bits of the book Oh yeah, there will be SPOILERS so stop right there I loved Walter I thought he was going to be in the whole book and that s where I started to get a might irritated Anyhoo, so Walter gets a job instructing Miss Laura Fairlie and Miss Halcombe I m


  6. says:

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend A mysterious tale spun by a writer with a penchant for drama and a lawyer s practicality The Woman in White will tickle readers who enjo...


  7. says:

    Walter Hartright a struggling drawing teacher, is walking at midnight back to Victorian London after visiting his widowed mother and sister, at their cottage, in the suburbs to say goodbye, a quiet trip nobody around, the road empty everything s still, not even the leaves on the trees flicker in the blackness, nothing, only his moving steps are heard, thinking about a lucrative job in a faraway county of Englan...


  8. says:

    this is a weighty relic of a book it s pretty enjoyable, just don t expect any surprises, unless you have missed the last 20 years of police procedurals on the television set i m sure in its day it was chock full of surprises, but i have to shudder at the contrivance of characters talking aloud to themselves while unknown to them, people hide in cupboards or whatnot, overhearing exactly the information they are most desirous of it does make


  9. says:

    I am thinking, he remarked quietly, whether I shall add to the disorder in this room by scattering your brains about the fireplace Written in 1859 60 by William Wilkie Collins and originally published in serial form in Charles Dickens magazine Wilkie and Charles were good friends , The Woman in White is considered one of the earliest examples of detective fiction, though it s really just the better part of the second half of this book that has any r


  10. says:

    This is an obvious precursor to myriad crime dramas the sensationalist novel I found it long but very rewarding 600 pages of different POV s a novel concept then, but now widely utilized two concrete settings only five main characters perhaps notthan 15 in all and it is all choreographed so beautifully The settings are spooky the motives of characters, although well known from the very start and from the intense descriptions throughout, still manage to surpr


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