I roused myself from the book which Iwas dreaming over rather than reading, and left my chambers to meet thecool night air in the suburbs.
I roused myself from the book which Iwas dreaming over rather than reading, and left my chambers to meet thecool night air in the suburbs. It was one of the two evenings in everyweek which I was accustomed to spend with my mother and my sister. SoI turned my steps northward in the direction of Hampstead.
By Wilkie Collins Introduction by Nicholas Rance. By Wilkie Collins Introduction by Nicholas Rance. About The Woman in White. There, in the middle of the broad, bright high-road-there, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth or dropped from the heaven-stood the figure of a solitary Woman, dressed from head to foot in white garments.
Introduction by Nicholas Rance(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) . William Wilkie Collins was born in London in 1824, the eldest son of a successful painter, William Collins. He studied law and was admitted to the bar but never practiced his nominal profession, devoting his time to writing instead. His first published book was a biography of his father, his second a florid historical romance. The first hint of his later talents came with Basil (1852), a vivid tale of seduction, treachery, and revenge. The Woman in White Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics (Том 0) Everyman's Library Classics & Everyman's Library (Том 18).
Wilkie Collins, Nicholas Rance (Introduction). Published October 15th 1991 by Everyman's Library. ISBN: 0140620249 (ISBN13: 9780140620245). Hardcover, 609 pages. Author(s): Wilkie Collins, Nicholas Rance (Introduction). ISBN: 0679405631 (ISBN13: 9780679405634). Published October 25th 2016 by anboco.
Wilkie Collins' sixth novel took the fashionable world by storm on its appearance in 1860, when everything from dances to dresses was named after the woman in white. Nicholas Rance is the author of Historical Novel and Popular Politics in Nineteenth-Century England. Seller Inventory AAZ9781857150186. More information about this seller Contact this seller.
William Wilkie Collins was born in London in 1824, the son of a successful and popular painter. While Collins' fame rests on his best known works, The Woman in White and The Moonstone, he wrote over thirty books, as well as numerous short stories, articles and plays. On leaving school, he worked in the office of a tea merchant in the Strand before reading law as a student at Lincoln's Inn. However his real passion was for writing and, in 1850, he published his first novel, Antonina. He was a hugely popular writer in his lifetime. An unconventional individual, he never married but established long-term liaisons with two separate partners.
The Story Begun By Walter Hartright. of Clement's Inn, Teacher of Drawing) This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve. Walter Hartright's Story Begun.
The Woman in White is Wilkie Collins's fifth published novel, written in 1859. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of "sensation novels". The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective fiction with protagonist Walter Hartright employing many of the sleuthing techniques of later private detectives.
She appears out of nowhere, a woman dressed all in white, standing in the moonlight on the lonely heath. Walter Hartright is at first alarmed, but then sees that she is frightened and confused, and needs his help. He speaks kindly to her, walks with her to show her the right road, and soon she disappears into the night again. This strange meeting begins a chain of events that bring together Walter, Marian and her half-sister Laura, Sir Percival and his Italian friend Count Fosco in a mystery in which nothing is as it seems. And at the heart of the mystery is the sad, lonely figure of the woman.
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