The Woman in White

Ranked #7 in Victorian, Ranked #9 in English For Beginnerssee more rankings.

'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 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...

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Lucy Atkins I’ve only read it twice, but it’s lingered in my consciousness: the images and the feel of it. (Source)

Jason Hall The glory of it is you get this story as if it’s a court hearing, everybody is presenting their evidence from their own perspectives (Source)

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