The Woman in White

Wilkie Collins

The Woman in White was published serially in Charles Dickens's All the Year Round between November 1859 and August 1860. Selling over 100,000 copies in serial form, The Woman in White was published in three-volume form on 15 August 1860, 10 days before the final installment appeared in All the Year Round. Its initial run of 1,000 copies sold out on the day of publication and the next run of 1,350 copiies sold out in a week. It is difficult in a few sentences to express the immense popularity of The Woman in White in its day; however, the novel was so popular it not only spawned a mini-industry of Woman in White paraphernalia (including Woman in White perfume and the Woman in White dance), it stimulated the sensation fiction rage of the 1860s.

The text offered here is divided according to the serial publication numbers.

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