The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins audiobook

The Woman in White

By Wilkie Collins
Read by Simon Prebble and Josephine Bailey

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200102013

  • ISBN: 9798200102006

  • ISBN: 9798200102020

Runtime: 25.12 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

One of the greatest mystery thrillers ever written, Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White was a phenomenal bestseller in the 1860s, achieving even greater success than works by Charles Dickens. Full of surprise, intrigue, and suspense, this vastly entertaining novel continues to enthrall audiences today. The story begins with an eerie midnight encounter between artist Walter Hartright and a ghostly woman dressed all in white who seems desperate to share a dark secret. The next day Hartright, engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie and her half sister, tells his pupils about the strange events of the previous evening. Determined to learn all they can about the mysterious woman in white, the three soon find themselves drawn into a chilling vortex of crime, poison, kidnapping, and international intrigue. Masterfully constructed, The Woman in White is dominated by two of the finest creations in all Victorian fiction—Marion Halcombe, dark, mannish, yet irresistibly fascinating, and Count Fosco, the sinister and flamboyant "Napoleon of Crime."

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The voices both narrators provide the host of other characters—including the hot-tempered Sir Percival Glyde and the devious Count Fosco—are attended with equal imagination and skill. A must-listen for mystery lovers.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Collins's mid-Victorian novel is one of the first, and possibly still the greatest, of all literary thrillers. The Irish Times

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Author

Author Bio: Wilkie Collins

Author Bio: Wilkie Collins

Wilkie Collins (1824–1889) was an English novelist. He studied law and was admitted to the bar but never practiced. Instead, he devoted his time to writing and is best known for his novels The Woman in White, No Name, Armadale, and The Moonstone, which has been called the finest detective story ever written. A number of his works were collaborations with his close friend, Charles Dickens. The Woman in White so gripped the imagination of the world that Wilkie Collins had his own tombstone inscribed: “Author of The Woman in White.”

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 25.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English