Walter Hartright, a young art teacher, meets a mysterious and distressed woman dressed in white. He helps her on her way, but later learns that she has escaped from an asylum. Next day, he travels to Limmeridge House in Cumberland, having been hired as a drawing master on the recommendation of his friend, Pesca, an Italian language master. The Limmeridge household comprises the invalid Frederick Fairlie, and Walter's students: Laura Fairlie, Mr Fairlie's niece, and Marian Halcombe, her devoted half-sister. Walter realises that Laura bears an astonishing resemblance to the woman in white, who is known to the household and whose name is Anne Catherick. The mentally disabled Anne had lived near Limmeridge as a child and was devoted to Laura's mother, who first dressed her in white.
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Woman in white
Absolutely wonderful book! Very hard to put it down. I found myself shedding tears with the sad events and rejoicing with the happy ones.
THE WOMAN IN WHITE
Extraordinary story. Loved it! I shall read it again and again. My version was 1,550 pages and try as I might I couldn’t read it all in one day! I got through 900 pages on my first day and finished it on the second. Couldn’t put it down. Absolutely wonderful story with MANY twists and turns. As though “Jane Austen” and “Sir Arthur Conan Doyle” collaborated - I jest.
This book is great