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The Woman in White (Bantam Classic)

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ISBN13: 9780553212631
ISBN10: 055321263x
Condition: Standard
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“There, in the middle of the broad, bright high-road—there, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth or dropped from the heaven—stood the figure of a solitary Woman, dressed from head to foot in white garments.”

Thus young Walter Hartright first meets the mysterious woman in white in what soon became one of the most popular novels of the nineteenth century. Secrets, mistaken identities, surprise revelations, amnesia, locked rooms and locked asylums, and an unorthodox villain made this mystery thriller an instant success when it first appeared in 1860, and it has continued to enthrall readers ever since. From the heros foreboding before his arrival at Limmeridge House to the nefarious plot concerning the beautiful Laura, the breathtaking tension of Collinss narrative created a new literary genre of suspense fiction, which profoundly shaped the course of English popular writing.

Collinss other great mystery, The Moonstone, has been called the finest detective story ever written, but it was this work that so gripped the imagination of the world that Wilkie Collins had his own tombstone inscribed: “Author of The Woman in White.”

Review:

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

About the Author

Anne Perry, the Edgar Award–winning author of more than thirty novels, is best known for her two Victorian mystery series. Her recent books include Half Moon Street, The Whitechapel Conspiracy, and Funeral in Blue. She lives in Scotland.

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KELLY WILLIAMS, September 27, 2009 (view all comments by KELLY WILLIAMS)
I loved this book! A classic whodunit with a great twist. If you read The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox you'll love this Victorian era mystery. Don't be put off by the fact that it was written so long ago. Definitely worth a read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553212631
Author:
Collins, Wilkie
Publisher:
Bantam Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Romance
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Subject:
Country homes
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Bantam Classic
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
19850431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
800
Dimensions:
6.90x4.20x1.20 in. .71 lbs.

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