literary blog-hop

Happy Friday! Welcome to the Literary Blog Hop, where book blogs will be hosting giveaways for books from April 3rd-12th. Be sure to check out all the other blogs on the linky below.

So what am I giving away? (Shipped by The Book Depository!)

A gorgeous hardcover Penguin Edition in Clothbound Classics Series of one of my favorite 19th century British sensation novels:

 

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins!

woman in white cover

Synopsis: ‘In one moment, every drop of blood in my body was brought to a stop… There, as if it had that moment sprung out of the earth, stood the figure of a solitary Woman, dressed from head to foot in white’

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 becomes embroiled in 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.

I can’t say enough about how much I love this book–I first discovered it as a 20 year old student studying abroad in London and I found the book on a shelf in a bookshop on Charing Cross Road. This was my first encounter with Wilkie Collins.

I even saw the musical of The Woman in White by Andrew Lloyd Webber in London years later! woman in white weber

AND I’m giving away An Amazon Gift Card ($10) in case you have The Woman in White and want to shop for a different book! (US Only)

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25 Comments on Literary Blog Hop Giveaway: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (INTL) & Amazon Gift Card $10 (US)

  1. Well, I’ve not had an encounter with Wilkie Collins, yet! But, I love your story of how you found this book. I have been intrigued with Charing Cross Road every since reading Helene Hanff’s book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I read The Woman in White along time ago. A friend had leant it to me, so I would like to read it again and have my own copy.

  3. I want to purchase Sanctum by Madeleine Roux. I know I will have to put a couple gift cards together to purchase it, but I’m willing to wait until I win them πŸ™‚

  4. Honestly, I’ve just heard about The Woman in White here. What a pity!
    But I got hooked by the line: Victorian genre that combined Gothic horror with psychological realism.
    Definitely adding this to my tbr even if I’m not lucky to win it here πŸ™‚

  5. I haven’t read many classics, this one sounds very intriguing and the edition is stunning. Thank you for the giveaway, enjoy your day.

  6. This sounds like the sort of book I could get into! Lately, I’ve been more interested in what I call ‘eerie fiction’ – this definitely includes Gothic horror. I’m not usually interested in classics but this one sounds intriguing and readable. The blue and black hardcover is very striking *-*

  7. This is my best friend’s favourite book, but I never seem to find space in my TBR pile to read it!

  8. I’ve read and liked Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, so I’ve been wanting to read Woman in White for a while now. Thank you for the chance to win a copy!

  9. Katie, I love Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera.” Is “The Woman in White” anything by comparison? Never heard of this one!

  10. I have yet to read The Woman in White, but I do enjoy Gothic horror. Thanks for participating in the hop!

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