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Subject: Woman in White
Date Posted: 10/13/2007 4:32 PM ET
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I have an unpostable copy of the Woman in White by Wilkie Collins free with any book on my shelf. ISBN # 055321263X.  It's not in terrible shape but it has some water damage that warped the spine, still perfectly readable.  Let me know if anyone's interested.

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Date Posted: 11/17/2007 2:18 PM ET
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I loved Woman in White.  What a terriffic novel!  His other classic, The Moonstone, is also riveting.  I read a short story collection called The Biter Bit, meaning a character who was pompous and annoying got his in the end.  Very funny in a sarcastic kind of way.

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Date Posted: 11/17/2007 6:12 PM ET
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yeah i'm reading woman in white now and loving it, but i'm sooo frustrated with some of the characters!  i just want to shake them!

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Date Posted: 11/27/2007 10:46 PM ET
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I know what you mean!  Have you finished it? What did you think overall?  I really enjoyed the way the novel was put together, from various viewpoints.

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Date Posted: 11/27/2007 10:55 PM ET
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i'm almost at the end (just started part 3, fosco's narrative) i really like it, i just wish i had more time to read.  i'm happier with the characters now that Hartwrights back in it.

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Date Posted: 11/28/2007 9:57 PM ET
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finished!

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Date Posted: 11/28/2007 10:34 PM ET
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Good job.  It's fun to read the classics written in an earlier day to get a taste of what life was like back then.

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Date Posted: 12/7/2007 9:11 PM ET
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Would WOMAN IN WHITE, be a good pick for a book club?

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Date Posted: 12/8/2007 10:56 PM ET
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Depends on if the book club readers like an old fashioned writing style and manner of speech.  It's narratives from various people's points of view, all telling their part of the story.  I loved it and it has survived from when it was written  (1899) till now.  Still, it's not everybody's cup of tea.

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