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Lady Audley's Secret

By Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1528791991
  • Pages : 460
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 778
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First published in 1862, “Lady Audley's Secret” is a sensation novel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Her best-known work and one of the most famous sensation novels of all time, the plot revolves around a case of accidental bigamy inspired by the real-life story of Constance Kent, who confessed to the murder of her half-brother when she was 16. The novel has been adapted for the screen in three silent films, one television series, and three theatre performances. A classic sensation novel not to be missed by fans and collectors of Victorian literature. Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835–1915) was an English novelist of the Victorian era. Other notable works by this author include: “Taken at the Flood” (1874), “A Strange World” (1875), and “Hostages to Fortune” (1875). Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this vintage novel now in a brand new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

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Victorian Psychology and Madness in "Lady Audley's Secret"

By Katrin Blatt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn : 3640619307
  • Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 763
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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,5, University of Marburg (Fachbereich Fremdsprachliche Philologien), course: The Victorians, language: English, abstract: The Victorian period was an era with many inventions, renewals, development and changes. The influences of the Industrial Revolution could be seen and felt all over society and economy. Due to this, new economical theories were developed, the population steadily increased and the educational level improved. Besides, the Victorian era was a very productive time for literature. Victorian novelists were massively influenced by the changes in society and the development of their country. In this time, new genres of literature were invented, such as the bildungsroman, detective and sensational novel. Due to the growing literacy and the introduction of mass media, literature was available for many more people and also different classes. Central topics in the novels often were crime and mystery, but also psychology and madness got more and more popular. This paper will deal with psychology and madness in Victorian literature. In order to proof the theoretical background an analysis of the sensation novel Lady Audley’s Secret (1862) by Mary Elizabeth Braddon will be done. Madness plays a very important role in this novel and two contemporary theories of the 19th century are discussed. The first part of the paper is about Victorian psychology in general. However, two selected theories of Victorian psychology will be looked at in detail in order to analyze Lady Audley’s Secret. The next chapter starts with a general overview about madness in Victorian literature. The next part deals with Lady Audley’s Secret, where a general overview about madness in the novel is given and than an analysis of the madness of Lady Audley follows. In the end, a conclusion will be given. However, it is important to notice that this paper only offers an overview and an introduction to the topic.

Regency Buck

By Georgette Heyer
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1446457494
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 699
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Aurora Floyd (Complete)

By Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Isbn : 1465605320
  • Pages :
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  • Reads : 686
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ÊFaint streaks of crimson glimmer here and there amidst the rich darkness of the Kentish woods. Autumn's red finger has been lightly laid upon the foliageÑsparingly, as the artist puts the brighter tints into his picture: but the grandeur of an August sunset blazes upon the peaceful landscape, and lights all into glory. The encircling woods and wide lawn-like meadows, the still ponds of limpid water, the trim hedges, and the smooth winding roads; undulating hill-tops, melting into the purple distance; labouring men's cottages gleaming white from the surrounding foliage; solitary roadside inns with brown thatched roofs and moss-grown stacks of lop-sided chimneys; noble mansions hiding behind ancestral oaks; tiny Gothic edifices; Swiss and rustic lodges; pillared gates surmounted by escutcheons hewn in stone, and festooned with green wreaths of clustering ivy; village churches and prim school-houses: every object in the fair English prospect is steeped in a luminous haze, as the twilight shadows steal slowly upward from the dim recesses of shady woodland and winding lane, and every outline of the landscape darkens against the deepening crimson of the sky. Upon the broad fa�ade of a mighty red-brick mansion, built in the favourite style of the early Georgian era, the sinking sun lingers long, making gorgeous illumination. The long rows of narrow windows are all a-flame with the red light, and an honest homeward-tramping villager pauses once or twice in the roadway to glance across the smooth width of dewy lawn and tranquil lake, half fearful that there must be something more than natural in the glitter of those windows, and that maybe Maister Floyd's house is a-fire. The stately red-brick mansion belongs to Maister Floyd, as he is called in the honest patois of the Kentish rustics; to Archibald Martin Floyd, of the great banking-house of Floyd, Floyd, and Floyd, Lombard Street, City. The Kentish rustics know very little of this City banking-house, for Archibald Martin, the senior partner, has long retired from any active share in the business, which is carried on entirely by his nephews, Andrew and Alexander Floyd, both steady, middle-aged men, with families and country houses; both owing their fortune to the rich uncle, who had found places in his counting-house for them some thirty years before, when they were tall, raw-boned, sandy-haired, red-complexioned Scottish youths, fresh from some unpronounceable village north of Aberdeen. The young gentlemen signed their names McFloyd when they first entered their uncle's counting-house; but they very soon followed that wise relative's example, and dropped the formidable prefix. "We've nae need to tell these sootherran bodies that we're Scotche," Alick remarked to his brother, as he wrote his name for the first time A. Floyd, all short.

