The Woman in White

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Serialised Victorian novel written by Wilkie Collins.

Walter Hartright, a young drawing master from Victorian London, gets a job teaching art to two young women, half-sisters Marian Halcombe and Laura Fairlie, at Limmeridge house in Cumberland. He soon is tangled in a web of dastardly deeds involving an Arranged Marriage and a Mysterious Waif in the form of escaped mental patient Anne Catherick.

The book is often considered the first Victorian sensation novel, and has been adapted into a play, several films and an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.


Tropes used in The Woman in White include:

The musical adaptation provides examples of: