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Lady Audley's Secret Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Lady Audley's Secret By Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon


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The novel exemplifies "sensation fiction" in featuring a beautiful criminal heroine, an amateur detective, blackmail, arson, violence, and plenty of suspenseful action. This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and a broad selection of primary source material.

Lady Audley's Secret Summary

Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Lady Audley's Secret (1862) was one of the most widely read novels in the Victorian period. The novel exemplifies "sensation fiction" in featuring a beautiful criminal heroine, an amateur detective, blackmail, arson, violence, and plenty of suspenseful action. To its contemporary readers, it also offered the thrill of uncovering blackmail and criminal violence within the homes of the upper class. The novel makes trenchant critiques of Victorian gender roles and social stereotypes, and it creates significant sympathy for the heroine, despite her criminal acts, as she suffers from the injustices of the "marriage market" and rebels against them.

This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and a broad selection of primary source material, including reproductions of the twenty-two woodcut illustrations from the London Journal serialization of the novel, extracts from two Victorian dramatizations of the work, satirical commentaries, and contemporary reviews.

About Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Natalie M. Houston is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Houston.

Additional information

GOR006120829
9781551113579
1551113570
Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Used - Good
Paperback
Broadview Press Ltd
2003-08-30
510
N/A
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