The Woman in White

Wilkie COLLINS (1824 - 1889)

The Woman in White is an epistolary novel written by Wilkie Collins in 1859, serialized in 1859-1860, and first published in book form in 1860. It is considered to be to the first mystery novel, and is widely regarded as one of the first (and finest) in the genre of ’sensation novels’….

The Woman in White is also an early example of a particular type of Collins narrative in which several characters in turn take up the telling of the story. This creates a complex web in which readers are unsure which narrator can, and cannot, be trusted. Collins used this technique in his other novels, including The Moonstone. This technique was copied by other novelists, including Bram Stoker, author of Dracula (1897), although by the end of the 19th century the technique was considered “old-fashioned”. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Epistolary Fiction, Detective Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The First Epoch: The Story Begun by Walter Hartright: Introduction - IV (Walter Hartright) Tim Bulkeley
00:51:47
Play 02 V - VII (Walter Hartright) Tim Bulkeley
00:39:56
Play 03 VIII - IX (Walter Hartright) Tim Bulkeley
00:50:40
Play 04 X - XII (Walter Hartright, Anne Catherick) Ezwa
Tim Bulkeley
00:58:39
Play 05 XIII (Walter Hartright) Tim Bulkeley
00:34:08
Play 06 XIV - XV (Walter Hartright) Tim Bulkeley
00:42:50
Play 07 The Story Continued by Vincent Gilmore: I - II (Vincent Gilmore) Alan Chant
00:53:46
Play 08 III - IV (Vincent Gilmore) Alan Chant
00:41:17
Play 09 The Story Continued by Marian Halcombe: I (Marian Halcombe) Kirsten Ferreri
00:37:00
Play 10 II (Marian Halcombe) Kirsten Ferreri
00:38:07
Play 11 The Second Epoch: I (Marian Halcombe) Melissa
00:35:12
Play 12 II (Marian Halcombe) Ruth Golding
00:43:34
Play 13 III (Marian Halcombe) Ruth Golding
00:43:12
Play 14 IV (Marian Halcombe) Melissa
00:34:02
Play 15 V (Marian Halcombe) Ruth Golding
00:29:18
Play 16 VI (Marian Halcombe) Ruth Golding
01:01:07
Play 17 VII (Marian Halcombe) Ruth Golding
00:39:18
Play 18 VIII (Marian Halcombe) Ruth Golding
00:34:03
Play 19 IX (Marian Halcombe) Ruth Golding
00:48:08
Play 20 X (Marian Halcombe, Count Fosco, Narrator) Group 00:10:23
Play 21 The Story Continued by Frederick Fairlie Esq, of Limmeridge House (Frederick Fairlie) David Barnes
01:09:55
Play 22 The Story Continued by Eliza Michelson: I (Eliza Michelson) Julie Bynum
00:40:48
Play 23 II (Eliza Michelson) Julie Bynum
00:49:27
Play 24 The Story Continued in Several Narratives (Hester Pinhorn, The Doctor, Jane Gould, The Tombstone, Walter Hartright) Group 00:29:33
Play 25 The Third Epoch: The Story Continued by Walter Hartwright: I - II (Walter Hartright) Tim Bulkeley
00:45:21
Play 26 III - IV (Walter Hartright) Glen Hallstrom
Tim Bulkeley
00:47:38
Play 27 V - VI (Walter Hartright) Tim Bulkeley
00:32:49
Play 28 VII (Walter Hartright) Tim Bulkeley
00:30:25
Play 29 VIII (Walter Hartright) Tim Bulkeley
00:33:32
Play 30 IX (Walter Hartright) Tim Bulkeley
00:28:24
Play 31 X (Walter Hartright) Tim Bulkeley
00:40:07
Play 32 XI (Walter Hartright, Mrs. Catherick) Tim Bulkeley
Patti Brugman
00:48:24
Play 33 The Story Continued by Walter Hartright: I - II Tim Bulkeley
00:37:09
Play 34 III - IV (Walter Hartright) Tim Bulkeley
00:30:58
Play 35 V - VI (Walter Hartright) Tim Bulkeley
00:39:11
Play 36 VII (Walter Hartright) Tim Bulkeley
00:32:10
Play 37 The Story Continued by Isidore Ottavio Baldassare Fosco (Count Fosco) Glen Hallstrom
00:39:25
Play 38 The Story Concluded by Walter Hartright: I - III (Walter Hartright) Tim Bulkeley
00:32:54