From Sensation to Society

By Natalie Schroeder,Ronald A. Schroeder
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Isbn : 9780874139440
  • Pages : 290
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 380
  • File Pdf: from-sensation-to-society.pdf

Book Summary:

From Sensation to Society tracks the evolution of Mary Elizabeth Braddon's critique of Victorian marriage in the early phase of her long and prolific novel-writing career. The study begins with Braddon's two famous sensational novels, Lady Audley's Secret (1862) and Aurora Floyd (1863); it ends with her first novel of society, The Lady's Mile (1865). In the novels of this period, Braddon proved herself to be a relentless critic of the patriarchal powers and privileges that determined the conditions of marriage for women. As she depicted in the lurid excesses of sensationalism, at its worst marriage for women amounted to a sentence of cruel and unjust imprisonment in a world of insanely distorted values. Subsequent novels rigorously dissect the contradictions in the Victorian ideal of middle-class marriage and dramatize how the conditions of marriage undermine marital happiness and result in the compromise of marital fidelity.

Aurora Floyd

By Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1528791878
  • Pages : 552
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 921
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First published in 1863, “Aurora Floyd” is a sensation novel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon and sequel to her best-known work and one of the most famous sensation novels of all time, “Lady Audley's Secret”. A classic Victorian tale of love, lies, treachery, intrigue and murder, “Aurora Floyd” is constitutes a must-read for fans of sensation fiction and is not to be missed by fans of Braddon's seminal work. Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835–1915) was an English novelist of the Victorian era. Other notable works by this author include: “Taken at the Flood” (1874), “A Strange World” (1875), and “Hostages to Fortune” (1875). Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this vintage novel now in a brand new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

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By Saverio Tomaiuolo
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Isbn : 0748686940
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 124
  • File Pdf: in-lady-audley-s-shadow.pdf

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This book is devoted to Mary Elizabeth Braddon's complex relationship with the three main Victorian literary genres (the Gothic, the Detective and the Realist novel) using Braddon's bestselling sensation fiction, Lady Audley's Secret, as a starting point

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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Isbn : 1438422334
  • Pages : 302
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 863
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This is the first book to address the entire career of this key Victorian author.

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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664570987
  • Pages : 595
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 309
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"Personality Plus: Some Experiences of Emma McChesney and Her Son, Jock" by Edna Ferber. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0735224978
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 534
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“A thrilling page-turner.” —Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train “Breathtaking . . . As shocking as it is satisfying.” —The New York Times Book Review A riveting and sophisticated page-turner inspired by one of the most shocking true crimes in 20th century Britain: the Lord Lucan case. “A better person would for­give him. A different sort of better person would have found him years ago.” Claire is a hardworking doctor leading a simple, quiet life in London. She is also the daughter of the most notorious murder suspect in the country, though no one knows it. Nearly thirty years ago, while Claire and her brother slept upstairs, a brutal crime was committed in her family's townhouse. The next morning, her father's car was found abandoned near the English Channel, with bloodstains on the front seat. Her mother insisted she'd seen him in the house that night, but his powerful, privileged friends maintained his innocence. The first lord accused of murder in more than a century, he has been missing ever since. When the police tell Claire they've found him, her carefully calibrated existence begins to fracture. She doesn't know if she's the daughter of a murderer or a wronged man, but Claire will soon learn how far she'll go to finally find the truth. Loosely inspired by one of the most notorious unsolved crimes of the 20th century – the Lord Lucan case – A Double Life is at once a riveting page-turner and a moving reflection on women and violence, trauma and memory, and class and privilege. Named a Must-Read by Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, O Magazine, BBC, CrimeReads, and PureWow

