Lady Audleys Secret

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byMary Elizabeth BraddonEditorLyn Pykett

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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.

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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 Ge...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.2 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019957703X

ISBN - 13:9780199577033

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