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  1. THE WOMAN IN WHITE (with the original 1860 illustrations)
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  2. THE WOMAN IN WHITE (with the original 1860 illustrations)

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Wilkie Collins Classics: The Woman in White
Wilkie Collins Classics: The Woman in White
Wilkie Collins Classics: The Woman in White
Wilkie Collins Classics: The Woman in White
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I'd never heard of Wilkie Collins before I got my Kindle. In searching out free classics, I of course found a number of references to this classic mystery. I inferred from the title that the woman in white was a ghost (who knows why!) so fully expected some specter to rise out of the misty moors. Instead, I was surprised to find myself in the grip of a diabolical and tragic tale told by several different and distinct voices. While a tad overlong - why use one word when you can use six? - my thumb rarely left the Next Page button. I had no desire to 'cheat' on Walter, Laura, Marion, Anne, the Baronet and Fosco with another book, and in fact could barely put down my Kindle until I could no longer keep my eyes open in the wee hours of the night. Collins was a genius at keeping the reader guessing, which I did throughout. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, Collins read my thoughts and threw me a curveball. And though the language is very old-fashioned and formal - think 19th... Read more
First of all, let me say that the story is a 5-star story in my opinion, but DO NOT BUY THIS DIGITAL VERSION. I'm giving the 1-star rating to this particular digital version that completely skips a PIVITAL part of the story right in the middle! There is a section of narratives by three different people and the beginning of Walter Hartright's final narrative immediately following the narrative of Eliza Michelson that should be included in the book and that contains a MAJOR EVENT of the story, and it is completely omitted from this digital version. If I had not been jumping back and forth between a different audio version and this one, I wouldn't have known what had happened.

The story itself is great, though. Well written and thought out and it keeps you reading to find out what is going to happen to the characters. Overall it was very enjoyable.
Often considered one of the first mystery novels, The Woman In White follows protagonist Walter Hartright, an art teacher, as he has a mysterious late night encounter on a London street with a lost woman, dressed all in white, who he later finds out had escaped from an asylum. The figure of this woman and the words they exchanged during their meeting come to haunt Walter, even as he accepts a job at Limmeridge House outside of London to instruct heiress Laura Farlie in art. Walter soon recognizes the astonishing resemblance between Laura and The Woman In White, and finds out that the mystery woman also used to live near Limmeridge and has connections to the Farlie family. You’ll have to read further to see how the story progresses, but the plot is quite complex, twisting and turning with elements of unrequited love, unhappy marriages, murder plots and overall very shady dealings.

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One of the main characters in the novel is Laura Farlie’s devoted... Read more
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