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137365269
  • Pages : 210
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 878
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The Female Servant and Sensation Fiction: 'Kitchen Literature' explores why Victorian sensation fiction was derided as literature fit only for maids and cooks and how the depictions of fictional female domestics, from Jane Eyre to Neo-Victorian novels, reflect contemporary social concerns about the blurring of the boundaries of class and gender.

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  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Isbn : 1647001986
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 287
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An emotionally charged, tautly composed debut thriller about motherhood, madness, and the myth of the perfect life A mother moves to Geneva with her husband and their two young children. In their beautiful new rented apartment, surrounded by their rented furniture, and several Swiss instructions to maintain quiet, she finds herself totally isolated. Her husband’s job means he is almost never present, and her entire world is caring for her children—making sure they are happy and fed and comfortable, and that they can be seen as the happy, well-fed, comfortable family they should be. Everything is perfect. But, of course, it’s not. The isolation, the sleeplessness, the demands of two people under two are getting to Erika. She has never been so alone, and once the children are asleep, there are just too many hours to fill until morning . . . Kyra Wilder’s Little Bandaged Days is a beautifully written, painfully claustrophobic story about a woman’s descent into madness. Unpredictable, frighteningly compelling, and brutally honest, it grapples with the harsh conditions of motherhood and this mother’s own identity, and as the novel continues, we begin to wonder just what exactly Erika might be driven to do.

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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1528766148
  • Pages : 52
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 414
  • File Pdf: good-lady-ducayne.pdf

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Good Lady Ducayne', is a gothic novella by Mary Elizabeth Braddon originally published in 1869. It is a nineteenth century incarnation of the popular vampire myth, setting it against the backdrop of an Anglicised region of the Italian Riviera during the Victorian era. This is a great read and an excellent addition to the bookshelf of anyone with an interest in the genre. To this republication is added a specially commissioned brand new short biography of the author.

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  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Isbn : 3839434688
  • Pages : 234
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 603
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»Houses, Secrets, and the Closet« investigates the literary production of masculinities and their relation to secrets and sexualities in 18th and 19th century fiction. It focusses on close readings of Gothic fiction, Sensation Novels, and tales by Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, William Godwin, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Wilkie Collins, and Henry James. The study approaches these texts through the lens of domestic space, gender, knowledge, and power. This approach serves to investigate the cultural roots of the 'closet' - the male homosexual secret - which reveals a more general notion of male secrecy in modern society. The study thus contributes to a better understanding of the cultural history of masculinities and sexualities.

