The Woman in White (Collins Classics)

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‘The woman who first gives life, light, and form to our shadowy conceptions of beauty, fills a void in our spiritual nature that has remained unknown to us till she appeared.’

One of the earliest works of ‘detective’ fiction with a narrative woven together from multiple characters, Wilkie Collins partly based his infamous novel on a real-life eighteenth century case of abduction and wrongful imprisonment. In 1859, the story caused a sensation with its readers, hooking their attention with the ghostly first scene where the mysterious ‘Woman in White’ Anne Catherick comes across Walter Hartright. Chilling, suspenseful and tense in mood, the novel remains as emotive for its readers today as when it was first published.

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In one moment, every drop of blood in my body was brought to a stop . Gentle art teacher Walter Hartright has fallen in love with his student, Laura. But she is marrying the wicked Sir Percival, who wants to destroy her reputation and steal her fortune. In the face of his powerful friends, only Laura s resourceful sister Marian and faithful Walter can save her from his wicked machinations and the terrors of the insane asylum. But who is the mysterious woman in white who haunts the moonlit roads and hidden graveyards? And will her secret save Laura - or destroy them all?

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"This is an excellent edition of The Woman in White. It has been prepared with great thoroughness by two editors well versed in Collins studies and give the earliest published version of Collins's text. It provides a lengthy introduction covering most of the important issues raised by the novel. The annotations have been carefully researched and the various appendices succeed in furnishing the reader with exactly the right sort of contextual and background matter to give a better understanding of the story." - Andrew Gasson, Chairman, Wilkie Collins Society

"To convey the sensationalism of The Woman in White, Bachman and Cox wisely choose the original, serialized version as their copy text. A thoughtful introduction places the novel in context, explaining its importance to sensation fiction, outlining its concern with the problem of identity and with constructions of madness, and discussing its narrative structure as well as its later stage adaptation. The appendices are especially useful, with their material on Victorian gender ideologies and Victorian psychology, including letters, articles, and reports illuminating the 'panic' over false incarceration for insanity." - Lillian Nayder, Bates College

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