The Woman in White - The Penguin English Library (Paperback)
  • The Woman in White - The Penguin English Library (Paperback)
zoom

The Woman in White - The Penguin English Library (Paperback)

(author)
8 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£8.99
Paperback 736 Pages
Published: 29/11/2012
  • 10+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket

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 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 a gripping story of desire, ruthless ambition and chilling suspense. The first and most influential novel of the Victorian sensationlist genre it combines Gothic horror with psychological realism.

Often cited as the book that launched Victorian sensationalist fiction, The Woman in White began as an anonymously written instalment in Charles Dickens’ weekly magazine All Year Round and quickly became one of the most talked-about stories of its day. Full of passion, intrigue, hauntings, gothic mystery and shocking scandal, it divided critics but captured the public imagination and today - more than 150 years after it first appeared in print - it continues to delight, shock and enthral in equal measure. As the critic Jon Michael Varese wrote of the book in the Guardian, ‘The apparitions that Collins conjures are the ghosts that ensured not just his success but his longevity. They are what have kept readers going back for more.’

The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141389431
Number of pages: 736
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 31 mm

You may also be interested in...

Frankenstein
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Little Women
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Wide Sargasso Sea
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
A Month in the Country
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Oliver Twist
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
Wuthering Heights
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Rebecca
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Grapes of Wrath
Added to basket
The Brothers Karamazov
Added to basket
Frankenstein
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Brighton Rock
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Secret Garden
Added to basket
Brave New World
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

“A twisting, turning well paced classic”

Reading this book for the first time it hints, tantalises and slowly develops giving a story that keeps you reading. The text, as with any classic of this age, may be challenging at first however the notes really help... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 102

“The Woman in White”

Bound in beautiful cloth, the cover of this only hints at the brilliance inside.. A fast paced, clever thriller told through diary entries and letters of a diverse mix of characters brought together by the proposed... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 92

“A compelling Victorian melodrama”

Collins creates in the initial pages a surreal atmosphere and sense of unreality which jolts the reader and which is maintained by the ghostly figure of Anne Catherick who haunts the pages of the novel to the very... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 72

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: