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The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black


by Susan Hill

The Woman in Black Madness Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)

Quote #1

Behind me, in the house, I knew that I must have left the family in a state of consternation and bewilderment… (1.60)

All the kids want to do is spook each other a little bit, and dad goes rushing off into the night. Way to spoil everyone's fun, dad. (Only Arthur knows that there's nothing fun about ghost stories.)

Quote #2

Her face, in its extreme pallor, her eyes, sunken but unnaturally bright, were burning with the concentration of passionate emotion which was within her and which streamed from her. (5.24)

Crazy eyes, Shmoopers. Stay away from the people with crazy eyes.

Quote #3

But what was "real"? At that moment I began to doubt my own reality. (10.10)

Even the so proudly rational Arthur has trouble keeping track of what's what when he's wandering around Eel Marsh House. We get the feeling that he's never going to look at a ghost story the same way again.

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