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Woman in White
By Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White

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Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Book Awards

  • Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
  • Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.

Book Description

Wilkie Collins' sixth novel took the fashionable world by storm on its appearance in 1860, when everything from dances to dresses was named after the woman in white. Nicholas Rance is the author of Historical Novel and Popular Politics in Nineteenth-Century England.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857150186
ISBN-10: 185715018X
Format: Hardback
(211mm x 34mm x 135mm)
Pages: 569
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publisher: Everyman
Publish Date: 26-Sep-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Wilkie Collins

Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins Jezebel's Daughter, Paperback (January 2016)

This suspenseful case study in villainy pits the scheming Madame Fontaine against another strong woman, and a former inmate of Bedlam asylum. With its intricate plot and memorable characters, Jezebel's Daughter shares its sensational nature with Collins's major novels. This edition examines the Victorian fascination with criminality.

Woman in White by Wilkie Collins Woman in White, Paperback (January 2016)

Part of Alma Classics Evergreens series, this edition of The Woman in White includes pictures and an extensive section on Collins's life and works.

Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins Haunted Hotel, Paperback (November 2015)

A doctor is visited by a desperate woman with a question: am I evil, or insane? When the letters from Italian servant to his wife in London suddenly cease, she is convinced he has been murdered. In the darkened bedroom of a mouldering palazzo by the Grand Canal, an English lord sickens and suddenly dies. How are these little mysteries connected?

Moonstone by Wilkie Collins Moonstone, Paperback (June 2015)

Part of Alma Classics Evergreen series, The Moonstone is here presented with an extensive section on Collins's life and works.

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Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » Probably the finest example of 'sensation fiction', a Victorian genre that used suspense as a basic element. This work twists and turns with dastardly deeds and shameful secrets, love and dishonour. Usually regarded as one of the original 'detective' stories, Collins's novel is much concerned with personal danger, suspense, the conflict of good and evil, and characters at the extremes of suffering and survival - a genuine thriller. The 'rescue of innocence' theme is essential to the genre, and the characterization and psychological detail are elements too often ignored by the thriller. Thackeray stayed up all night to finish it, and so will you. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins was born in London on 8 January 1824. His father was the landscape painter William Collins. After school he worked for a tea merchant before studying to become a lawyer. In 1848 he published a biography of his father and his first novel, Antonina, followed in 1850. In 1851 he met Charles Dickens who would later edit and publish some of his novels. Collins's novels were extremely popular in his own time as well as now. The Woman in White (1859), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868) are his best known works. Collins was linked with two women (one of whom bore him three children) but he never married. He died on 23 September 1889.

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