The Woman in White (Paperback)
"In the fall, I like to pick up classics, and ignore the real world for awhile. This novel, published in the Dickens periodical 'All The Year Round' was salacious and considered trashy at the time of its publishing, then became the basis for all detective novels that followed. A mysterious woman in white escapes from an insane asylum begging a stranger for help. The man who kindly promises to aid her discovers a conspiracy going back generations. A quirky cast of characters. Long but it flies by. "— Dan
Pursuing questions of identity and insanity along the paths and corridors of English country houses and the madhouse, The Woman in White is the first and most influential of the Victorian genre that combined Gothic horror with psychological realism.
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Matthew Sweet is a journalist and critic, and wrote his doctoral thesis on Wilkie Collins.