The Woman in White Author:Wilkie Collins "There, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth or dropped from heaven, stood the figure of a solitary woman dressed from head to foot in white garments." — Thus beings the action on a lonely moonlit road in north London of what is still the greatest mystery thriller in the English language. — A close friend and colleague of Charles Dicke... more »ns, Wilkie Collins aspired with him to be a story-teller and social reformer: but it is undoubtedly as a great master of melodrama that he achieved his greatest success. When "The Woman in White" first appeared in 1860 it caused enormous excitement, an it has never lost its power to entertain and enthrall.
The intricate plot, brilliantly orchestrated, filled with suspense and a cast of carefully located characters-among them Count Fosco, the Napoleonic villain whose corpulent figure and eccentric habits add superb actuality to his role-all combine in a story of confused identities whose unsuspected surprises and dramatic compulsiveness make it impossible to put down.« less