REPORT OF BOOKTeacher.Priscilla Aleman Moreno.By.Roberto Ruiz Salvatierra. Managua August 2011
SUMMARYLate one night on a lonely road a young art teacher,WalterHartright, meets a strange woman dressed all inwhite.They talk together and Walter is puzzled by the factthatthe woman knows a member of the family he is abouttostart work with. Walter goes to Limmeridge House andstartshis new job, teaching art to two half-sisters, LauraFairlieand Marian, whose parents are both dead. He fallsin love withLaura, who closely resembles the ‘woman inwhite’, but Lauramarries another man, as she promisedto her father. She isunhappy, as her husband is interestedonly in her money. Healso has a terrible secret that the‘woman in white’ knows. Heand his sinister friend plotto steal Laura’s money bysubstituting the ‘woman inwhite’ for Laura. But Laura’shusband dies in a fire tryingto eliminate the traces of hisforgery. Laura and Walterreunite and get married.SELF OPINIONI found the book quite enjoyable. In fact, I was just aboutglued to it, at least for about the first half. The secondhalf moved a bit slower for me, but was still a good read.What annoyed me a bit, especially towards the end, was thateverybody was babying Laura so much, trying to shield herfrom real life, and thus (in my eyes) preventing her fromever becoming an independant and self-confident woman. Butmaybe that kind of woman was not what society wanted duringthose days. However, I had the feeling that the author wasquite impressed by the character of Marian and how clever shehandled all sorts of situations, and that she did not comportherself as the typical female of that time.