Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Woman in White

I finished two novels on the BBC list- The Woman in White and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.  Both were really good reads. 

I especially liked The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.  It was written in 1859.  I was nervous that it would be a long, cumbersome read but it was anything but.  The novel is divided up into different sections and penned by different characters.  It's actually considered one of the first mystery novels.  Naturally, I loved it.

I loved the female character of Marian who was depicted as strong, competent (but plain) woman.  I really disliked the character of Laura who was weak, stupid and beautiful.  Of course, Laura got all the boys. 

Both were fun reads.  I would recommend both!

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