The Woman In White

By Wilkie Collins

A menacing and mysterious tale spun by this great Victorian writer with a penchant for drama.
~ Her Majesty, The Queen Consort
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Publish Date: 1859-1860

‘On a moonlit road close to midnight, a touch on Walter Hartright’s arm sends him spinning. Next to him, materialised as if out of the air, is a woman dressed from head to toe in white.’ Published in serialised form between 1859-1860, this gripping story of desire, ruthless ambition and chilling suspense explores the horrors hidden deep within Victorian society. Painted with intense psychological realism, this was the novel to move the gothic genre on, creating a whole new movement of its own, the ‘Sensation Novel’.

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