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The Woman in White
The Woman in White | William Wilkie Collins
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hungrybird
The Woman in White | William Wilkie Collins

“We don't want genius in this country, unless it is accompanied by respectability - and then we are very glad to have it, very glad indeed.“ - the father of the two girls that Pesca taught Italian to (probably a real minor character)

I don't think this character will make an appearance again, but found this quote to be interesting just the same.

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hungrybird
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“You see I don't think much of my own sex, Mr. Hartright - which will you have,
tea or coffee? - no woman does think much of her own sex, although few of them
confess it as freely as I do.“ - Miss Marian Halcombe

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Tex2Flo
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I struggled at first with the old fashioned language. The characters are unique and introduced slowly enough that I can keep them separated. Really starting to enjoy it. Opening up like a butterfly.

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Tex2Flo
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No sooner do I finish one chunkster than I start another. Isn‘t that what a holiday is for?

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emmaturi
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Day 20 - #classicyouhavenotread - this is one I bought ages ago, still not read #gratefulreads
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

BarbaraBB Oh you should! 3w
ljuliel It‘s very good ! 3w
Tamra It is so really engaging!! (edited) 3w
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veritysalter I finished it last month, it is a long one, but such a good story. 3w
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚 3w
emmaturi Ok, lots of positive remarks! So I will just have to try to read it soonish! @veritysalter @Tamra @ljuliel @BarbaraBB 3w
BarbaraBB 🙏😊 3w
Tamra Yay! I recently listened to an audio version - it had been years since I read it and I enjoyed it just as much. 3w
jillrhudy I've read it about eight times. It's so fabulous especially if you love Victorian. 3w
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emilyhaldi
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Walter Hartright encounters a #beautifulstranger all in white and his life is forever changed from there ad he unravels the mystery of her past. Gothic horror at its finest 🖤
#movember

batsy Nice one! 1mo
Cinfhen This would work for #Booked2020 #GothicHorror 👻 1mo
Kalalalatja I was so impressed by this! 1mo
Tamra So good! 1mo
Reviewsbylola I need to reread this one. 4w
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Chynnaaa
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Mystery and Gothic Fiction
Sensation Novel

Pages: 512

Date started: October 16, 2019
Date finished: October 30, 2019

I thought the cover was quite beautiful. After reading the synopsis, this mystery set in the Victorian era got me hooked. I really liked the alternating narratives from different characters.

Chynnaaa Walter Hartright, a respected artist, is hired at the Limmeridge House to guide two young women in the art of drawing, Marian Halcombe and Laura Fairlie. He meets a peculiar woman who remarkably resembles Ms. Fairlie (one of the two women he‘s teaching). Hartright helps the stranger catch a ride to London. Later, he learns that the woman is an asylum escapee, and that he can be charged as an accomplice in her escape. (edited) 1mo
Chynnaaa Walter Hartright and Laura Fairlie fall in love during their time together at the Limmeridge House. However, Ms. Fairlie had promised to marry Sir Percival Glyde when her father was on his deathbed. Ms. Halcombe arranges to send Mr. Hartright away from Limmeridge House to prevent any more despair between him and Ms. Fairlie. 1mo
Chynnaaa Anne Catherick (the mystery woman Mr. Hartright met) had lived at the Limmeridge House when she was a child. She was extremely fond of Mrs. Fairlie (Laura Fairlie‘s mother). After Mrs. Fairlie passes away, Anne Catherick promises to watch over Laura. Anne learns about the engagement between Laura and Percival Glyde, and tries to intervene before the marriage takes place. Laura is brokenhearted from parting with Walter. She marries Percival Glyde. 1mo
Chynnaaa Percival is after the money that Ms. Fairlie is meant to inherit, planning to use her wealth to pay off his growing debts. Marian is the only person who can help Laura Fairlie in her dangerous marriage. Percival‘s good friend, Count Fosco, plans to kill Laura in order to maximize the profit earned. Marian has to save her sister from the life she promised herself to. Walter Hartright did not forget Laura Fairlie and neither has Anne Catherick. (edited) 1mo
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A gripping Victorian Gothic - an evil husband, a wronged woman, a noble suitor. Asylums, locked rooms and a race across London. I enjoyed this mammoth book immensely, although, as a modern reader, I much preferred the forthright and practical character of Marian to the simpering and childlike Laura.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🖤🧡 1mo
jillrhudy I think everyone, including the author, likes Marian better! 1mo
veritysalter @jillrhudy I was worried I wasn‘t being romantic enough. I know Laura fulfilled the Victorian notion of an ideal woman/wife, but she was so dull. #FeistyWomenForTheWin 1mo
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Tamra
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“It is the grand misfortune of my life, that nobody will let me alone. Why, I ask everybody why, why worry me? Nobody answers that question and nobody lets me alone.” - Frederick Fairlie, Esq.

One of the best sets of opening chapter lines ever!

I feel so much more terribly about the fate of Anne on reread. Collins didn‘t write enough empathy into the other characters for her sad existence and fate.

Tamra I have to wonder what a modern editor would do with this beast. Don‘t get me wrong, I loved the writing and wouldn‘t change it, but it took me a comparative eternity to listen to it. 1mo
rwmg Since it was originally published as a magazine serial and then as a 3-volume novel, would considering it a trilogy rather than one novel make the time needed not so long? 1mo
veritysalter I‘ve been reading this for what feels like forever! I‘m enjoying it, but it‘s so long, the book is uncomfortable to hold. Down to the last 100 pages and hopefully finishing today. 1mo
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Tamra @rwmg that explains it! 1mo
Tamra @veritysalter enjoy! Book bulk is the great benefit of Kindle. 😄 1mo
jillrhudy I LOVE THIS AUDIOBOOK SO DEARLY. It is the main temptation to get Audible so that I can buy it. Roger Rees is the perfect Hartright. 1mo
Tamra @jillrhudy I agree, the narration is very engaging. Who read the Count, captured the character so well?! 1mo
jillrhudy @Tamra If I were guessing, I'd say John Lee. I can't find any details online of which member of the “full cast“ read which character. 1mo
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MrBook
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Two #NYC bookclubs today 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! First one was the #2030SomethingLongReadsBookClub, and we read the tagged book. Everyone liked this thick Victorian novel, arguably the world‘s first mystery novel. 😊

Have you read it?!

rwmg It's on my TBR shelf to re-read 1mo
JazzFeathers I haven't read it yet. But l read The Moonstone maaaaany ago and although l remember very little of the story, l know l really liked it. Maybe it's time to give Collins another chance 😉 1mo
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Accompaniment this chilly, dark evening: broccoli florets, carrots, cauliflower, chicken, and mushrooms, in extra virgin olive oil; grape tomatoes; mozzarella balls; walnuts; shredded cheddar cheeses, parmesan & romano cheeses; and garlic parmesan dressing. With sparkling mineral water. MMMmmm 😋! This has been another presentation of: #MrBookKitchen. Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

🎶 : “The Victorian Governess” Spotify playlist

TheSpineView Looks yummy! Yet I have to ask... tater tots?? 2mo
MrBook @TheSpineView 😆👏🏻🙌🏻 Enjoying the eternal Arctic weather that is in my freezer. 🥶 2mo
Bklover Looks so yummy! Except for the sparkling water. I just can‘t develop a taste for sparkling water. Always reminds me of Alka-Selzer!🥴 2mo
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“This is the story of what a Woman‘s patience can endure, and what a Man‘s resolution can achieve.” My husband‘s in Italy, my children are in their rooms, me, wine, fire, a Victorian Gothic novel and my dogs - bliss

Jee_HookedOnBookz Ahh.... Bliss! ❤️ ❤️ 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Enjoy! ❤️ 2mo
JamieArc If you haven‘t read it, check out the tagged book when you‘re finished. It‘s a good contemporary gothic mystery that references Wilkie Collins a bit. The perfect follow-up to The Woman in White. 2mo
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veritysalter @JamieArc Thank you for the tip, adding it to my TBR now. 2mo
LeahBergen The heat has driven them from their bed. 😆😆 2mo
veritysalter @LeahBergen They spend all evening moving nearer and away from the heat, I tried moving the bed, but they drag it back. 2mo
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Kalalalatja
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Finished this purple chunkster in the car (on audio) this morning, and what a ride it has been! Thanks for sending it to me @BarbaraBB 🙌 I loved experiencing the story unfold, and being sucked into the drama and intrigue. I wish Marianne had narrated more of the story, because I loved her voice, and some of the male characters got a bit too sexist (I know it is a product of its time, but it is annoying to read, still).

#PublicDomain #Booked2019

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 💜 2mo
ephemeralwaltz Love the photo! 2mo
jillrhudy One of my very very favorites 2mo
ferskner I think that's something Collins is commenting on - men telling women's stories for them. At least that's how I read it, since he was pretty ahead of his time as a feminist. It adds an amazing layer to an already incredible book! 2mo
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MrBook
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#BookNDinner! Couldn‘t wait for the broccoli 😂👏🏻. Accompaniment this cool and comfortable evening: NY strip steak with mushrooms, baked potato, rolls, and Guinness. MMMmmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

TheSpineView Looks yummy! Diner? 2mo
CoffeeAndABook Bon appetite!! Looks scrumptious 😋 2mo
Rachel.Rencher That looks like Texas Roadhouse... suddenly I'm craving fried pickles 😋🍽 2mo
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MrBook
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#BookNDessert! What does a #TATERTOT(!!!)-loving, ice cream-indulging fellow like myself do? Tater tots to accompany dinner, and ice cream for dessert. Specifically, an Arctic swirl of twist soft-serve packed with Reese‘s peanut butter cups chunks. MMMmmm 😋! Happy reads & happy eats! 😎👌🏻

BookNAround Yum!!! 2mo
Bookwormjillk That looks amazing 2mo
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Kalalalatja
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My #audiorun was full of autumnal splendor today 😍

Stacypatrice Loooove this!!!! 2mo
JennyM Beautiful 😊 2mo
kspenmoll So pretty! 2mo
Avanders Beautiful! ♥️ 2mo
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Kalalalatja
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After a 5km #audiowalk I prepared breakfast for the next week - home made granola for my bf, and baked oatmeal porridge with blueberries and hazelnuts 👌

I‘m really enjoying the book so far, and it has been a perfect companion for my afternoon activities today 🙌

#currentlyreading

DrawingSustenance Wow... I had stale pizza for breakfast....😧 2mo
ephemeralwaltz Yummy!! Everything looks amazing. 2mo
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Kalalalatja
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My October goal is to tackle this seasonally appropriate beast, gifted to me by @BarbaraBB 💜

#Currentlyreading

Sace I love that cover! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I love this book, and what a pretty cover you have! 💜 2mo
BarbaraBB I hope you will enjoy it! 🖤 2mo
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batsy It's a good one! 2mo
Liatrek This has been on my TBR forever. I love this cover 😊 2mo
Tamra I loved this story! 2mo
Jess What a beautiful copy. I just started this on audio. It is 25 hours but great so far. 2mo
ferskner I love this book so much! I hope you do too. 2mo
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hes7
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“On a lonely moonlit road, a young drawing teacher meets a mysterious woman, dressed all in white, only to be struck by her eerie resemblance to his pupil, the beautiful heiress Laura Fairlie. Who is this #ghost-ly woman in white? And what secret does she hold over Sir Percival Glyde, Laura‘s sinister fiancé?” #screamathonphotochallenge

4thhouseontheleft 👻👻 2mo
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tdrosebud
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batsy I love this book. That's a lovely edition. 2mo
4thhouseontheleft 👻👻 2mo
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awishman
Woman in White | Wilkie COLLINS
Pickpick

One of the first mystery novels, and while it is so slow by today's standards I still really enjoyed it.

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Jazinator
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Book #62: Of all of the books that I have read across these 100 greatest books lists, the genera that is by far one of the least represented is the mystery. Luckily we get an excellent taste of mystery in The Woman in White. The story focuses on a mysterious woman who recently escaped from an asylum. Through the story she crosses paths with the...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2007/08/the-306-greatest-books-62-woman-in-white.htm...

#100greatestbooks

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It‘s a foggy day at sea here on the Queen Elizabeth as we make our way to Southampton.

@BookishMarginalia overheard this conversation about tagged book while having breakfast in the Lido deck.

Craftylikefox 😂 that‘s so great 5mo
CaroPi I don't know the lady or housband but I can tell the housband has an excellent sense of humor 5mo
BarbaraBB And I agree with the wife about the book 😉 5mo
Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣📖😋 5mo
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EmilieGR
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Pickpick

My favorite Wilkie Collins- so creepy

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IamIamIam
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I ran out of audio books on hold because, like a total moron, I went backwards in the alphabet on Grafton instead of forward 😖 so I tried out one of the #1001Books I had on my list... say a prayer for me. #25hours #alreadyterrified

rretzler It‘s a good book, but it is rather lengthy and bogs down a little in the middle. I thought it was worth it though. Good reading! 8mo
IamIamIam @rretzler Thanks for the encouragement! Pre-20th century is really pushing me out of my comfort zone! Lol 8mo
rretzler I know what you mean. I‘ve read quite a few and some are definitely easier to read than others. I‘m listening to Dickens‘ David Copperfield right now and I feel the same way! 😝 8mo
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IamIamIam @rretzler I own Great Expectations but I haven't even thought about braving it! How's David Copperfield going? So far, TWIW is going smoother than I expected! I found a site that offers study guides so I'm going to refer back to that after a few chapters. 😂 8mo
rretzler After Nicholas Nickleby last year and Copperfield, I‘m coming to the conclusion that Dickens may not be for me. It‘s okay, but I tend to like stories that have some purpose, like a mystery or quest, something that gives me an idea about where the story is going. It‘s more difficult for me to read fiction that just sort of meanders through someone‘s life, which Copperfield does. Probably why I read more genre fiction, than literary! 😂 8mo
IamIamIam @rretzler I absolutely know what you mean!!! So many of my friends are in love with Pride and Prejudice and I am so anti-Austen! 😂 I don't get all the implications of disobeying the rules of polite society! Lol... Regency writing is so difficult for me!! 8mo
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Lesley1
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This was a fun read... er, I mean listen! I always want to read more books labeled as a “classic” but it never really appeals to me to sit down with one. I‘d much rather be reading a fast-paced fantasy or thriller instead. So hurray for audiobooks! This mystery was slow to unravel but it had me hanging on chapter by chapter. My morning walk to work has been much more exciting these past few weeks! 4/5 stars from me!

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emilyhaldi
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I had so much fun completing the first quarter of #booked2019! 🎉🎉🎉 in part because I chose some wonderful books 💁🏻‍♀️ the tagged one and Ladder to the Sky being faves.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! 👊🏻📚♥️ 8mo
cathysaid ❤️ Mrs Dalloway 8mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! 8mo
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Samplergal We shared two books! A ladder and adnan. Both great! 8mo
Reviewsbylola Great choices, except Dalloway. Woolf is not for me. 8mo
emilyhaldi Agreed!! @Samplergal I loved both of them... Ladder was an EASY ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me ☺️ 8mo
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JamieArc
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After 4-5 months, I have finally finished this!!! It‘s strange to me that it was both a good read AND a slog to get through at times (I think mostly because of Collins‘ need for every detail to be given). The other book I‘m reading right now, The Stranger Diaries, is referencing this book and Wilkie Collins a lot, so that‘s fun.

vivastory I haven't read this yet but I loved 8mo
tpixie That‘s so fun when that happens!! 8mo
Tamra I have loved this and Moonstone! 8mo
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emilyhaldi
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This book qualifies for #femaledetective by a very slim margin, and I‘m counting it! Collins is such a masterful storyteller that I didn‘t want to put this densely written mystery down. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#booked2019

Cinfhen Whatever works ~ grab it and claim it! 9mo
BarbaraBB Happy you loved it too. One of my all time favorites! 9mo
Reviewsbylola Gorgeous pic! 9mo
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Lesley1
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. White Night by Jim Butcher and The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.

2. We just watched Four Weddings and a Funeral last night. I had mentioned a few days ago that I had never seen it so my husband said ok we‘re watching it. I thought it was ok. I liked the humour but didn‘t care for the love story.

3. Probably tea.

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Linsy
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The Thirteenth Tale inspired me to finally crack this!

#currentlyreading

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emilyhaldi
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Reading during the work week is so difficult for me. By the time I get in bed I have no motivation to pick up my book 😩Anyone else?!

Leftcoastzen It happens.😞 9mo
wanderinglynn It happens. Stupid work gets in the way of all the fun. 9mo
Megnogged So often.🤦🏻‍♀️ I purposefully take late lunches so I‘ll be one of the only people in our break room for some quality book time. ❤️ 9mo
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cariashley Same here!! It‘s soooo frustrating 😞 9mo
kspenmoll Yes! Last night I was so tired I could not pick up a book. We had a snow day this past Monday; felt luxurious to read as much as I did that day. Finished my book club book. 9mo
Morr_Books So tired all the time! 9mo
Kalalalatja Same for me! Worst part of being an adult 😒 9mo
irre I want to read at night but I‘m so tired I fall asleep right away. 9mo
Coleen Yes! Oh yes! 9mo
Tanisha_A Yes, there are days like that! 9mo
Reviewsbylola For some reason I feel wide awake when I start reading in bed. 😆 9mo
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emilyhaldi
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My trip to England has me jet-lagged and drinking tea 🤪

Really hoping to make some progress on this book today!

JaclynW England! How fun! 9mo
Reviewsbylola This was a good one! I hope you followed all of Sophie‘s tips with that tea. 9mo
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KatieDid927
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My fave star-crossed lovers are probably Walter Hartright and Laura Fairlie from The Woman in White. Laura isn‘t the most dynamic character ever but the story is super compelling and damn they sure are star-crossed. #lovehate @ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

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Tove_Reads I‘ve started it twice... 11mo
Lcsmcat @Tove_Reads Third time‘s a charm? 11mo
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Marina_h
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This was great 👍 Classics are often a hit or miss for me, but this was definitely a hit. The characters, the setting, the atmosphere... I loved it all. I did think the ending dragged a bit but that's quickly forgotten! #recommend #aroundtheyearin52books

#aty2019 - a book not written in traditional novel format
#Booked2019 - new to you author
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Congrats 🎉🍾 two challenges, 1 book🙌🏻❣️ 11mo
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Marina_h
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This weekend has been freezing cold so I've been snuggled up with this #chunkster under my homemade blanket! I might have to find an audiobook again so I can #readandcrochet at the same time

#aroundtheyearin52books

BarbaraBB Such a great read 💜💜 11mo
BarbaraBB Do you read this for the ATY challenge? Which prompt? 11mo
Marina_h @BarbaraBB I think I'll use it for a book with a stong sense of place. I think it fits really well for that prompt but there are a few other possibilities like untraditional written and 1001 books to read! 11mo
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BarbaraBB Yes you‘re right. It also fits Something Old, Published before 1950... anyhow, I hope you‘ll enjoy it, I really loved this one! 11mo
Marina_h @BarbaraBB I have a hard time putting it down 😊 I'm not always a fan of the classics but this one is great! 11mo
BarbaraBB I know what you mean. I went in with zero expectations and then it turned out to be such a great book! 11mo
Kalalalatja I have this on my shelf, but can‘t get myself to pick it up. Good to know it‘s a good read! 11mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!! 11mo
Lcsmcat I love this book, and the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical adaptation! 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm This is a good one, I really, liked it! Great read. 11mo
Marina_h @Kalalalatja absolutely, it's worth reading. I've had it on my TBR for years but I'm glad I finally started reading it 📚 11mo
Marina_h @Lcsmcat I would love to see the musical at some point. Maybe if I one day go to London 😍 11mo
MayJasper Your blanket is gorgeous 11mo
Marina_h @MayJasper thank you ? I'm really pleased with the result myself and it's just something special when you can say "I made this" 11mo
MayJasper I am pleased for you. I am not very good at finishing projects. 11mo
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PickwickPlockPlock
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A real chunkster with over 600 pages, it could have easily lost a couple hundred pages. It wavered between a pick and a so-so. The most interesting parts were those narrated by Marian, my favourite character. She's not allowed to be the protagonist, though, or the love interest, because although she's smart and brave and has an alluring figure, she's ugly! Oh no! 🙄
My next classic will be written by a woman again, I think.
#MountTBR2019 no. 2

Leniverse Yes, I wish Marion got to be the narrator of the second part too. She‘s amazing. Wilkie was great at creating strong female characters (heroines and villains), and male villains. His male heroes are all insufferable milksops though. Marion can‘t be the love interest here because he is playing with gothic tropes, so the weak and swooning maiden has to play that part. (And because the hero doesn‘t deserve Marion.) 11mo
PickwickPlockPlock @Leniverse The hero is so... bland. (you're right, he doesn't deserve her. If someone better came along for Marian, I wouldn't have minded, but so it's the villain who adores her the most, and she's glad to be the third wheel). 11mo
Leniverse The villain is awesome though! And the interplay between him and Marion. I want a graphic novel spinoff where Marion has overcome her internalised misogyny and is crushing the patriarchy during the day, and doing vigilante justice at night; with the Count as her always resurfacing arch nemesis, of course. 😁 11mo
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PickwickPlockPlock @Leniverse That sounds awesome 😁 11mo
Moony Wow the sheep is sooo cool! 11mo
PickwickPlockPlock @Moony Thank you, it's a work in progress for my colleague's newborn daughter 🐏 11mo
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AbbaZabba02
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Book 4 of the year, finished January 13th. Audio

This is the second time I've read this one and I really enjoyed it again. If I have one complaint, Mr Collins is a bit on the verbose side, but it's not the end of the world.

Overall it was a great Who Done It and How and I will look for more Wilkie Collins on Librivox.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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#musicalnewyear
Without giving away much of the plot, there is a question of #wholiveswhodies in this book.
It‘s a great mystery and suspense read with gothic element. 👍

Cinfhen I wonder if this book is part of #publicDomain ??? 11mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen It is and it is soooo good. Better than most contemporary thrillers! 11mo
batsy @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen So, so good! 👌🏽 11mo
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Cinfhen Oh good!!!! @batsy @BarbaraBB but I don‘t do so well with those gothic classics 😜 11mo
Lcsmcat @Cinfhen Try listening to the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical while / before you read. He‘s pretty faithful to the book and it might help you appreciate the original. 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Cinfhen this reads more like a mystery/suspense, I couldn‘t put it down! And it‘s available free on Gutenberg Project. 11mo
Cinfhen Really???? There‘s a musical???? How awesome @Lcsmcat is it called Woman in White???? 11mo
Cinfhen Im hoping it‘ll be on @SerialReader, Jess!!! 11mo
Lcsmcat @Cinfhen Yes, it‘s The Woman in White. You can listen to one of the songs here https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=00UE4CkTtq4&list=PLB918E2421371FE76&index=20 11mo
vivastory Moonstone was a favorite read last year, will definitely be reading this in 2019! 11mo
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emilyhaldi
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My #2019readinggoals are to complete #booked2019 and #popsugar2019, use the library more frequently, and to read more books from my already massive #tbr stacks 😅
#anewchapter

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You can do it!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 Awesome pic ❤️ 11mo
BarbaraBB The book you‘re now reading is fantastic 💜 11mo
Reviewsbylola Those are about on par with my resolutions! 11mo
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ferskner The Woman in White is AMAZING. I want to read it for the first time again! 11mo
mabell Great resolutions, and great photo! 11mo
vkois88 👍👍👍 11mo
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moonsinjune
Woman in White | Wilkie COLLINS
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Hufflepuff scarf for JC!

So I was about to stop listening to this book cause of the weird casual sexism I didn't really have time for, but I looked it up on Litsy and everyone was like "plots great, loved it" so I kept with it for a few more chapters and it's getting gooood.

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moonsinjune
Woman in White | Wilkie COLLINS
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Starting Woman in White. One day I'll actually read a book with like, pages. One day when all my knitting is done, and listening to books while knitting isn't just the best.

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andrew61
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Pickpick

#litsyclassics
Book 24 on my challenge W, was a cracker. Wilkie Collins crafts a gothic thriller which had me hooked with count fosco being a sinister villain to match with the best. I can easily forgive the coincidence that the plot relies on when the story is so compelling.
Nearly finished a small book for number 25 and final bk is novella after some chunksters this yr so should cross the finish line before midnight Tuesday.

Tamra I loved this! 11mo
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andrew61
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#nofemmeber #sympathy #litsyclassics
Im only 60 pages into my 23rd in the challenge and already am sympathising with Anne Catherick the woman in white who having escaped an asylum scares walter on a moonlit Road - later with goggle eyes mooning over Laura he notices her resemblance to anne ' de de der '
Was a bit shocked by 'The lady is ugly' when he 1st meets miss Halcombe.
If i finish this chunkster i shd finish the challenge 😀

Bklover I‘ll be interested to see your review. I‘ve had this one for ages and haven‘t yet been able to make myself read it. 12mo
Tamra I loved this! 12mo
andrew61 @Bklover i was a bit daunted when i saw the size but so far it seems very readable. 12mo
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Blueberry
The Woman in White | William Wilkie Collins
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Just finished the final episode on my DVR. I enjoyed this third remaking of The Woman in White by BBC. I have not seen the other two but this one was pretty true to the novel. Any deviations helped explain the story not change it.
Favorite character in book and movie: Marian

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Kalalalatja
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Birthday mail pt. 2/3

Thank you dear @BarbaraBB - both for the books, and for the very sweet and caring card. ❤️ these editions are lovely, and both have been on my tbr for such a long time! Thanks, and thanks again Barbara!

Cathythoughts You are having a great birthday. Happy Birthday 🎂🎉🎈🎊 13mo
batsy Lovely books 😍 13mo
BarbaraBB Happy birthday dear Katja, I bought you those books because they were on your TBR and I am almost sure you‘ll love them: Erpenbeck for the relevance of its subject to current Europe, Collins because of its cover and because it us really good! 😘 13mo
Vedrana one more📚 13mo
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB that both sounds amazing, so I‘m pretty sure I‘ll love them! Thanks again lovely 😘 @batsy @Cathythoughts @Vedrana I really was one excited birthday girl yesterday 😄 13mo
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Lcsmcat
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CrowCAH Are you watching the mini tv series on PBS? 13mo
Lcsmcat @CrowCAH No, I didn‘t know there was one. I‘ll have to check that out. 13mo
jillrhudy @CrowCAH @Lcsmcat I didn‘t like the series at first because of some of the casting but it has really grown on me despite its departures and omissions. 13mo
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