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The Woman in White

The Woman in White

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Written by Wilkie CollinsAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Wilkie Collins

  • Format: Paperback, 800 pages
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  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • On Sale: April 1, 1985
  • Price: $5.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-553-21263-1 (0-553-21263-X)
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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 hero's foreboding before his arrival at Limmeridge House to the nefarious plot concerning the beautiful Laura, the breathtaking tension of Collin's narrative created a new literary genre of suspense fiction, which profoundly shaped the course of English popular writing.