The Woman in White
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Aug 11, 2009 - 498 pages
The Woman In White written by legendary author Wilkie Collins is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, The Woman In White is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Wilkie Collins is highly recommended. Published by Classic House Books and beautifully produced, The Woman In White would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
This is the third Wilkie Collins I have read - I've also read 'The Moonstone' and 'Evil Genius'. I think that I liked the characters better in 'The Moonstone', but the story better in 'Woman in White', if that makes sense! Wilkie Collins always has something interesting to say about the role of women in society. Laura was a very weak character, and I couldn't understand Walter's attachment to her. We never hear her point of view, which is probably why she seems a bit 2D. She is really just a plot device, for the other characters to live through and to move the plot along. Walter immediately dismisses any romantic interest in Marian, when at first sight he determines that she has a nice figure but an ugly face, which says a lot about Walter, I think. I was a bit disappointed by the ending, and nearly lost interest after Percival died. I think it would have been more interesting if there had been some kind of court case and a further battle of wits - Walter had enough evidence with the second copy of the parish records. The end of Count Foscoe just became tedious, and I found the whole secret society thing and the descent into 'dangerous foreigner' stereotype for him and Pesca unnecessary.
Review: The Woman in WhiteUser Review - Goodreads
The reading of this ebook at Internet Archive wasn't an easy task the first time I've read this book. The BBC dramatization gave another great opportunity to enjoy this masterpiece written by Wilkie ...