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Brought to you by Penguin.  

This Penguin Classic is performed by acclaimed British actor Tim McInnerny, known for his many roles on stage and screen including in Notting Hill and Blackadder. This definitive edition includes an introduction by Matthew Sweet.   

The Woman in White famously opens with Walter Hartright's eerie encounter on a moonlit London road. Engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie, Walter is drawn into the sinister intrigues of Sir Percival Glyde and his 'charming' friend Count Fosco, who has a taste for white mice, vanilla bonbons and poison. Pursuing questions of identity and insanity along the paths and corridors of English country houses and the madhouse, The Woman in White, is the first and most influential of the Victorian genre that combined Gothic horror with psychological realism.

Public Domain (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Brilliant

This makes a thrilling listen. Collins reveals himself to be a gifted writer in storytelling, plot character and style, and Tim McInnerny a gifted reader. His voice is modulated and clear and his inhabiting of character and adoption of all manner of accents as thrilling as the story itself.

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  • 25-08-21

Riveting

Fantastic performance of a suspenseful story. I could not stop listening. Great vocal characterizations, male and female. Many chapter endings were so creepy that I heard them and thought “Aaaa! What’s going to happen!” It’s also quite funny at points. Great acting, great writing, highly recommended.

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