YMMV: The Woman in White
- Designated Hero: Walter is usually called the hero, despite being absent for a huge chunk of the novel. This may have been intentional, intended by Collins as a comment on Victorian sexism.
- Fan-Preferred Couple: Marian and Walter.
- Les Yay: Marian and Laura.
- Magnificent Bastard: Count Fosco
- In Name Only: The late-1990s BBC television version. A letter to the Radio Times wondered why the writer had bothered to keep the same title, so great were the differences in the plot.