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The Woman in White (Oxford World"s Classics)

  • 734 Pages
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  • English
Oxford University Press, USA
ContributionsJohn Sutherland (Editor)
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7384045M
ISBN 100192834290
ISBN 139780192834294

First published serially between and“The Woman in White” is Wilkie Collins’s epistolary novel that The Woman in White book the tale of Walter Hartright, who encounters a woman all dressed in white on a moonlit road in Hampstead.

Hartright helps the woman to find her way back to by: 5. The Woman in White is a gem of a novel - creepy, dense, menacing, and always intriguing.

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For a long time, the reader isn't quite sure what is going on, only that it isn't good - and it's to Collins' credit that when the plots are revealed, they are as interesting as anything I was supposing.4/5(K). The Woman in White is the best thriller in the English language. All the characters are credible characters rather than cardboard cut outs.

The central crime in the story is copied from a genuine criminal case while the meeting with the woman in white is based on a real event in Collins' life/5(K).

One of the greatest mystery thrillers ever written, Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White was a phenomenal bestseller in the s, achieving even greater success than works by Dickens, Collins’s friend and mentor. Full of surprise, intrigue, and suspense, this vastly entertaining novel continues to enthrall readers today/5().

There stood Miss Fairlie, a white figure, alone in the moonlight; in her attitude, in the turn of her head, in her complexion, in the shape of her face, the living image, at that distance and under those circumstances, of the woman in white. The Woman in White The Woman in White book English: LoC Class: PR: Language and Literatures: English literature: Subject: Inheritance and succession -- Fiction Subject: England -- Fiction Subject: Psychological fiction Subject: Love stories Subject: Country homes -- Fiction Subject: Gothic fiction Subject: Nobility -- Fiction Subject: Deception -- Fiction.

Wilkie Collins found the inspiration for The Woman in White from a French book entitled Recueil des causes this book, there is a story of a French widow who is drugged by her brother and then imprisoned in a mental asylum under a false name. 11 rows  The Woman in White is a five-part BBC television adaptation of the sensation novel Based on: The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins.

The Woman in White Productions Ltd./ Steffan Hill/Origin Pictures. Walter Hartright (Ben Hardy), Marian Halcombe (Jessie Buckley), and Laura Fairlie (Olivia Vinall) 5/ Page 15 - She had a large, firm, masculine mouth and jaw ; prominent, piercing, resolute brown eyes ; and thick, coal-black hair, growing unusually low down on her forehead.

Her expression — bright, frank, and intelligent — appeared, while she was silent, to be altogether wanting in those feminine attractions of gentleness and pliability, without which the beauty of the handsomest woman 3/5(2). The woman in white shows a sudden agitation when Walter explains about his new job, but also speaks with love about Mrs.

Fairlie, the late owner of Limmeridge House. Walter helps the strange woman to catch a cab, only to encounter two men looking for a “woman in white," who has escaped from a mental asylum. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (Author)/5(34). The Woman in White is an example of the genre known as sensation fiction - including elements such as forgery, identity theft and insanity.

Although it was written in the 19th century it's as exciting and gripping as a modern day thriller/5(K). The Woman in White is widely regarded as the first in the genre of 'sensation novels'. It follows the story of two sisters living in Victorian England with their selfish, uninterested uncle as their guardian.

Marian Halcombe is the elder of the two sisters, and a remarkably ugly woman, but with courage, strength and resourcefulness in abundance/5(23). The Woman in White is widely considered to be one of the first mystery novels as well as a first in the genre of “sensation” novels.

It was written by Wilkie Collins in and tells a. The Woman in White is Wilkie Collins's fifth published novel, written in It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of "sensation novels".4/4(). The Woman in White is an epistolary novel written by Wilkie Collins inserialized inand first published in book form in It is considered to be to the first mystery novel, and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of ’sensation novels’.

The Woman in White By: Wilkie Collins () Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White tells the story of two half-sisters, Laura Fairlie and Marian Halcombe who were embroiled in the sinister plot of Sir Percival Glyde and Count Fosco to take over their family’s wealth.5/5(6).

The women in The Woman in White are constantly downtrodden by the men around them who believe it is entirely within their right to dictate to them everything about how they should behave, speak, dress, etc It appears that the only thing the women have control over is when to leave the men to their wine after dinner.

worry gives a small thing big shadows. The Woman in the White Kimono is a mesmerizing and emotional read. This is why I love historical fiction genre so much, books like this one truly captivate me, give me all the feelings, but also every single time, allow me to learn new things/5.

His best-known works are The Woman in White (), No Name (), Armadale (), and The Moonstone (). Collins was born into the family of painter William Collins in London. He received his early education at home from his mother, after which he attended an academy and a private boarding school/5(33).

The Woman in White loves to focus on the way appearances can be deceiving. The charming Sir Mrs. Catherick.

Mrs. Catherick could give Faye Dunaway in Mommie Dearest a run for her money. She is downright. The Woman in White has a very tidy "happily ever after"-style good are rewarded. The bad are punished: by the novel's end, the two main villains are dead. As a bonus, another highly obnoxious character, Uncle Fairlie, conveniently kicks the bucket, paving the way for the novel's heroes to move into his mansion and inherit lots of land and money.

Find books like The Woman in White from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked The Woman in White also liked: Lady Audley'. Marian and Walter investigate the woman in white, who is named Anne Catherick and who bears a weird resemblance to Laura.

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But then Walter has to leave because of his love for Laura, who is already engaged to a dude named Sir Percival Glyde. Despite such drastically mixed reviews, The Woman in White was a mad success with the public, and made no less of a sensation out of its year-old author, Wilkie Collins.

In middle-class dining Author: Jon Michael Varese. The BBC-produced “The Woman in White,” premiering on PBS, turns the oft-adapted Wilkie Collins novel into a five-hour miniseries and creates the most feminist version to date.

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Set in Victorian. Every time I come across a book with a woman in white I come back to this list and add it. reply | flag * message 8: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (new). The Woman in White is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel with a book by Charlotte Jones, based on the novel The Woman in White written by Wilkie Collins, and elements of The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens.

It ran for nineteen months in the West End and three months on Broadway, making it one of Lloyd Webber's shortest-running : Charlotte Jones.

The Woman in White is generally regarded as the first Sensation Novel and inspired numerous imitations, most notably from Mary Braddon.

The story is in part based on an eighteenth century case of abduction and wrongful imprisonment, taken from Mejan's Recueil des Causes uses the theme of substituted identity, a favourite with Collins, and also attacks the misuse of. The Woman in White: The Play This site is about the theatrical adaptation of The Woman in White, which debuted in and was revived in MOVIE OR TV PRODUCTIONS.

The Woman in White Check out TCM's site for info about the, and productions, too. (It was a popular book to adapt, that's for sure.). Directed by Tim Fywell. With Tara Fitzgerald, Justine Waddell, Andrew Lincoln, Susan Vidler. Based upon Wilkie Collins' Victorian mystery, the gothic tale tells of a pair of half sisters whose lives end up caught in a grand conspiracy revolving around a mentally ill woman dressed in white.

As the story unfolds, murder, love, marriage, and greed stand between the two women 7/10(1K).The Woman in White is definitely concerned with the difference between right and wrong. (Collins actually studied law for a time.) But while people run around pursuing justice in this book, they rarely get it.

Sure, the villains die but they die by don't face a trial, or pay dues, or get thrown in the clink.