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The woman in white

Wilkie Collins

The woman in white

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Published by Dent, Dutton in London, New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. ix

StatementWilkie Collins ; introduction by Maurice Richardson.
SeriesEveryman"s library -- no.464
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR4494 .W6 1910, PR4494 .W5 1910
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 569 p. ;
Number of Pages569
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21462737M
ISBN 100460004646

Catherick's former employer that Anne was the illegitimate child of Laura's father, making her Laura's half-sister. Occasionally, the website mis-applies a block from a previous visitor. A family tree for the main characters in The Woman in White can be found at the University of Iowa here. With this confession, Laura's identity is restored and in death, Anne Catherick finally finds peace, buried along with her beloved Mrs. Hartright now has the power to force a written confession from Fosco and Laura's identity is restored. As a result, he lives in constant fear of retribution.

Glyde is portrayed here as an archetypical villain which every reader of this book will surely hate. While walking home from Hampstead on his last evening in London, Hartright meets a mysterious woman dressed in white, apparently in deep distress. When Fosco prepares to flee the country, Walter forces a written confession from him in exchange for safe-passage from England. She is described as one "of the finest creations in all Victorian fiction" by John Sutherland. Occasionally, the website mis-applies a block from a previous visitor. Collins weaves an exciting tale to prove a point about the dearth of women's rights.

Anne Catherick succumbs to her illness and is buried as Laura, while Laura is drugged and conveyed to the asylum as Anne. Collins weaves an exciting tale to prove a point about the dearth of women's rights. It becomes clear that Sir Percival is an abusive and controlling husband, and also that he is in bad financial situation and desperate to gain access to his wife's money. I have other questions or need to report an error Please email the diagnostic information above to help pglaf. Collins, like his friend Charles Dickens, uses the novel to expose social injustices of his time, in particular, the lack of legal rights afforded married women. I was worried that the format would be confusing and hard to get into….


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A number of modern novelists have also been interested in returning to some of the key themes that Collins's explores, and updating them from a contemporary perspective.

As a result, he lives in constant fear of retribution. An unwitting accomplice in the downfall of Laura is her ineffective guardian, her uncle Frederick Fairlie.

Several years earlier, Glyde had forged the marriage register at Old Welmingham Church to conceal his illegitimacy. When Marian recovers and visits the asylum hoping to learn something from Anne Catherick, she finds Laura, supposedly suffering from the delusion that she is Lady Glyde.

Using women from both high and low classes, he drives the point home with example after example of injustice. Jane Catherick — Anne's unsympathetic mother; in league with Sir Percival Glyde in committing her daughter to the asylum.

He helps her on her way but later learns that she has escaped from an asylum. Hartright is commissioned as a drawing instructor for the two sisters. The next day he travels north to Limmeridge House. Laura, however, has promised her late father that she will marry Sir Percival Glyde, and Marian advises Walter to leave Limmeridge.

The Count greatly admires Marian for her intellect, so much so that he is willing to compromise several weak points in his plan such as allowing Marian to retrieve Laura from the asylum for her sake. Fairlie became attached to the little Anne because of her resemblance to Laura, and Anne in her turn became attached to Mrs.

Count Fosco seems to be Percival's advisor and helper, and the Countess is also willing to spy and intercept letters, so that Laura and Marian become increasingly isolated and helpless.

Themes and influences[ edit ] The theme of the story is the unequal position of married women in law at the time. Meanwhile, Walter has returned from Honduras, and the three live incognito in London, making plans to restore Laura's identity.

Sensation novels became increasingly prominent through the s; inthe Matrimonial Causes Act had made it easier to obtain a divorce, and debate around this law had revealed that there was often a dark underside to domestic and family life. Stage adaptations have continued since then, notably including Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical adaptation.

Laura and Glyde marry in December and travel to Italy.

The Woman in White Summary

Both Marian and Laura are increasingly upset by the prospect of the marriage, but it takes place anyways, and Laura and Sir Percival depart for their honeymoon in Italy. The main story takes place between July,and August, I have other questions or need to report an error Please email the diagnostic information above to help pglaf.

During his research, Walter discovers Glyde's secret: he was illegitimate, and therefore not entitled to inherit his title or property. Percival marries for Laura's inheritance, which he seeks to gain through her written consent or her death. Hartright then discovers that Anne was the illegitimate child of Laura's father, which accounts for their resemblance.

Walter tells Marian about the strange woman he met in London. With this confession, Laura's identity is restored and in death, Anne Catherick finally finds peace, buried along with her beloved Mrs.

The title character, The Woman in White, is also an ally of Laura's and a look-alike half sister. Percival becomes increasingly alarmed that Walter will uncover and reveal the truth about his identity, and attempts to burn the incriminating documents, but dies in the resulting fire. Much of the story is told through the narrative of Walter Hartright, an art tutor who falls in love with a student, Laura Fairlie, who is engaged to Sir Percival Glyde.

A Court in Germany ordered that access to certain items in the Project Gutenberg collection are blocked from Germany. The Salt Lake Tribune. Hartright then discovers that Anne was the illegitimate child of Laura's father, which accounts for their resemblance.

However, the government sees the placating of the Indians as being to their benefit, so they begin the "Brides for Indians" program in which women who are physically healthy and of child rearing age may volunteer to go.

Frederick Fairlie — A wealthy hypochondriac land-owner: the uncle of Laura Fairlie, distinguished principally by his mock-politeness toward all other characters.Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White tells the story of two half-sisters, Laura Fairlie and Marian Halcombe who were embroiled in the sinister plot of Sir Percival Glyde and Count Fosco to take over their family’s wealth.

It’s considered to be one of the first “sensation novels” to be published.5/5(5). One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd (published by St.

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