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By Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Isbn : 1465605363
  • Pages :
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  • Reads : 161
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There were two surgeons in the little town of Graybridge-on-the-Wayverne, in pretty pastoral Midlandshire,—Mr. Pawlkatt, who lived in a big, new, brazen-faced house in the middle of the queer old High Street; and John Gilbert, the parish doctor, who lived in his own house on the outskirts of Graybridge, and worked very hard for a smaller income than that which the stylish Mr. Pawlkatt derived from his aristocratic patients. John Gilbert was an elderly man, with a young son. He had married late in life, and his wife had died very soon after the birth of this son. It was for this reason, most likely, that the surgeon loved his child as children are rarely loved by their fathers—with an earnest, over-anxious devotion, which from the very first had been something womanly in its character, and which grew with the child's growth. Mr. Gilbert's mind was narrowed by the circle in which he lived. He had inherited his own patients and the parish patients from his father, who had been a surgeon before him, and who had lived in the same house, with the same red lamp over the little old-fashioned surgery-door, for eight-and-forty years, and had died, leaving the house, the practice, and the red lamp to his son. If John Gilbert's only child had possessed the capacity of a Newton or the aspirations of a Napoleon, the surgeon would nevertheless have shut him up in the surgery to compound aloes and conserve of roses, tincture of rhubarb and essence of peppermint. Luckily for the boy, he was only a common-place lad, with a good-looking, rosy face; clear grey eyes, which stared at you frankly; and a thick stubble of brown hair, parted in the middle and waving from the roots. He was tall, straight, and muscular; a good runner, a first-rate cricketer, tolerably skilful with a pair of boxing-gloves or single-sticks, and a decent shot. He wrote a fair business-like hand, was an excellent arithmetician, remembered a smattering of Latin, a random line here and there from those Roman poets and philosophers whose writings had been his torment at a certain classical and commercial academy at Wareham. He spoke and wrote tolerable English, had read Shakespeare and Sir Walter Scott, and infinitely preferred the latter, though he made a point of skipping the first few chapters of the great novelist's fictions in order to get at once to the action of the story. He was a very good young man, went to church two or three times on a Sunday, and would on no account have broken any one of the Ten Commandments on the painted tablets above the altar by so much as a thought. He was very good; and, above all, he was very good-looking. No one had ever disputed this fact: George Gilbert was eminently good-looking. No one had ever gone so far as to call him handsome; no one had ever presumed to designate him plain. He had those homely, healthy good looks which the novelist or poet in search of a hero would recoil from with actual horror, and which the practical mind involuntarily associates with tenant-farming in a small way, or the sale of butcher's meat.

Betsy-Tacy and Tib

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0061998311
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 258
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Three of a Kind Betsy and Tacy are best friends. Then Tib moves into the neighborhood and the three of them start to play together. The grown-ups think they will quarrel, but they don't. Sometimes they quarrel with Betsy's and Tacy's bossy big sisters, but they never quarrel among themselves. They are not as good as they might be. They cook up awful messes in the kitchen, throw mud on each other and pretend to be beggars, and cut off each other's hair. But Betsy, Tacy, and Tib always manage to have a good time. Ever since their first publication in the 1940s, the Betsy-Tacy stories have been loved by each generation of young readers.

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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Isbn : 198489997X
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 992
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One of Elizabeth Bowen’s most artful and psychologically acute novels, The House in Paris is a timeless masterpiece of nuance and atmosphere, and represents the very best of Bowen’s celebrated oeuvre. When eleven-year-old Henrietta arrives at the Fishers’ well-appointed house in Paris, she is prepared to spend her day between trains looked after by an old friend of her grandmother’s. Henrietta longs to see a few sights in the foreign city; little does she know what fascinating secrets the Fisher house itself contains. For Henrietta finds that her visit coincides with that of Leopold, an intense child who has come to Paris to be introduced to the mother he has never known. In the course of a single day, the relations between Leopold, Henrietta’s agitated hostess Naomi Fisher, Leopold’ s mysterious mother, his dead father, and the dying matriarch in bed upstairs, come to light slowly and tantalizingly. And when Henrietta leaves the house that evening, it is in possession of the kind of grave knowledge usually reserved only for adults.

War of No Pity

By Christopher Herbert
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 1400832764
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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On May 11, 1857, Hindu and Muslim sepoys massacred British residents and native Christians in Delhi, setting off both the whirlwind of similar violence that engulfed Bengal in the following months and an answering wave of rhetorical violence in Britain, where the uprising against British rule in India was often portrayed as a clash of civilization and barbarity demanding merciless retribution. Although by twentieth-century standards the number of victims was small, the Victorian public saw "the Indian Mutiny" of 1857-59 as an epochal event. In this provocative book, Christopher Herbert seeks to discover why. He offers a view of this episode--and of Victorian imperialist culture more generally--sharply at odds with the standard formulations of postcolonial scholarship. Drawing on a wealth of largely overlooked and often mesmerizing nineteenth-century texts, including memoirs, histories, letters, works of journalism, and novels, War of No Pity shows that the startling ferocity of the conflict in India provoked a crisis of national conscience and a series of searing if often painfully ambivalent condemnations of British actions in India both prior to and during the war. Bringing to light the dissident, disillusioned, antipatriotic strain of Victorian "mutiny writing," Herbert locates in it key forerunners of modern-day antiwar literature and the modern critique of racism.

No Name

By Wilkie Collins
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  • Publisher : N.a
  • Isbn : 3985941734
  • Pages :
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  • Reads : 491
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The Semi-Attached Couple

By Emily Eden
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1497672287
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 887
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The worst thing to happen to the season’s perfect couple: marriage When the young and gorgeous Helen Eskdale met the wealthy aristocrat Lord Teviot, everything clicked. This was a couple that was meant to be—the match of the year, if not the ages. But in the rush to the altar, there was no time for bride and groom to actually get to know each other. Now the question is: Can they keep their marriage from falling apart? The Semi-Attached Couple explores the upstairs-downstairs intrigues and comic misunderstandings central to the classic English romance with all the wit, style, and charm of a Jane Austen novel. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Lady Audley's Secret

By Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0191622206
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 265
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'it only rests with yourself to become Lady Audley, and the mistress of Audley Court' When beautiful young Lucy Graham accepts the hand of Sir Michael Audley, her fortune and her future look secure. But Lady Audley's past is shrouded in mystery, and to Sir Michael's nephew Robert, she is not all that she seems. When his good friend George Talboys suddenly disappears, Robert is determined to find him, and to unearth the truth. His quest reveals a tangled story of lies and deception, crime and intrigue, whose sensational twists turn the conventional picture of Victorian womanhood on its head. Can Robert's darkest suspicions really be true? Lady Audley's Secret was an immediate bestseller, and readers have enjoyed its thrilling plot ever since its first publication in 1862. This new edition explores Braddon's portrait of her scheming heroine in the context of the nineteenth-century sensation novel and the lively, often hostile debates it provoked. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Lady Audley's Secret (Mystery Classic)

By Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4064066052263
  • Pages : 390
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 542
  • File Pdf: lady-audley-s-secret.pdf

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As Sir Michael Audley celebrates his marriage to Lucy Graham, his nephew, the barrister Robert Audley, welcomes his old friend George Talboys back to England, after three years of gold prospecting in Australia. George finds out that his wife Helen has died and that his son is under the care of his father in law. After settling the matter of the boy's guardianship, the Robert and Geroge set off to visit Sir Michael. While at the country manor Audley Court, Lady Audley avoids meeting George, and when the two seek an audience with the new Lady Audley, she makes many excuses to avoid their visit. Shortly thereafter, George disappears during a visit to Audley Court, much to Robert's consternation. Unwilling to believe that George has simply left suddenly and without notice, Robert begins to look into the circumstances around George's strange disappearance. His notes indicate the involvement of Lady Audley, much to his chagrin, and he slowly begins to collect evidence against her.

Lady Audley's Secret

By Mary E. Braddon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Isbn : 0486831426
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 433
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Bigamy, arson, and murder are among the secrets a seemingly perfect lady is concealing in this 1862 "sensation novel," a source of intriguing insights into Victorian anxieties about social rank and identity.

The Jewel In The Crown

By Paul Scott
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1409037614
  • Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 796
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___________________ NOW A BBC RADIO 4 EXTRA DRAMATISATION STARRING ANNA MAXWELL MARTIN AND PRASANNA PUWANARAJAH ___________________ BOOK ONE OF THE RAJ QUARTET India 1942: everything is in flux. World War II has shown that the British are not invincible and the self-rule lobby is gaining many supporters. Against this background, Daphne Manners, a young English girl, is brutally raped in the Bibighat Gardens. The racism, brutality and hatred launched upon the head of her young Indian lover echo the dreadful violence perpetrated on Daphne and reveal the desperate state of Anglo-Indian relations. The rift that will eventually prise India - the jewel in the Imperial Crown - from colonial rule is beginning to gape wide. ___________________ 'A major work, a glittering combination of brilliant craftsmanship, psychological perception and objective reporting... Rarely have the sounds and smells and total atmosphere been so evocatively suggested' - New York Times 'Absorbing and brilliant... A triumph' - Evening Standard 'One of the most important landmarks of post-war fiction... A mighty literary experience' - The Times 'Quite simply, monumental' - Washington Post

The Chaos of Now

By Erin Jade Lange
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 1619635038
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 943
  • File Pdf: the-chaos-of-now.pdf

Book Summary:

From the author of Butter comes an emotional coming-of-age novel about teen coder who gets roped into a dangerous hack, perfect for fans of John Corey Whaley and Adam Silvera. Eli is coasting through high school, spending most of his time writing code. Each day is as boring as the next--until he receives a cryptic message in binary code, leading him to Seth and Mouse. They're seeking a third member for a prestigious hacking competition, after their teammate and friend Jordan committed suicide last year. Intrigued by the challenge, Eli agrees. But soon it becomes clear that Seth and Mouse are after more than winning a competition--they're seeking revenge for the abuse that caused Jordan's suicide. Eli is in way over his head, but he's also hiding a dangerous secret that could lead to even more trouble if he isn't careful. In a story about the shift of power from those who rule at school to those who rule online, the difference between bully and victim is blurred and Eli--whose coding skilled have taught him to make order out of chaos--will find the real world is much harder to control.

The Female Detective

By Andrew Forrester
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4066338050533
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 419
  • File Pdf: the-female-detective.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Female Detective" by Andrew Forrester. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Armadale

By Wilkie Collins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Isbn : 1513274252
  • Pages : 716
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 367
  • File Pdf: armadale.pdf

Book Summary:

Allan Armadale makes a startling deathbed confession to be shared with his young son once he reaches adulthood—he murdered another man named Allan Armadale. It’s a dark secret that inevitably looms over the child of the perpetrator and his victim. Before dying, Allan Armadale reveals that he previously killed a man also named Allan Armadale. It’s a revelation meant for his young son who discovers the information as an adult. At this point, he’s run away from his mother’s home and is living under the assumed name--Ozias Midwinter. While traveling, Midwinter encounters another Allan Armadale, who is the son of the man his father killed. The two become close friends and eventually meet one woman who will bring their checkered pasts two ahead. Wilkie presents a compelling portrait of Victorian society that’s riddled by greed and narcissism. Armadale is a multilayered story of resilience in the face of generational trauma. The story follows two men navigating the sins of their fathers to find true love and friendship. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Armadale is both modern and readable.

The Complete Works of Mary Elizabeth Braddon

By Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664556349
  • Pages : 11908
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 959
  • File Pdf: the-complete-works-of-mary-elizabeth-braddon.pdf

Book Summary:

