Monday, 23 April 2012
COLLINS, Wilkie, The Woman in White, Penguin Readers, C1 3000 Headwords
By Sergio G. Sánchez, 2º Bachillerato B
Walter Hartright, a teacher, meets a woman completely dressed in white. They start talking and Walter discovers that the woman knows a member of the family he is going to work for. Walter started in his new job, teaching Art to two half-sisters, Laura and Marian.
He falls in love with Laura, who closely resembles the woman in white, but Laura marries another man. She is really unhappy because her husband is not interested in her, just in her money. Percival (Laura’s husband) and a friend of his try to steal her money but the husband dies in a fire trying to eliminate the traces of his forgery. Laura and Walter get married.
The book is not really impressive. It’s an easy story that I haven’t enjoyed. The edition I took was the one which is in our library, and it is a TV adaptation, so maybe the original could be more interesting. But the vocabulary is easy to understand except for some words. There is nothing outstanding. Maybe I’d just recommend this book to somebody who can’t find in the Library anything else to read.
This book has been recommended before. See October’s Posts (2011)