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The Woman in White (Everyman's Library)

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Publisher Comments:

Wilkie Collins's classic thriller took the world by storm on its first appearance in 1859, with everything from dances to perfumes to dresses named in honor of the "woman in white."  The novel's continuing fascination stems in part from a distinctive blend of melodrama, comedy, and realism; and in part from the power of its story.  

   

The catalyst for the mystery is Walter Hartright's encounter on a moonlit road with a mysterious woman dressed head to toe in white.  She is in a state of confusion and distress, and when Hartright helps her find her way back to London she warns him against an unnamed "man of rank and title."  Hartright soon learns that she may have escaped from an asylum and finds to his amazement that her story may be connected to that of the woman he secretly loves.  Collins brilliantly uses the device of multiple narrators to weave a story in which no one can be trusted, and he also famously creates, in the figure of Count Fosco, the prototype of the suave, sophisticated evil genious.  The Woman in White is still passed as a masterpiece of narrative drive and exruciating suspense. 

Introduction by Nicholas Rance

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Synopsis:

Still unsurpassed as a masterpiece of narrative drive and excruciating suspense, 'The Woman in White' is also famous for introducing, in the figure of Count Fosco, the prototype of the suave, sophisticated evil genius. The first detective novel ever written, it has remained, since its publication in 1860, the most admired example of the genre.

Synopsis:

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Introduction by Nicholas Rance

Synopsis:

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Introduction by Nicholas Rance

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679405634
Other:
Rance, Nicholas
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Collins, Wilkie
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Subject:
Country homes
Subject:
Romantic suspense novels
Subject:
England Social life and customs 19th century Fiction.
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
18
Publication Date:
19911031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
8.23x5.28x1.42 in. 1.55 lbs.

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Product details 656 pages Everyman's Library - English 9780679405634 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Still unsurpassed as a masterpiece of narrative drive and excruciating suspense, 'The Woman in White' is also famous for introducing, in the figure of Count Fosco, the prototype of the suave, sophisticated evil genius. The first detective novel ever written, it has remained, since its publication in 1860, the most admired example of the genre.
"Synopsis" by , (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Introduction by Nicholas Rance

"Synopsis" by , (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Introduction by Nicholas Rance

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