e-artnow presents to you this meticulously edited Mary Elizabeth Braddon collection: Novels: The Trail of the Serpent Lady Audley's Secret Aurora Floyd The Captain of the Vulture John Marchmont's Legacy Eleanor's Victory Henry Dunbar The Doctor's Wife Birds of Prey Charlotte's Inheritance Run to Earth Fenton's Quest The Lovels of Arden A Strange World The Cloven Foot Vixen Mount Royal Phantom Fortune The Golden Calf Wyllard's Weird Mohawks All Along the River Gerard (The World, the Flesh, and the Devil) London Pride His Darling Sin The Infidel Beyond These Voices Short Stories: Ralph the Bailiff and Other Stories: Ralph the Bailiff Captain Thomas The Cold Embrace My Daughters The Mystery of Fernwood Samuel Lowgood's Revenge The Lawyer's Secret My First Happy Christmas Lost and Found Eveline's Visitant – A Ghost Story Found in the Muniment Chest How I Heard my Own Will Read Flower and Weed and Other Tales: Flower and Weed George Caulfield's Journey The Clown's Quest Dr. Carrick If She Be Not Fair to Me The Shadow in the Corner His Secret Thou Art the Man Milly Darrell Good Lady Ducayne At Chrighton Abbey Children's Book: The Christmas Hirelings My First Novel by M. E. Braddon

Freefall

By Jessica Barry
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062874853
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 432
  • File Pdf: freefall.pdf

Book Summary:

A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2019: Entertainment Weekly | USA Today | Parade | Cosmopolitan | New York Post | PopSugar | Goodreads “Jessica Barry’s Freefall is not only an enthralling, impossible-to-put down mystery that keeps the pages flying, but it is also a gorgeous, resonant tale of a mother’s unconditional love for her daughter. I could not recommend this more!” — Aimee Molloy, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Mother “An absorbing treat.” – PEOPLE Magazine “The corporate malfeasance and shady conspiracies of John Grisham, with the frank feminism of two rounded female protagonists.” — Entertainment Weekly They say your daughter is dead. You know they’re wrong. When her fiancé’s private plane crashes in the Colorado Rockies, everyone assumes Allison Carpenter is dead. But Maggie, Allison’s mother back home in Owl Creek, Maine, refuses to believe them. Maggie knows her daughter – or she used to, anyway. For the past two years, the two women have been estranged, and while Maggie doesn’t know anything about Ally’s life now – not even why she was on a private plane to begin with – she still believes in her girl’s strength, and in their love for each other. As Allison struggles across the treacherous mountain wilderness, Maggie embarks on a desperate search for answers about the world Allison has been involved in. What was she running from? And can Maggie uncover the truth in time to save her? Told from the perspectives of a mother and daughter separated by distance but united by an unbreakable bond, Freefall is a heart-stopping, propulsive thriller about two tenacious women overcoming unimaginable obstacles to protect themselves and the ones they love.

Mary Elizabeth Braddon's "Lady Audley's Secret"

By Nico Drimecker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn : 3638283402
  • Pages : 12
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 100
  • File Pdf: mary-elizabeth-braddon-s-lady-audley-s-secret.pdf

Book Summary:

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 2,0, Universität Hildesheim (Stiftung) (Kulturwissenschaften), Veranstaltung: Frauenportraits, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Regierungszeit Königin Viktorias, welche von 1837 bis 1901 andauerte, war von weitreichenden sozialen Krisen und Reformen gekennzeichnet, so dass die englische Literatur der Zeit – trotz immer noch vorhandener „romantischer” Remineszenzen – verstärkt aktuelle Fragen wie Demokratisierung oder Industrialisierung aufgriff. Auch lieferten der Utilitarismus von Denkern wie Jeremy Bentham, John St. Mill und David Ricardo sowie die Evolutions- und Fortschrittsphilosophien Charles Robert Darwins und Herbert Spencers optimistische Modelle, deren Folgen kritisch beleuchtet werden mussten. Als Medium für Sozialkritik entwickelte sich der Roman in der Viktorianischen Epoche von der Romantik hin zum Realismus, eine Tendenz, die Jane Austen bereits Anfang des 19. Jahrhunderts vorweggenommen hatte. Der Weg für Massenmedien wurde frei, nachdem die Stamp Act von 1712, nach der einen Penny Steuer auf eine Seite verhängt wurde, abgesetzt wurde, da alle Schriften dadurch günstiger wurden. Bücherläden am Bahnhof öffneten neue Möglichkeiten für den Buchmarkt, da sich nun sehr viel mehr Menschen, Literatur – speziell in diesem Fall Reiseliteratur, die man nach der Reise oft wegwarf – leisten konnten. „Lady Audley’s Secret“ war ein sofortiger Erfolg und wurde mit neun Auflagen in den ersten drei Monaten über eine Million mal verkauft. Zunächst waren es drei Bände, die in den sogenannten „circulating libraries“ standen und erhältlich waren. Elizabeth Braddon wurde die Königin der Leihbibliotheken genannt1. Zur Jahrhundertwende erschien „Lady Audley’s Secret“ als einbändiges Buch und durfte sich ungehemmt großer Nachfrage erfreuen. 1 vgl. Mary Elizabeth Braddon, 1998, S. 534

