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Lady Audley's Secret - Mary Elizabeth Braddon, David Skilton
Lady Audley's Secret
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This Victorian bestseller, along with Braddon's other famous novel, 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... show more
This Victorian bestseller, along with Braddon's other famous novel, 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780192835208 (0192835203)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 455
Edition language: English
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Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it
3.0 Lady Audley's Secret
Poor Lady Audley. I felt terrible for her! Juicy gothic tale of a woman cornered into doing something quite regrettable, something many of us would do in the same circumstance. She pays of course, as most women in these Victorian dramas do. Poor dear. This is often compared to Wilkie Collins' The Wo...
My Great Escape
My Great Escape rated it
3.5
I would have liked this better if the author hadn't felt the need to contrive a happily ever after ending.
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
4.0 Lady Audley's Secret (Wordsworth Classics)
Lady Audley has a mysterious past and this is all about how she's willing to keep it from coming out. It's an interesting read and I really did enjoy how George Talboys uncovers the evidence. It does look at the roles women play in the rigid victorian society and how hard sometimes it must have be...
Michelle CH
Michelle CH rated it
I've read my fill of mystery/suspense stories and I must say that this was one of the better ones, in my opinion. Although it was published in the mid 1800's, the story line still felt fresh. Lots of build- up and even midway through I was not knowing where we would go next. I don't want to say too ...
heidenkind
heidenkind rated it
The first half was awesome. The second half started to get a little boring.
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