Late one moonlit night, drawing master Walter Hartright encounters a solitary, terrified, and beautiful woman, dressed all in white. He saves her from capture by her pursuers, and determines to solve the mystery of her distress and terror. Arriving at Limmeridge House to take up his new position as tutor, Walter meets Marion Halcombe and Laura Fairlie, her half-sister, and is astounded to see how closely Laura resembles the woman in white. He realizes that the strange young woman's story could be entangled with the sisters' lives. Together, Walter and Marion delved deeper into the mystery, pitting their wits against the diabolical team of Sir Percival Glyde and his enigmatic friend, Count Fosco. This gripping tale of murder, intrigue, madness, and mistaken identity has never been out of print since its publication.