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The woman in white
Wilkie Collins
Adult Fiction COLLINS

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Supposedly one of the first suspense and thriller novels in the English literature, the novel is engrossing as the reader tries to unravel the secret of the woman in white. A truly worthwhile read!
posted Jun 23, 2007 at 3:01AM
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Jane Austen’s novels only gained in popularity after her death, but the next biggest literary craze was the Sensation novel of the Victorian era. Sensation novels are domestic tales of romance, like Jane Austen’s books, but they revel in the scandals that Austen was only able to hint at—madness, intrigue, coincidence, mistaken identity, even murder. The Woman in White is the tale of a poor drawing-master who meets a strange woman, clad in white, on the moonlit streets outside of London. He is soon plunged into the mystery surrounding this woman, especially when that same mystery touches the family of the woman he loves. Jane Austen would surely have been a strong defender and an avid fan of the sensational Sensation novel, which has much in common with the Gothic novels that she loved and read in her day. Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, and Ellen Wood make up the triumvirate of the best Victorian Sensation authors.
posted Jun 16, 2009 at 11:23AM
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