The Woman in White / Edition 1

The Woman in White / Edition 1

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by Wilkie Collins, Don Richard (Ed.) Cox, Maria K. (Ed.) Bachman, Maria K. Bachman
     
 

Generally considered the first English sensation novel, The Woman in White features the remarkable heroine Marian Halcombe and her sleuthing partner, drawing master Walter Hartright, pitted against the diabolical team of Count Fosco and Sir Percival Glyde. A gripping tale of murder, intrigue, madness, and mistaken identity, Collins's psychological thriller has never… See more details below

Overview

Generally considered the first English sensation novel, The Woman in White features the remarkable heroine Marian Halcombe and her sleuthing partner, drawing master Walter Hartright, pitted against the diabolical team of Count Fosco and Sir Percival Glyde. A gripping tale of murder, intrigue, madness, and mistaken identity, Collins's psychological thriller has never been out of print in the 140 years since its publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551116440
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
04/20/2006
Series:
Broadview Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
696
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

Maria K. Bachman is an Associate Professor of English at Coastal Carolina University. Don Richard Cox is a Professor of English at the University of Tennessee. They are the editors of the Broadview edition of Wilkie Collins's Blind Love (2003).

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

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
William Wilkie Collins: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
The Woman in White
Appendix A: Prefaces to the Novel
1. Preface, 1860, Sampson Low, Son & Co., Three-volume Edition
2. Preface to the Present Edition, 1861, Sampson Low, Son & Co., One-voume Edition
3. Preface. La Femme en Blanc, 1861, trans. E.D. Forgues, J. Hetzel (Paris)
Appendix B: Sample Page from All the Year Round
Appendix C: Commentary and Reviews of The Woman in White
1. The Opinions of Charles Dickens
2. Unsigned Review, Saturday Review (25 August 1860)
3. Unsigned Review [E.S. Dallas], The Times (30 October 1860)
4. "Awful Apparition," Punch (6 April 1861)
5. Unsigned Review [Mrs. Oliphant], Blackwood's Magazine (May 1862)
6. Edmund Yates, "Mr. Wilkie Collins in Gloucester Place," in Celebrities at Home (1879)
7. Wilkie Collins, "How I Write My Books: Related in a Letter to a Friend," The Globe (26 November 1887)
8. F.W. Waddy, "He Wrote 'The Woman in White,'" Once a Week (24 February 1872)
Appendix D: The Woman Question
1. From William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765-69)
2. From Sarah Stickney Ellis, The Women of England, Their Social Duties, and Domestic Habits (1839)
3. From John Ruskin, Sesame and Lilies, 1865 (1907)
4. From Caroline Norton, A Letter to the Queen (1855)
Appendix E: The Lunacy Panic of 1858 and the Mesmeric Mania of 1851
1. “Lady Bulwer Lytton,” The Times (19 July 1858)
2. “Commission of Lunacy,” The Times (27 July 1858)
3. [Editorial], The Times (28 July 1858)
4. “The Tragedy of Acomb House,” The Sunday Times (1 August 1858)
5. “The Mad-House System,” The Sunday Times (15 August 1858)
6. “Lunatic Asylums and the Lunacy Laws (By a Physician),” The Times (19 August 1858)
7. “Commission in Lunacy,” The Sunday Times (29 August 1858)
8. “Law and Lunacy,” Punch (15 January 1862)
9. “Mesmerism; Its Dangers and Curiosities,” Punch (24 February 1844)
10. Anonymous, “Electro-biology,” Westminster Review (1851)
11. Wilkie Collins, “Magnetic Evenings at Home” (Letter 1), The Leader (17 January 1852)
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