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The Woman in White; A Novel (Paperback) Loot Price: R320
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The Woman in White; A Novel (Paperback): Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White; A Novel (Paperback)

Wilkie Collins

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE WOMAN IN WHITE. 77ie Story begun by Walter Hartright, of Clemenfs Inn, Teacher of Drawing. This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve. If the machinery of the Law could be depended on to fathom every case of suspicion, and to conduct every process of inquiry, with moderate assistance only from the lubricating influences of oil of gold, the events which fill these pages might have claimed their share of the public attention in a Court of Justice. But the Law is still, in certain inevitable cases, the pre-engaged servant of the long purse; and the story is left to be told, for the /"first time, in this place. As the Judge might once have heard it, so the Reader shall hear it now. No circumstance of importance, from the beginning to the end of the disclosure, shall be related on hear- i say evidence. When the writer of these introductory lines (Walter "Hartright, by name) happens to be more closely connected than others with the incidents to be recorded, he will describe them in his own person. When his experience fails, he will retire from the position of narrator; and his task will be continued, from the point at which he has left it off, by other persons who can speak to the circumstances under notice from their own knowledge, just as clearly and positively as he has spoken before them. I Thus, the story here presented will be told by more than one pen, as the story of an offense against the laws is told in Court by more than one witness?with the same object, in both cases, to present the truth always in its most direct and most intelligible aspect; and to trace the course of one complete series of events, by making the persons who have been most closely connected with them, at each suc- ' cessive...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Wilkie Collins
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 228
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-40189-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-40189-9
Barcode: 9780217401890

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