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Wilkie Collins' classic story, The Woman in White , is one of the great mystery thrillers of the nineteenth century and beyond. It is a wonderful combination of rich characterisation and cunning melodrama which ensnares the reader from its opening pages. The novel features one of the strongest heroines of the Victorian Age, Marian Halcombe, who was a revelation for the readers of the time. Although not conventionally attractive, she is a tough, determined and feisty soul, well equipped to travel down the dark and dangerous pathway fate has decreed for her. Also featured is one of the great…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Wilkie Collins' classic story, The Woman in White , is one of the great mystery thrillers of the nineteenth century and beyond. It is a wonderful combination of rich characterisation and cunning melodrama which ensnares the reader from its opening pages. The novel features one of the strongest heroines of the Victorian Age, Marian Halcombe, who was a revelation for the readers of the time. Although not conventionally attractive, she is a tough, determined and feisty soul, well equipped to travel down the dark and dangerous pathway fate has decreed for her. Also featured is one of the great villains of all literature, the sly, smooth and corpulent Count Fosco, whose eccentric habits both chill and amuse. Since its publication, The Woman in White has never been out of print and has been the subject of numerous theatrical, film and television adaptations, including most recently a musical version by Andrew Lloyd Webber. With an Afterword by David Stuart Davies.
  • Produktdetails
  • Macmillan Collector's Library
  • Verlag: CRW Publishing / Macmillan Publishers International
  • Main Market Ed
  • Seitenzahl: 656
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. September 2006
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 173mm x 103mm x 33mm
  • Gewicht: 330g
  • ISBN-13: 9781904919964
  • ISBN-10: 1904919960
  • Artikelnr.: 21471611
Autorenporträt
Wilkie Collins, geb. 1824 in London als ältester Sohn des Landschaftsmalers William Collins und 1889 gestorben, hatte zunächst die juristische Laufbahn eingeschlagen, bis er beschloss, das Aufdecken von Kriminalfällen und Geheimnissen ausschließlich literarisch in Szene zu setzen. Er schrieb neben seinen Kurzgeschichten und Theaterstücken über 30 Romane. Seine heute berühmtesten Werke 'Der Monddiamant', in dem der erste Detektiv in der englischen Literatur auftritt, und 'Die Frau in Weiß', ein poetischer, mystisch-mysteriöser Thriller, fanden bereits beim zeitgenössischen Publikum größten Beifall.