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Silver Here you may post any background materiel, or any other external material about the author, or the book and anything which you may think will further add to the discussion and understanding of the work.

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Sarah | 269 comments This site provides a nice overview of both The Woman in White and The Moonstone, as well as a short biography of Collins. There are no spoilers in the section about the books, but beware of the discussion questions at the bottom of the page if you haven't already read the novel.

Sarah | 269 comments Here is a good general introduction to the themes of the novel. It is an analysis by Ben Harry Wright entitled "The Woman in White-A Narrative Analysis of the Sensation Novel."

Just beware of the last sentence in the section called "An Epistolary Novel" and also the last sentence in the "Domestic Terrors" section (right before his conclusion statement) if you haven't read the novel previously.

Sarah | 269 comments This is another essay, entitled "An Analysis of Female Identity in Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White," written by Ben Wright. Don't read this one until you have finished Marian Halcombe's Narrative in the novel.

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Deborah (deborahkliegl) | 4461 comments Mod
A great website on Collins and his works.

I don't know how to make the link active so you'll have to copy and paste.

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OOOh, it did it automatically. Cool.


For some general information about asylums in West London in the 19th century. Of particular interest is the note about who Collins dedicated the book to and why.

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