The Woman in White - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
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The Woman in White - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 752 Pages / Published: 17/04/2008
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The Woman in White (1859-60) is the first and greatest `Sensation Novel'. Walter Hartright's mysterious midnight encounter with the woman in white draws him into a vortex of crime, poison, kidnapping, and international intrigue. The novel is dominated by two of the finest creations in all Victorian fiction - Marion Halcombe, dark, mannish, yet irresistibly fascinating, and Count Fosco, the sinister and flamboyant `Napoleon of Crime'. A masterwork of intricate construction, The Woman in White sets new standards of suspense and excitement, and achieved sales which topped even those of Dickens, Collins's friend and mentor. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199535637
Number of pages: 752
Weight: 513 g
Dimensions: 195 x 128 x 32 mm


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with each volume having an introduction by an acknowledged expert, and exhaustive notes, the World's Classics are surely the most desirable series and, all-round, the best value for money * Oxford Times *
Collins's mid-Victorian novel is one of the first, and possibly still the greatest, of all literary thrillers. * The Irish Times *

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“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
1st January 2012
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“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
7th September 2010
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“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
6th August 2015
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