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The first hundred pages of the book are gripping and intense Wilkie Collins begins with an atmospheric mystery that is exciting and almost haunting I really wanted to know all the secrets the story had to offer So even when the book began to grow a little dull around the middle I carried on reading because I hoped that the dryness would be worth it, my patience was bound to be rewarded I was so terribly mistaken The big reveal at the end is so ridiculously anti climactic that I actually laughed That s what I had been waiting for all this time For a book like this, one that is driven by the plot rather than the characters, it is such a major downfall The real problem this story had is its pacing There is simply too much middle where the story just doesn t go anywhere and the characters fret over the same Why are we to stop her, sir What has she done Done She has escaped from my Asylum Don t forget a woman in white Drive on I loved, loved, loved the first bits of the book Oh yeah, there will be SPOILERS so stop right there I loved Walter I thought he was going to be in the whole book and that s where I started to get a might irritated Anyhoo, so Walter gets a job instructing Miss Laura Fairlie and Miss Halcombe I might mention that his employer, Mr Fairlie, was a complete twat Oh well duh, on the road to his destination, Walter meets The Woman in White She s scared out of her wits but Walter does his best to calm her and they walk together We don t see much of The Woman in White in the book She puts in an appearance here and there So Walter gets to his place of employment where he is to live and teach the girls and other odd bits And of course, he falls in love In One Moment, Every Drop Of Blood In My Body Was Brought To A Stop There, As If It Had That Moment Sprung Out Of The Earth, Stood The Figure Of A Solitary Woman, Dressed From Head To Foot In White 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 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 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 RealismMatthew Sweet S Introduction Explores The Phenomenon Of Victorian Sensation Fiction, And Discusses Wilkie Collins S Biographical And Societal Influences Included In This Edition Are Appendices On Theatrical Adaptations Of The Novel And Its Serialisation History DON T read THIS BOOK, unless you ve got the patience, stamina, and requisite taste for a quintessential mid Victorian novel If you don t, you ll think The Woman in White is terribly overwrought and 500 pages too long If you like Victorian writing, you ll think this is a well drawn, balanced novel with characters to root for, characters to despise, a twisting plot that rolls up seamlessly, and narrated ingeniously from multiple points of view If you re unsure whether you like or dislike Victorian writing, this book is an outstanding introductory choice, and it s one that I recommend unreservedly, to you and to my friends Some facts in its favor it was considered the first English sensation novel of the psychologica this is a weighty relic of a book it s pretty enjoyable, just don t expect any surprises, unless you have missed the last 20 years of police procedurals on the television set i m sure in its day it was chock full of surprises, but i have to shudder at the contrivance of characters talking aloud to themselves while unknown to them, people hide in cupboards or whatnot, overhearing exactly the information they are most desirous of it does make me yearn for these times when it seems pulling a con was child s play no paper trails, no integrity of the postal service so much trust.
so much weakness in this society, i would be some kind of pirate queen, stealing identities at will, capturing heiresses, forging signatures.
and i would never, ever, make private, compromising, confessions in my chamber.
come to my blog I am thinking, he remarked quietly, whether I shall add to the disorder in this room by scattering your brains about the fireplace Written in 1859 60 by William Wilkie Collins and originally published in serial form in Charles Dickens magazine Wilkie and Charles were good friends , The Woman in White is considered one of the earliest examples of detective fiction, though it s really just the better part of the second half of this book that has any real detecting going on Before that you have to wade through star crossed love and the heroine acting all self sacrificing very bad idea, at least in this case There s quite a bit of Victorian melodrama and some eyebrow raising coincidences, but also some unforgettable Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend A mysterious tale spun by a writer with a penchant for drama and a lawyer s practicality The Woman in White will tickle readers who enjoy books where the truth lies hidden beneath the biases of characters who deliver their version of the story through a first person narrative.
Walter Hartright a struggling drawing teacher, is walking at midnight back to Victorian London after visiting his widowed mother and sister, at their cottage, in the suburbs to say goodbye, a quiet trip nobody around, the road empty everything s still, not even the leaves on the trees flicker in the blackness, nothing, only his moving steps are heard, thinking about a lucrative job in a faraway county of England, that he reluctantly took, he has a bad feeling about because his friend Professor Pesca, a dwarf from Italy arranged it Shock, something touches him out of the darkness a ghostly, sick looking woman, dressed all in white appears from the shadows, impossible, this creature cannot be real it speaks A story unfolds, a young woman with a secret put in an insane asylum, without being insane , a conspiracy to steal not only wealth but identity Anne Catherick The Woman in White , st Beware of spoilers What I learned from this book in no particular order 1 Italians are excitable, dedicated to the opera, and most likely to be involved with organized crime.
2 Beware of fat, jolly Italian counts with submissive wives and fondness of white mice and canaries.
3 Watch out if your newly wed husband lives in a stately pile with an abandoned wing full of creepy Elizabethan furniture If the said ancestral house is surrounded by dark ponds and eerie woods, expect the worst.
4 A Baronet is not always noble, and his impressive manor and estate might be mortgaged to the hilt Instead of being the lady of the house, you might be forced to pay HIS debts Make sure that the marriage settlement is settled in your favor befor