About Woman in White
Who is this woman in white and where did she come from? What is her secret? Walter Hartright, a poor drawing teacher, finds himself in the middle of an inexplicable mystery. Somehow his future is intertwined with an elusive woman in white who harbors a dreadful secret. A secret so damaging her life is in danger. Explore Victorian mansions, search for clues, uncover diabolical plots, root out the lies, and discover the truth!
A drawing teacher, Walter Hartright, is employed by Mr Fairlie of Limmeridge House in Cumberland to teach his niece, the beautiful heiress Laura Fairlie, and her devoted half-sister Marian Halcombe, who is poor and plain but clever. Hartright and Laura fall in love, but he is penniless and Laura is promised in marriage to Sir Percival Glyde, a friend of her late father. The pair part and Hartright leaves England to forget her.
Laura begins married life with Marian as a companion. It soon becomes clear that Sir Percival has money troubles and has married his wife for her fortune. His friend Count Fosco, whose wife is Laura's aunt, appears to be involved with the plot and Marian is deeply suspicious of him, despite his open admiration of her. (source: Wikipedia)
Who is this woman in white and where did she come from? What is her secret? What will be the fate of Laura and Walter's forbidden love? Do Percival and Fosco succeed at acquiring Laura's fortune?
- WALTER HARTRIGHT - A poor young man who earns his living as a drawing master.
- FREDERICK FAIRLIE - A fanciful, selfish invalid, owner of Limmeridge House in Cumberland. Laura's uncle.
- LAURA FAIRLIE - Frederick's gentle, pretty niece, an heiress and an orphan.
- MARIAN HALCOMBE - Laura's half-sister and companion, not attractive but intelligent and resourceful.
- SIR PERCIVAL GLYDE - Laura's fiance and then husband, he is an unpleasant baronet with a secret. He is able to appear charming and gracious when he wishes, but his true character appears soon after his marriage to Laura.
- COUNT FOSCO - Sir Percival's closest friend. A grossly obese Italian with a mysterious past, he is eccentric, bombastic, urbane, intelligent and menacing. He carries his pet mice around in his pockets. The Count greatly admires Marian for her intellect.
- PROFESSOR PESCA - A teacher of Italian, and a good friend of Hartright. The professor finds Hartright the Limmeridge job, introducing him to Laura and Marian.