The Woman in White

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Art master Walter Hartright comes to the aid of his student, Laura, whom he has fallen in love with, after the woman's husband steals her fortune and identity, and while helping her, Walter finds a connection between Laura's situation and a mysterious woman in white.

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Wilkie Collins was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. 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 along the paths and corridors of English country houses and the madhouse, The Woman in White is the first and most influential of the Victorian genre that combined Gothic horror with psychological realism.

THE WOMAN IN WHITE (With Original Illustrations)

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"The Woman in White" is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of "sensation novels". The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective fiction with the hero, Walter Hartright, employing many of the sleuthing techniques of later private detectives. Walter Hartright, a young art teacher, meets a mysterious and distressed woman dressed in white. He helps her on her way, but later learns that she has escaped from an asylum. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone.

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The Women in White: ( Annotated )

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The Woman in White is an epistolary novel written by Wilkie Collins in 1859, serialized in 1859-1860, and first published in book form in 1860. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of 'sensation novels'.As was customary at that time, The Woman in White was first published as a magazine serial. The first episode appeared on 29 November 1859, following Charles Dickens's own A Tale of Two Cities in Dickens's magazine All the Year Round in England, and Harper's Magazine in America. It caused an immediate sensation. Julian Symons (in his 1974 introduction to the Penguin edition) reports that "queues formed outside the offices to buy the next instalment. Bonnets, perfumes, waltzes and quadrilles were called by the book's title. Gladstone cancelled a theatre engagement to go on reading it. And Prince Albert sent a copy to Baron Stockmar."

Agatha Christie Read

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Illustrated version of a great novel Was Count Fosco later to become Hercule Poirot?Extract from the book.....you decide."With that woman for my friend I would snap these fingers of mine at the world. With that woman for my enemy, I, with all my brains and experience—I, Fosco, cunning as the devil himself, as you have told me a hundred times—I walk, in your English phrase, upon egg-shells!"What and who was Agatha Christie influenced by? Well we do know that Wilkie Collins novel, The Woman in White was one book Agatha Christie read. After you have read through, you will recognise some elements in later Agatha Christie books and characters. A Charles Dickens's protégé, Wilkie Collins (1824–1889)—sometimes referred to as the "grandfather of English detective fiction"—is credited with the first great mystery novel, The Woman in White.The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective fiction with the hero, Walter Hartright, employing many of the sleuthing techniques of later private detectives. The use of multiple narrators draws on Collins's legal training.Walter Hartright, a young art teacher, meets a mysterious and distressed woman dressed in white. He helps her on her way, but later learns that she has escaped from an asylum. Next day, he travels to Limmeridge House in Cumberland, having been hired as a drawing master on the recommendation of his friend, Pesca, an Italian language master. The Limmeridge household comprises the invalid Frederick Fairlie, and Walter's students: Laura Fairlie, Mr Fairlie's niece, and Marian Halcombe, her devoted half-sister. Walter realises that Laura bears an astonishing resemblance to the woman in white, who is known to the household and whose name is Anne Catherick. The mentally disabled Anne had lived near Limmeridge as a child and was devoted to Laura's mother, who first dressed her in white.

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The Woman in White by Wilke Collins Summary

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 along the paths and corridors of English country houses and the madhouse, The Woman in White is the first and most influential of the Victorian genre that combined Gothic horror with psychological realism.

The Woman in White (Annotated)

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Differentiated book- It has a historical context with research of the time-The story is considered an early example of detective novels. The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins, was included in a list of the best novels of all time. The Woman in White is presented through a series of testimonials. The main narrator is Walter Hartright, who is hired to teach drawing to two young men of the Limmeridge mansion in Cumberland. The night before embarking on his journey the man finds a stranger. The woman, dressed in white, alludes to her ties with the Limmeridge mansion and the Fairlie family. Walter later discovers that the woman had escaped from an asylum for insane people. In Cumberland Walter is delighted with his students: the kind and intelligent Marian and his half sister, the dreamy and beautiful Laura. As the months go by he realizes that he has fallen in love with Laura and that she loves him too.However Laura is committed to a baron, an arrangement that her own father has made before he died. To avoid the scandal Walter must leave Cumberland. Before she can leave, the mysterious woman in white reappears. Walter and Marian conduct an investigation and find that it is Anne Catherick. She is the one who wrote to Laura warning of the evil that could lead to marrying Percival Glyde.But before Walter and Marian can find out something else Anne disappears.Walter returns to London. Laura and Percival get married. Walter feels followed and spied on. With the help of Marian he manages to travel to South America where he hopes to heal his heart.Laura, Percival and Marian settle in the ruined house of Percival. An Italian count, Fosco, and his wife join them. The count is something sinister and has Percival in his possession. Percival makes it clear that he married Laura for money and hopes to get it without delay. With the situation of his sister increasingly desperate, Anne Catherick reappears and promises to reveal a secret about Percival. However, Marian becomes seriously ill and Anne disappears. When Marian recovers she learns that Laura has died.

