PC Woman In White

Collins, Wilkie

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This classic opens with Walter Hartright’s eerie encounter on a moonlit London road. Matthew Sweet’s introduction explores the phenomenon of Victorian ‘sensation’ fiction, and discusses Collins’ biographical and societal influences. Included in this edition are appendices on theatrical adaptations of the novel.

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‘The most popular novel of the nineteenth century, and still one of the best plots in English literature’ Sarah Waters

The original ‘sensation novel’, The Woman in White opens with Walter Hartright’s eerie encounter with a strange, solitary woman on a moonlit London road. Engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie, Walter becomes embroiled in 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 corridors of English country mansions and the madhouse, this is the first and most influential of the Victorian genre that combined Gothic horror with psychological realism.

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Matthew Sweet

Additional information

Weight 480 g
Dimensions 200 × 138 × 32 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

736

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.8 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K