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Lady Audley's Secret - Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Lady Audley's Secret
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The "Penguin English Library Edition" of "Lady Audley's Secret" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. 'Lady Audley uttered a long, low, wailing cry, and threw up her arms above her head with a wild gesture of despair'. In this outlandish, outrageous triumph of scandal fiction, a new Lady Audley arrives at... show more
The "Penguin English Library Edition" of "Lady Audley's Secret" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. 'Lady Audley uttered a long, low, wailing cry, and threw up her arms above her head with a wild gesture of despair'. In this outlandish, outrageous triumph of scandal fiction, a new Lady Audley arrives at the manor: young, beautiful - and very mysterious. Why does she behave so strangely? What, exactly, is the dark secret this seductive outsider carries with her? A huge success in the nineteenth century, the book's anti-heroine - with her good looks and hidden past - embodied perfectly the concerns of the Victorian age with morality and madness. "The Penguin English Library" contains 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141198842 (0141198842)
ASIN: 141198842
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 490
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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