The Woman in White
A Paperback edition by Wilkie Collins in English (Nov 29, 2012)
The Penguin English Library Edition of The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
'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 is drawn into 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.
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The Woman in White Paperback edition by Wilkie Collins
- Wilkie Collins
- The Penguin English Library, Penguin English Library
- Penguin Books Ltd , Penguin Classics
- Publication date
- Nov 29, 2012
- Product dimensions
- 136 x 201 x 33mm