October Read: The Woman in White - The Second Epoch 6th to End
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Discussion on the final third of the book.
5th: Mrs. Catherick: p479
6th: Isidor, Ottavio, Baldassare Fosco p543
and concluded Walter Hartright p557
Just realised I put 6th-end in the thread title, but I can't change it :(
I just finished the book. I thought the end got a little slow with all of the explanations. Plus I just didn't like the sections narrated by Hartright as much - too flowery. But, I really liked both Count Fosco and Marian. I thought they were really interesting characters and made the book a bit more than just a page-turner. Overall, I enjoyed the book a lot. This was a re-read for me. I LOVED the book the first time, but I don't think it was necessarily a book I needed to read again. I didn't get much out of it that I didn't get the first time, although it was kind of neat to pick up on some of the clues since I remembered the gist of the plot.
Excited to hear everyone else's impressions as you finish!
Just finished, a great way to spend a lazy Sunday morning! I liked the extra layers that appeared at the end, showing that that there were no superflous characters. It all came together well, with villains getting their just desserts. Glad to have read it.
I knew Pesca was going to come back, but I felt him ill-used! Hartright should have warned him about why he was going to the opera, and the poor guy had his Paris vacation spoiled! I did love Fosco's argument about the Countess being the perfect obedient wife, just as the women's books told her to be.
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