The Wheel Spins (1936) by Ethel Lina White
"The Wheel Spins" may also refer to:
- The Lady Vanishes (1938) — a film adaptation of Ethel Lina White's novel
Ethel Lina White's The Wheel Spins was first published in 1936.
There have been several radio adaptations and a 1979 film remake starring Elliott Gould and Cybill Shepherd, as well as a BBC television film in 2013, starring Tuppence Middleton, which was more faithful to White's novel than the Hitchcock film.
Set on a train travelling through Europe, the protagonist is Iris Carr, a beautiful, young socialite on her way back home to England after vacationing in the mountains of central Europe. She is a pampered and protected young woman who feels isolated and afraid while travelling alone and befriends Miss Froy, who disappears without a trace.
No one on the train believes that Miss Foy is missing in fact they don’t believe she even exists. Is the narrator reliable?
- Project Gutenberg — full-text of the novel