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Lady Audley’s Secret

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Lady Audley’s Secret was published in 1862 and was Mary Elizabeth Braddon's most successful novel. It has been called "the most sensationally successful of all the sensation novels". The success of book, along with Braddon's other bestseller, Aurora Floyd, established her as the main rival of the master of the sensational novel, Wilkie Collins. A protest against the passive, insipid 19th-century heroine, ‘Lady Audley’ was described by one critic of the time as "high-strung, full of passion, purpose, and movement." Her crime (the secret of the title) is shown to threaten the apparently respectable middle-class world of Victorian England. The story centres on "accidental bigamy" which was in literary fashion in the early 1860s. The plot was summarised by literary critic Elaine Showalter (1982): "Braddon's bigamous heroine deserts her child, pushes husband number one down a well, thinks about poisoning husband number two and sets fire... More > to a hotel in which her other male acquaintances are residing".< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781365687396
Edition
First Edition
Published
January 16, 2017
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
478.28 KB
Product ID
23030893

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