The Woman in White



The Woman in White Femeia In Alb Prezinta Modul In Care Se Construieste Si Se Distruge O Identitate Prin Dublari Si Constraste.Astfel, Bogatei Si Anostei Mostenitoare Laura, Casatorita Cu Infamul Sir Percival, Ii Ia Locul Dublura Sa Misterioasa, Femeia In Alb, Anna Catherick Laura Este Drogata Si Internata Intr Un Azil De Nebuni, Iar Anne, Ulterior, Moare De Inima, Fiind Ingropata In Locul Laurei.Acest Complot, Conceput De Contele Frosco Si Sir Percival, Este Povestit In Roman De Mariana, Sora Vitrega A Laurei.Din Momentul Senzational In Care Walter Hartright O Vede Pe Iubita Sa Laura, Stand Langa Propriul Mormant, Romanul Se Concentreaza Asupra Reconstituirii Povestii Ei, Iar Obsesia Lui Walter Pentru Dezvaluirea Identitatii Laurei Duce La Demascarea Complotului.

10 thoughts on “The Woman in White

  1. says:

    The only real flaw in this densely plotted page turner of a novel is that in the end it slightly disappoints because it promises than it delivers It makes the reader fall in love with its plain but resourceful heroine Marian Halcombe, and teases us with the delightful prospect that she will become the principal agent bringing the villains to justice When, in the middle of the novel, Marian tells her half sister Laura that our endurance must end, and our resistance begin, it seems like a groundbreaking feminist principle, and a little later Collins gives us the perfect metaphor for liberation when Marian divests herself of much of her cumbersome Victorian clothing so that she may safely climb out on a roof to eavesdrop on her enemies But alas she is soaked by the rain, becomes ill, and after having been removed to the ancient Gothic wing of the estate to recuperate she returns to the plain woman s typi...

  2. says:

    Beware of spoilers What I learned from this book in no particular order 1 Italians are excitable, dedicated to the opera, and most likely to be involved with organized crime.2 Beware of fat, jolly Italian counts with submissive wives and fondness of white mice and canaries.3 Watch out if your newly wed husband lives in a stately pile with an abandoned wing full of creepy Elizabethan furniture If the said ancestral house is surrounded by dark ponds and eerie woods, expect the worst.4 A Baronet is not always noble, and his impressive manor and estate might be mortgaged to the hilt Instead of being the lady of the house, you might be forced to pay HIS debts Make sure that the marriage settlement is settled in your favor before marrying.5 Never marry for convenience or enter into any legal agreement when you are a under age b sentimental and easily persuadable c prone to swooning and fainting.6 Intelligent, resourceful women are likely to be mannish, and even actually HAVE a mustache, but are strong and have good figures They can also be reli...

  3. says:

    This is the story of what a Woman s patience can endure, and what a Man s resolution can achieve Walter Hartright, his name is a tip off regarding his character, is walking down the street, his mind absorbed with his own problems, when suddenly In one moment, every drop of blood in my body was brought to a stop by the touch of a hand laid lightly and suddenly on my shoulder from behind me I turned on the instant, with my fingers tightening round the handle of my stick There, in the middle of the broad, bright high road there, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth or dropped from the heaven stood the figure of a solitary woman, dressed from head to foot in white garments, her face bent in grave inquiry on mine, her hand pointing to the dark cloud over London, as I faced her I was far too seriously startled by the suddenness with which this extraordinary apparition stood before me, in the dead of night and in that lonely place, to ask what she wanted The strange woman spoke first Is that the road to London A damsel in distress is irresistible to most men, but impossibl...

  4. says:

    DON T READ THIS BOOK, unless you ve got the patience, stamina, and requisite taste for a quintessential mid Victorian novel If you don t, you ll think The Woman in White is terribly overwrought and 500 pages too long If you like Victorian writing, you ll think this is a well drawn, balanced novel with characters to root for, characters to despise, a twisting plot that rolls up seamlessly, and narrated ingeniously from multiple points of view If you re unsure whether you like or dislike Victorian writing, this book is an outstanding introductory choice, and it s one that I recommend unreservedly, to you and to my friends Some facts in its favor it was considered the first English sensation novel of the psychological mystery genre, has been continuously in print for 150 years, has a 4 star rating from over 5700 Goodread reviews, and was written by a guy named Wilkie.The most prominent, intrinsic hurdle of The Woman in White is the writing If you haven t had exposure to authors such as Charles Dickens, Henry James, Victor Hugo, the Bronte sisters, Oliver Wendell Holmes, then you haven t been tested by fire with the length and circuitousness of Victorian writing It could take a page or paragraph to describe how a character moved It s at once beautiful, savory, complete, and exact However, readers may complain that it s simply unnecessary verbiage I ll give you an example I waited where I was, to ascertain whet...

