By Wilkie Collins
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The tale starts off with an eerie middle of the night come across among artist Walter Hartright and a ghostly girl dressed all in white who turns out eager to proportion a dismal mystery. the following day Hartright, engaged as a drawing grasp to the attractive Laura Fairlie and her part sister, tells his scholars concerning the unusual occasions of the former night. made up our minds to profit all they could concerning the mysterious lady in white, the 3 quickly locate themselves drawn right into a chilling vortex of crime, poison, kidnapping, and foreign intrigue.
Masterfully built, The lady in White is ruled by means of of the best creations in all Victorian fiction—Marion Halcombe, darkish, mannish, but irresistibly attention-grabbing, and count number Fosco, the sinister and flamboyant “Napoleon of Crime.”