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The Woman in White is an epistolary novel written by Wilkie Collins in 1859, serialized in 1859–1860, and first published in book form in 1860. It is considered to be among the first mystery novels and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of 'sensation novels'.  The story is considered an early example of detective fiction with the hero, Walter Hartright, employing many of the sleuthing techniques of later private detectives. The use of multiple narratives draws on Collins's legal training and as he points out in his Preamble: 'the story here presented will be told by more than one pen, as the story of an offence against the laws is told in Court by more than one witness'.
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ISBN-10:  0199535639 (pbk.)
ISBN-13:  9780199535637 (pbk.)
Publisher:  Oxford University Press, USA
Date Published:  May 15, 2008
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review by . June 28, 2009
The Woman in White first appeared in Dickens' serial “All the Year Round” in 1859 and was published as a book the following year. It is good example of the sensational genre popular in the 1860's. Suspense is created by repeated reference to ominous things yet to occur, and an atmosphere of mystery and doom is created. Fate and chance play important roles in The Woman in White such as Walter Hartright's repeated encounters with Anne Catherick. The outcome of the book is perfectly happy. …
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