Woman in White, The

David Stuart Davies, John Sutherland, Matthew Sweet, Matthew Sweet (introduction), Scott Brewster (introduction), Wilkie Collins

Format: Hardback, Paperback / softback

Publisher: Oxford University Press, Pan Macmillan, Penguin Books Ltd, Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Published: 27-02-2003

£7.99

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, the ‘Napoleon of crime’, who has a taste for white mice, vanilla bonbons and poison.

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Description

‘The most popular novel of the nineteenth century, and still one of the best plots in English literature’ Sarah WatersThe original ‘sensation novel’, The Woman in White opens with Walter Hartright’s eerie encounter with a strange, solitary woman 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 corridors of English country mansions and the madhouse, this is the first and most influential of the Victorian genre that combined Gothic horror with psychological realism. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Matthew Sweet

Additional information

Weight 0.48 kg
Dimensions 32 × 138 × 200 mm
Page Count 720