THE WOMAN IN WHITE

THE WOMAN IN WHITE

By: Collins, Wilkie

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Novel by Wilkie Collins, published serially in All the Year Round (November 1859-July 1860) and in book form in 1860. Noted for its suspenseful plot a nd unique characterization, the successful novel brought Collins great fame ; he adapted it into a play in 1871. This dramatic tale, inspired by an act ual criminal case, is told through multiple narrators. Frederick Fairlie, a wealthy hypochondriac, hires virtuous Walter Hartright to tutor his beauti ful niece and heiress, Laura, and her homely, courageous half-sister, Maria n Halcombe. Although Hartright and Laura fall in love, she honors her late father's wish that she marry Sir Percival Glyde, a villain who plans to ste al her inheritance. Glyde is assisted by sinister Count Fosco, a cultured, corpulent Italian who became the archetype of subsequent villains in crime novels. Their plot is threatened by Anne Catherick, a mysterious fugitive f rom a mental asylum who dresses in white, resembles Laura, and knows the se cret of Glyde's illegitimate birth. Through the perseverance of Hartright a nd Marian, Glyde and Fosco are defeated and killed, allowing Hartright to m arry Laura.

Title: THE WOMAN IN WHITE

Author Name: Collins, Wilkie

Categories: Classical Literature,

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 1975

ISBN Number: 0140430962

ISBN Number 13: 9780140430967

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000020160