Book Review: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins


The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins is classic mystery novel which read online via DailyLit from 1/1/08 – 12/17/08.  This is the first time I’ve tried DailyLit which sends an installment of the novel to an email or rss feed each day in increments specified by the user.  The main effect for me is that I totally lost track of what the novel was about.   The general gist is that a woman named Laura Fairlie has been wronged by an evil aristocrat Sir Percival out of her inheritance.  Her possibly half-sister Anne Catherick is also wrongly imprisoned in an insanse assylum.

The novel is told through the letters and diaries of several characters, friends and family, who attempt to help Laura regain her fortune and solve the mystery of Sir Percival.  That’s about all I can tell you.  It wasn’t very engaging, especially over a twelve month period.

The Woman in White
by Wilkie Collins
ISBN:0809599244

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