Penguin Readers Level 7: The Woman in White (ELT Graded Reader)

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Penguin Readers is an ELT graded reader series for learners of English as a foreign language. Each title includes carefully adapted text, new illustrations and language learning exercises. The eBook edition does not include access to additional online resources. Titles include popular classics, exciting contemporary fiction, and thought-provoking non-fiction, introducing language learners to bestselling authors and compelling content. The eight levels of Penguin Readers follow the Common European Framework of Reference for language learning (CEFR). Exercises at the back of each Reader help language learners to practise grammar, vocabulary, and key exam skills. Before, during and after-reading questions test readers' story comprehension and develop vocabulary. Visit the Penguin Readers website Exclusively with the print edition, readers can unlock online resources including a digital book, audio edition, lesson plans and answer keys. One night when Walter Hartwright is walking home, he meets and helps the mysterious 'woman in white'. Soon after this meeting, Walter starts a job as a drawing teacher in the north of England and falls in love with his student, Laura Fairlie. But Laura is engaged to Sir Percival Glyde. Then Laura receives a letter warning her not to marry Glyde. Walter is sure that the letter comes from the woman in white...

The Woman in White (World Classics, Unabridged)

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The Woman in White (World Classics, Unabridged) by WILKIE. COLLINS Summary

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 the first and most influential of the Victorian genre that combined Gothic horror with psychological realism.

The Woman in White (100 Copy Collector's Edition)

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Walter Hartright, a young art teacher, encounters and gives directions to a mysterious and distressed woman dressed entirely in white, lost in London; he is later informed by policemen that she has escaped from an asylum. Soon after, Hartright must employ various sleuthing techniques to solve an unparalleled mystery. The Woman in White is Wilkie Collins's fifth published novel, written in 1859. The theme of the story is focused on the unequal position of married women in law at the time. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of "sensation novels." In 2003, The Observer listed The Woman in White number 23 in "the top 100 greatest novels of all time." This cloth-bound book includes a Victorian inspired dust-jacket, and is limited to 100 copies.

THE MYSTERY NOVELS OF WILKIE COLLINS

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The Woman in White is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of "sensation novels". The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective fiction with the hero, Walter Hartright, employing many of the sleuthing techniques of later private detectives. The Moonstone is an epistolary novel, generally considered the first detective novel in the English language. Besides creating many of the ground rules of the detective novel, The Moonstone also reflected Collins' enlightened social attitudes in his treatment of the servants in the novel. Armadale is a mystery novel and has a convoluted plot about two distant cousins both named Allan Armadale. The father of one had murdered the father of the other (the two fathers are also named Allan Armadale). The story starts with a deathbed confession by the murderer in the form of a letter to be given to his baby son when he grows up. No Name is a 19th-century novel revolving around the issue of illegitimacy. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. His best-known works are The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone. Content: The Woman in White No Name Armadale The Moonstone The Haunted Hotel: A Mystery of Modern Venice The Law and The Lady The Dead Secret Miss or Mrs?

The Woman in White Volume 1

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The Woman in White Volume 1 By Wilkie Collins The woman in white first appears at night on a lonely heath near London and is next seen at a grave-side in Cumberland. Who is she? Where has she come from, and what is her history? She seems alone and friendless, frightened and confused. And it seems she knows a secret - a secret that could bring ruin and shame to a man who will do anything to keep her silent. This famous mystery thriller has excitement, suspense, romance, and a plot that twists and turns on every page. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

La Femme en blanc

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Extrait : "Ce que peut supporter la patience d'une femme, ce que peuvent accomplir le courage et la constance d'un homme, cette histoire le dira." À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN : Les éditions LIGARAN proposent des versions numériques de grands classiques de la littérature ainsi que des livres rares, dans les domaines suivants : • Fiction : roman, poésie, théâtre, jeunesse, policier, libertin. • Non fiction : histoire, essais, biographies, pratiques.

The Woman in White - With Audio Level 6 Oxford Bookworms Library

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A level 6 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by Richard G. Lewis. The woman in white first appears at night on a lonely heath near London and is next seen at a grave-side in Cumberland. Who is she? Where has she come from, and what is her history? She seems alone and friendless, frightened and confused. And it seems she knows a secret – a secret that could bring ruin and shame to a man who will do anything to keep her silent. This famous mystery thriller by Wilkie Collins has excitement, suspense, romance, and a plot that twists and turns on every page.