Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth BraddonLady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Lady Audley's Secret

byMary Elizabeth BraddonEditorLyn Pykett

Paperback | February 9, 2012

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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 isdetermined 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 debatesit provoked.
Lyn Pykett was Pro Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth for seven years until her retirement in 2010. She is the author of works on Emily Bronte and Charles Dickens and on the sensation novel, and has edited Braddon's The Doctor's Wife for OWC. She is also the author of the OWC Authors in Context volume on Wilkie Collins.
Title:Lady Audley's SecretFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.2 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019957703X

ISBN - 13:9780199577033


Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the great novels of 19th Century English Litterature "Lady Audley's Secret" is a fantastic novel which boast an engrossing story that balances both suspense and a strong emotional core. Among its other assets is a strong set of characters including the incredibly compelling titular protagonist/antagonist. However what truly makes this novel great is the analysis of the domestic sphere in 19th century England and the role which women were required to play within it through insight about the often fine line between sanity and insanity. A truly remarkable novel and more than worth the read.
Date published: 2016-12-09