The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins




Hi Guys,

Recently I have been loving the classics, and after seeing people talk about this all over Youtube I decided to grab this in a recent visit to Waterstone’s. I love my kindle but I just feel a tree book is much more appropriate for a classic.


This book is written in a number of different perspectives and is quite typical of a sensation novel of that era. It starts with Walter Hartwright a painting teacher taking a job in Cumberland. There he meets Laura who he falls in love with and her sister, a woman with a lot of sense. He soon finds out Laura is to be married and leaves before his contract is due up. What I haven’t mentioned is the fact that the night before he goes he meets a mysterious woman in white who is looking to get to London he later hears she has escape a mental asylum and it appears she knew Laura and Marian’s mother.


This book is fantastic, it is a strong 770 pages long but it is written so well you really couldn’t tell. The book is written beautifully and every ties together so nicely. There are lots of ‘ohhhhh’ moments nearing the end of the book and I could not put it down. I have since bought The Moonstone looking to read more written by this marvellous man.


Rating on Goodreads: 5/5

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