The Woman in White (Penguin Classics)
- Publish Date: 2003-04-29
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Wilkie Collins
The Woman in WhiteÂ 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.Â
Pursuing questions of identity and insanity along the paths and corridors of English country houses and the madhouse,Â The Woman in WhiteÂ is the first and most influential of the Victorian genre that combined Gothic horror with psychological realism.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700Â titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theÂ series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-dateÂ translations by award-winning translators.
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