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The Woman in White : Clothbound Classics   - Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White

Clothbound Classics

By: Wilkie Collins, Matthew Sweet (Introduction by)

Hardcover Published: 28th September 2009
ISBN: 9780141192420
Number Of Pages: 720
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful and tactile cloth.

The Woman in White famously opens with Walter Hartright's eerie encounter on a moonlit London road. Engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie, Walter is drawn into 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 paths and corridors of English country houses and the madhouse, The Woman in White is the first and most influential of the Victorian genre that combined Gothic horror with psychological realism.

About the Author

Collins is best remembered for his novels, particularly The Woman in White (1860) and The Moonstone (1868), which T. S. Eliot called 'the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels'. His later, and at the time rather sensational, novels include The New Magdalen (1873) and The Law and The Lady (1875). Collins also braved the moral censure of the Victorian age by keeping two women (and their households) while marrying neither. He died in 1889.

"Collins was a master craftsman, whom many modern mystery-mongers might imitate to their profit." --Dorothy L. Sayers

ISBN: 9780141192420
ISBN-10: 0141192429
Series: Penguin Clothbound Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 12
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 720
Published: 28th September 2009
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.6  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 0.82
Edition Number: 1