The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

where have I been?  I’ve been reading!

Book club selection for April (21st) is The Woman in White by
Wilkie Collins.  Ooh–what a page turner–

We have two stepsisters: Marian Halcombe and
Laura Fairley.  And they are orphans who are being raised
by Laura’s uncle, Mr. Fairlie.

Yes, I know that . . .

this sounds a lot like the beginning plot of  Middlemarch by George
Eliot.  But I don’t write ’em–I just read ’em.

On his deathbed, Laura’s father wished that she would marry
Sir Percival Glyde.  Laura wants to follow her dear father’s wishes.
And yet . . .

Should I mention that Laura is due to come in to some serious
money when she comes of age in March?  Should I mention that
Sir Percival is pushing for an early wedding in December prior to
the March birthday?

Who is the “woman in white” who drifts through occasionally in
a filmy kind of a getup—a ghost?  a person from the past? someone
in the past of Laura’s life?

I’m halfway through.  You’re reading it, too, right?

Depiction of The Woman in White by Frederick Walker at the Tate Britain Museum ©booksandbuttons

Depiction of The Woman
in White by Frederick Walker at the Tate Britain Museum ©booksandbuttons

 

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2 Responses to The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

  1. Stefanie says:

    Oh, this is such a fun book! You have some great characters and a fun story ahead of you!

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