Complete Works

By Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664560049
  • Pages : 11908
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 703
  • File Pdf: complete-works.pdf

Book Summary:

Musaicum Books presents to you a meticulously edited Mary Elizabeth Braddon collection. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Novels: The Trail of the Serpent Lady Audley's Secret Aurora Floyd The Captain of the Vulture John Marchmont's Legacy Eleanor's Victory Henry Dunbar The Doctor's Wife Birds of Prey Charlotte's Inheritance Run to Earth Fenton's Quest The Lovels of Arden A Strange World The Cloven Foot Vixen Mount Royal Phantom Fortune The Golden Calf Wyllard's Weird Mohawks All Along the River Gerard (The World, the Flesh, and the Devil) London Pride His Darling Sin The Infidel Beyond These Voices Short Stories: Ralph the Bailiff and Other Stories: Ralph the Bailiff Captain Thomas The Cold Embrace My Daughters The Mystery of Fernwood Samuel Lowgood's Revenge The Lawyer's Secret My First Happy Christmas Lost and Found Eveline's Visitant – A Ghost Story Found in the Muniment Chest How I Heard my Own Will Read Flower and Weed and Other Tales: Flower and Weed George Caulfield's Journey The Clown's Quest Dr. Carrick If She Be Not Fair to Me The Shadow in the Corner His Secret Thou Art the Man Milly Darrell Good Lady Ducayne At Chrighton Abbey Children's Book: The Christmas Hirelings My First Novel by M. E. Braddon

The Victorian Freak Show

By Lillian Craton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambria Press
  • Isbn : 1604976535
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 107
  • File Pdf: the-victorian-freak-show.pdf

Book Summary:

"The Victorian freak show was at once mainstream and subversive. Spectacles of strange, exotic, and titillating bodies drew large middle-class audiences in England throughout much of the nineteenth century, and souvenir portraits of performing freaks even found their way into Victorian family albums. At the same time, the imagery and practices of the freak show shocked Victorian sensibilities and sparked controversy about both the boundaries of physical normalcy and morality in entertainment. Marketing tactics for the freak show often made use of common ideological assumptions - compulsory female domesticity and British imperial authority, for instance - but reflected these ideas with the surreal distortion of a fun-house mirror. Not surprisingly, the popular fiction written for middle-class Victorian readers also calls upon imagery of extreme physical difference, and the odd-bodied characters that people nineteenth-century fiction raise meaningful questions about the relationships between physical difference and the social expectations that shaped Victorian life." "This book is primarily an aesthetic analysis of freak show imagery as it appears in Victorian popular fiction, including the works of Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Guy de Maupassant, Florence Marryat, and Lewis Carroll. It argues that, in spite of a strong nineteenth-century impulse to define and defend normalcy, images of radical physical difference are often framed in surprisingly positive ways in Victorian fiction. The dwarves, fat people, and bearded ladies who intrude on the more conventional imagery of Victorian novels serve to shift the meaning of those works' main plots and characters, sometimes sharpening satires of the nineteenth-century treatment of the poor or disabled, sometimes offering new traits and behaviors as supplements for restrictive social norms." --Book Jacket.