Description - The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
With an introduction by Anne Perry, this book is set from the definitive edition of 1861. This edition of Collins's popular Victorian psychological thriller features newly commissioned endnotes and a reading group guide.
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(203mm x 127mm x 32mm)
Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
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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
Anne Perry, the Edgar Award-winning author of more than thirty novels, is best known for her two Victorian mystery series. Her recent books include Half Moon Street, The Whitechapel Conspiracy, and Funeral in Blue. She lives in Scotland.