  5. says:

    Why are we to stop her, sir What has she done Done She has escaped from my Asylum Don t forget a woman in white Drive on I loved, loved, loved the first bits of the book Oh yeah, there will be SPOILERS so stop right there I loved Walter I thought he was going to be in the whole book and that s where I started to get a might irritated Anyhoo, so Walter gets a job instructing Miss Laura Fairlie and Miss Halcombe I might mention that his employer, Mr Fairlie, was a complete twat Oh well duh, on the road to his destination, Walter meets the woman in white She s scared out of her wits but Walter does his best to calm her and they walk together We don t see much of the woman in white in the book She puts in an appearance here and there So Walter gets to his place of employment where he is to live and teach the girls and other odd bits And of course, he falls in love with the delicate Miss Fairlie BUT She is to be married to this twat named Sir Percival Glyde Miss Halcombe tries to get her to end the engagement when they get an ominous letter from the woman in white warning about him And then their solicitor is unhappy with the arrangement when said hubby to be refuses for Miss Fairlie s Laura money to be willed to Marian Miss Halcombe and friends And her twat father doesn t care I swear I wanted to smack the hell out of p...

  6. says:

    I am thinking, he remarked quietly, whether I shall add to the disorder in this room by scattering your brains about the fireplace Written in 1859 60 by William Wilkie Collins and originally published in serial form in Charles Dickens magazine Wilkie and Charles were good friends , The Woman in White is considered one of the earliest examples of detective fiction, though it s really just the better part of the second half of this book that has any real detecting going on Before that you have to wade through star crossed love and the heroine acting all self sacrificing very bad idea, at least in this case There s quite a bit of Victorian melodrama and some eyebrow raising coincidences, but also some unforgettable characters and some intense suspense in the second half Walter Hartright note the symbolic name is a young art teacher One night he helps a distressed lady dressed in white, who was wandering down the street, find a cab.After she s gone, a couple of men chasing her tell Walter that she s escaped from an asylum Oops But the lady in white will soon affect his life than he can knowWalter takes a job for a few months teaching art to a couple of gently bred young ladies, Laura Fairlie and Marian Halcombe Laura is lovely, quiet and timid and also, BTW, ...

  7. says:

    this is a weighty relic of a book it s pretty enjoyable, just don t expect any surprises, unless you have missed the last 20 years of police procedurals on the television set i m sure in its day it was chock full of surprises, but i have to shudder at the contrivance of characters talking aloud to themselves while unknown to them, people hide in cupboards or whatnot, overhearing exactly the information they are most desirous of it does make me yearn for these times when it seems pulling a con was child s play no paper trails, no integrity of the postal service so much trust. so much weakness in this society, i would be some kind of pirate queen, stealing identities at wi...

  8. says:

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend A mysterious tale spun by a writer with a penchant for drama and a lawyer s practicality The Woman in White will tickle readers who enjoy books where the truth lies hidden beneath the biases of...

  9. says:

    Walter Hartright a struggling drawing teacher, is walking at midnight back to Victorian London after visiting his widowed mother and sister, at their cottage, in the suburbs to say goodbye, a quiet trip nobody around, the road empty everything s still, not even the leaves on the trees flicker in the blackness, nothing, only his moving steps are heard, thinking about a lucrative job in a faraway county of England, that he reluctantly took, he has a bad feeling about because his friend Professor Pesca, a dwarf from Italy arranged it Shock, something touches him out of the darkness a ghostly, sick looking woman, dressed all in white appears from the shadows, impossible, this creature cannot be real it speaks A story unfolds, a young woman with a secret put in an insane asylum, without being insane , a conspiracy to steal not only wealth but identity Anne Catherick The Woman in White , strangely resembles Laura Fairlie, one of two young ladies, Mr.Hartright has been hired by her rich, unsocial, invalid uncle Fredrick Fairlie, to teach watercolor painting, never mind that she and her half sister Marian Halcombe, have no talent, they need something to pass the time Laura is very pretty, her sister is very intelligent but plain, but both are devoted to each other, a lonely life at Limmeridge House, in Cumberland by the sea Their uncle rarely sees them, quite fearful of his health, a sick hypochondriac, kind of funny not a man of feelings A sudden lo...

  10. says:

    The Woman in White promises so much and delivers very little.The first hundred pages of the book are gripping and intense Wilkie Collins begins with an atmospheric mystery that is exciting and almost haunting I really wanted to know all the secrets the story had to offer So even when the book began to grow a little dull around the middle I carried on reading because I hoped that the dryness would be worth it, my patience was bound to be rewarded I was so terribly mistaken The big reveal at the end is so ridiculously anti climactic that I actually laughed That s what I had been waiting for all this time For a book like this, one that is driven by the plot rather than the characters, it is such a major downfall The real problem this story had is its pacing There is simply too much middle where the story just doesn t go anywhere and the characters fret over the same facts but get no closer to understanding what any of it means I grew bored of the endless speculation and marriage politics I wanted something to happen beyond the seemingly endless conversation that held no substance.And the entire situation was agony It was just so frustrating It simply did not need to happen whatsoever and was predictable to a fault When you get into bed with a nasty person it s hardly surprising that your life turns to shit yet, for the characters it came as a drastic shock Wake...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *