(e)Book Read! The Woman in White
First sentence: “This is the story of what a Woman’s patience can endure, and what a Man’s resolution can achieve.”
P. 99: “I doubted for a moment whether I ought to follow and speak to her or not.”
Last sentence: “Marian was the good angel of our lives – let Marian end our Story.”
I have to admit that until a couple of months (or perhaps even a year) ago, I had never heard of Wilkie Collins, but when I started reading book blogs and bookish news, his name popped up now and then. The title The Woman in White especially appealed to me and when Erin of Erin Reads talked about reading this book for Reading Buddies in November, I knew I had to participate.
My reading started rather slow, 10 pages the first day, and two days nothing because of being rather busy with other stuff. But when I did start reading seriously, I couldn’t stop. I really loved the rather romantic and yet exciting story told in a fluent style, I loved that different parts were told by different people and I adored some characters. Of course the story plays in the 19th century and many of the events and characters would not be believable in a contemporary setting, but that, for me, is the biggest appeal of books like this one.
If you haven’t read anything by Wilkie Collins and you love 19th century stories, I sure would advice you to do it now.