The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

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This Halcyon Classics ebook THE WOMAN IN WHITE is one of 19th century British author Wilkie Collins' most acclaimed works. The story is 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 narratives draws on Collins's legal training and as he

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This Halcyon Classics ebook THE WOMAN IN WHITE is one of 19th century British author Wilkie Collins' most acclaimed works. The story is 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 narratives draws on Collins's legal training and as he points out in his Preamble: 'the story here presented will be told by more than one pen, as the story of an offence against the laws is told in Court by more than one witness'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011802300
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
243,800
File size:
539 KB

Meet the Author

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was a pioneer of the modern mystery/detective novel. He also wrote on the plight of women and on the social and domestic issues of his time. Highly influential, many later authors of mystery and detective fiction drew inspiration from Collins' works.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
December 8, 1824
Date of Death:
September 23, 1889
Place of Birth:
London, England
Place of Death:
London, England
Education:
Studied law at Lincoln¿s Inn, London

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The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Becky-Books More than 1 year ago
Very good! This was definitely not an easy read, but it was worth it. Start the book when you can focus on it. It was a wonderful English tale in the early 19th century. The author did a great job of showing how little women had back then, in terms of property, choices, and freedom. It is both a mystery and a drama.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good murder mystery book but at times I became confused on which character was which.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very clever
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