The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins

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Beschreibung

Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White, the first Victorian 'sensation novel' and one of the earliest mystery novels in English, weaves multiple narratives into a thrilling and suspenseful tale of mistaken identity and dark desires. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with notes and an introduction by Matthew Sweet.

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, the 'Napoleon of crime', 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.

Matthew Sweet's introduction explores the phenomenon of Victorian 'sensation' fiction, and discusses Wilkie Collins's biographical and societal influences. Included in this edition are appendices on theatrical adaptations of the novel and its serialisation history.

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was born in London in 1824, the eldest son of the landscape painter William Collins. In 1846 he was entered to read for the bar at Lincoln's Inn, where he gained the knowledge that was to give him much of the material for his writing. From the early 1850s he was a friend of Charles Dickens, who produced and acted in two melodramas written by Collins, The Lighthouse and The Frozen Deep. Of his novels, Collins is best remembered for The Woman in White (1859), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868).

If you enjoyed The Woman in White, you might like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet, also available in Penguin Classics.

"Collins was a master craftsman, whom many modern mystery-mongers might imitate to their profit." -Dorothy L. Sayers

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) began his literary career writing articles and short stories for Dickens' periodicals. He published a biography of his father and a number of plays but his reputation rests on his novels. Collins found his true fictionalmetier in mystery, suspense and crime. He is best known for his novels in the emerging genres of Sensation and Detective fiction.

Matthew Sweet is a journalist and critic, and wrote his doctoral thesis on Wilkie Collins.

Produktdetails

Einband Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum 27.02.2003
Herausgeber Matthew Sweet
Verlag Penguin Books UK
Seitenzahl 671
Maße (L/B/H) 19,7/12,9/4 cm
Gewicht 480 g
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-143961-7

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This will teach me...
von Regina Richter aus Dortmund am 21.12.2011
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... to presume ever again an old story won't be able to capture my attention. Honestly, this one made me sit on the edge of my seat - oh the suspense!

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  • A Chronology of Wilkie Collin's Life vii Introduction xiii Further Reading xxxv A Note on the Text xxxviii







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    Preface to the Present Edition (1861) 6 (622) Appendix A: Theatrical Adaptations of The Woman in White 628 (17) Appendix B: Wilkie Collins on the Composition of the Woman in White 645 (6) Appendix C: The Serialization of the Woman in White in All the Year Round 651 (3) Notes 654