The Woman In White

    • 4.3 • 32 Ratings

Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1929
1 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
995
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SIZE
601.1
KB

Customer Reviews

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I like it.

This novel was the first detective novel in the history of English literature. Being Victorian era, though, the book may not be mature enough, in comparison to later novels in same genre, and would not be perfect material for English learner.

Out of all the characters, I admire Count Fosco the best. His account would be the finest part out of all.

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