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Woman in White: Wilkie Collins

by Random House Value

October 25, 2009 | Trade Paperback

Woman in White: Wilkie Collins is rated 4 out of 5 by 7.

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: October 25, 2009

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307291774

ISBN - 13: 9780307291776

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mystery and Romance I’ve always wanted to read this book but for some reason kept delaying and putting it back to the bottom of the book pile. Now that I’ve turned the last page… I’m not sure why I waited so long to read it…I loved this book. Such a well written Victorian novel. Mystery and romance. Characters who are so well defined, they jumped off the pages and sat down beside me while I read. The words of Wilkie Collins flow. They just flow and meander so effortlessly that reading this book is like drinking a fine glass of wine. I will be raving about this book for some time to come! Lastly, this statement from DailyLit, sums it up very nicely: “Never out of print since its first publication, the mystery of The Woman in White continues to intrigue readers to this day with its ghostly beauty and unforgettable events.” If you haven’t read it…go read!
Date published: 2013-10-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too Victorian for this Generation Xer I expected more from this book given that it is widely considered one of Wilkie Collins' masterpieces and one of the earliest entries into the "mystery writing" genre. Yes, I can excuse the Victorian vocabulary and mannerisms of the writer (and his characters), but I am loathe to accept some of the other things that Collins includes in his novel. For example, the heinous "crime" that must be righted is merely a question of family honour. The villains in the book are described as being evil and vile while also sporting an obvious "gentlemanly" manner towards the protagonists (one of the baddies even has a crush on one of the women involved, and for that reason struggles with his "heinous" crime). I guess the English readers of the mid-1800's would have been disgusted at a gutsy, gory serial killer / madman whodunit written by a more contemporary writer like Jeffery Deaver or Michael Connelly, but this Collins' mystery is too convoluted to enjoy it as what is prescribes to be: a good mystery.
Date published: 2012-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intriguing I was really curious about this book. First because it is mentioned in other novels I have read, and also because, after having done some research, it is considered to be one of the first mystery novels ever written. I found it fascinating! Yes, it can be a little descriptive at times, but the suspense is very well built and I thought it was very cleverly set up. I really enjoyed it!
Date published: 2010-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely great If you have no trouble reading the style of Jane Austen then you will find this book very difficult to put down. The story is so compelling that you want to read on and on. A very ingenious detective story in which the author not only keeps a reader's attention but he takes care to cover and explain all characters' actions so a reader never feels left "hanging" because of unexplained scenes introduced.
Date published: 2010-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Masterpiece poignant...anyone wanting to travel to this place and time will appreciate this wonderful read.
Date published: 2005-09-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from typical victorian novel Like most if not all Victorian novels, this book is really long and very descriptive. I gave up after about 400 pages. Any of the good qualities in this book (I've heard it called a 'pychological thriller') are lost in the length and the excruciating detail, in my opinion.
Date published: 2005-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Read! Although considered a classic, Collins Woman in White is a must read for any mystery lover. The characters are detailed & real; and the villians are extrordinary!! The one villian is a man that will charm you all the while you are hating him! Great story, Great characters, and Exceptionally well written!
Date published: 2000-11-15

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Woman in White: Wilkie Collins

by Random House Value

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: October 25, 2009

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307291774

ISBN - 13: 9780307291776