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Mistaken identities, locked rooms, madness, and romance—these are a few of the ingredients the author (one of the most successful and popular Victorian writers) used to inspire "the 'creepy' effect, as of pounded ice dropped down the back," that, according to one of his friends, was Wilkie Collins's aim in writing The Woman in White. Popularly regarded as one of the author's finest works, and widely copied by other writers, this thriller was the prototype for a whole new genre of fiction: the "sensation novel."

A scheming nobleman, a beautiful heiress, and, of course, the enigmatic woman in white—a mysterious figure confined to an asylum for the insane—are the featured players in an intricate, compelling story that was acclaimed by Henry James and T. S. Eliot. An instant success when it first appeared in 1860, the riveting tale has continued to enthrall readers ever since.

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"Collins was a master craftsman, whom many modern mystery-mongers might imitate to their profit." Dorothy L. Sayers

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A scheming nobleman, a beautiful heiress, and, of course, a mysterious woman in white confined to an asylum for the insane are just a few of the unforgettable characters in this marvelous tale of mistaken identities, locked rooms, and surprise revelations. Widely regarded as the finest work of Wilkie Collins.

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This riveting tale of mistaken identities, surprise revelations, locked rooms, and an unorthodox villain has enthralled readers since first published more than 140 years ago.

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Widely regarded as the first English mystery novel and also Wilkie Collins' finest work, this riveting tale has captivated readers for more than 140 years. Acclaimed by such literary luminaries as Henry James and T. S. Eliot, it features a marvelously suspenseful plot and several unforgettable characters: the scheming nobleman Count Fosco, the beautiful heiress Laura Fairlie and, of course, Anne Catherick, the mysterious woman in white, confined to a lunatic asylum.

About the Author

Wilkie Collins was born in 1824.  A close friend and contemporary of Charles Dickens, Collins became one of the best known of Victorian fiction writers.  He wrote 25 novels, 50 short stories, 15 plays, and over 100 non-fiction pieces.  His work showed the beginnings of detective fiction and horror writing.  He died on September 23, 1889.

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carollawrence, January 31, 2007 (view all comments by carollawrence)
Mentioned by Nora Ephrom in "I Feel Bad About My Neck" and Diane Setterfield in "The 13th Tale," "The Woman in White" comes with good recommendation -- and is a great read. It is, perhaps, the first " page turner." A wonderful discovery for anyone who enjoys being transported to another time and place to become totally caught up in mystery and melodrama. It's no wonder the book has been in print continuously for 145 years.
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ISBN:
9780486440965
Author:
Collins, Wilkie
Publisher:
Dover Publications
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Dover Thrift Editions
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Subject:
Country homes
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Psychological fiction
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Love stories
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Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
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Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
20050431
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.93 lb

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Product details 528 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486440965 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Collins was a master craftsman, whom many modern mystery-mongers might imitate to their profit."
"Synopsis" by , A scheming nobleman, a beautiful heiress, and, of course, a mysterious woman in white confined to an asylum for the insane are just a few of the unforgettable characters in this marvelous tale of mistaken identities, locked rooms, and surprise revelations. Widely regarded as the finest work of Wilkie Collins.
"Synopsis" by ,
This riveting tale of mistaken identities, surprise revelations, locked rooms, and an unorthodox villain has enthralled readers since first published more than 140 years ago.

"Synopsis" by ,
Widely regarded as the first English mystery novel and also Wilkie Collins' finest work, this riveting tale has captivated readers for more than 140 years. Acclaimed by such literary luminaries as Henry James and T. S. Eliot, it features a marvelously suspenseful plot and several unforgettable characters: the scheming nobleman Count Fosco, the beautiful heiress Laura Fairlie and, of course, Anne Catherick, the mysterious woman in white, confined to a lunatic asylum.

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