Collins' "Woman in White" (19138)

Three Tuesdays: November 5, 12, 19 from 12 to 2 p.m.

Price: 
$90.00 (10% off for members)

Join us to read the most popular English novel of the nineteenth century: Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White (1860). With his runaway bestseller, Collins wrote the first sensation novel andthe first mystery novel. The intricately plotted tale of intrigue, insanity, and murder dangerouslyexcited the imaginations of Victorian readers and still captivates readers today. Although modern readers may not recognize the name, Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White, published in 1860, was the most popular English novel of the nineteenth century. When he wrote his runaway bestseller, Collins produced both the first sensation novel and the first mystery novel. The intricately plotted tale of intrigue, insanity, and murder dangerously excited theimaginations of Victorian readers and still captivates readers today. In this seminar-style,discussion-basedclass we will explore Collins’s contribution to the development of the noveland genre fiction, his innovations in narrative structure, and the underlying themes of mentalillness and women’s rights. The novel is divided into three epochs, and we’ll discuss one each week. Three Tuesdays: November 5, 12, 19 from 12 to 2 p.m.

Books: The Woman in White, Wilkie Collins

 

Leigha McReynolds received her PhD in English Literature from The George Washington University. Her dissertation was on science and the supernatural in 19th Century British Literature, including a chapter on Wilkie Collins. She has published and presented on texts ranging from Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s A Strange Story to N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season.Currently, Leigha is a professor in the writing program at The George Washington University where she uses science fiction to engage students across disciplines.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

$90.00
SKU: 9787000006898
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The Woman in White Cover Image
By Wilkie Collins, Matthew Sweet (Editor), Matthew Sweet (Introduction by), Matthew Sweet (Notes by)
$11.00
ISBN: 9780141439617
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 29th, 2003