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‘the most sensationally successful of all the sensation novels’. Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Lady Audley's Secret is a sensation novel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon published in 1862. It was Braddon's most successful and well-known novel. Critic John Sutherland (1989) described the work as "the most sensationally successful of all the sensation novels". The plot centres on "accidental bigamy" which was in literary fashion in the early 1860s. The plot was summarised by literary critic Elaine Showalter (1982): "Braddon's bigamous heroine deserts her child, pushes husband number one down a well, thinks about poisoning husband number two and sets fire to a hotel in which her other male acquaintances are residing". Elements of the novel mirror themes of the real-life Constance Kent case of June 1860 which gripped the nation for years. A follow-up novel, Aurora Floyd, appeared in 1863. Braddon set the story in Ingatestone Hall, Essex, inspired by a visit there. There have been three silent film adaptations, one UK television version in 2000, and three minor stage adaptations.Biographie de l'auteur :
Mary Elizabeth Braddon (4 October 1835 – 4 February 1915) was an English popular novelist of the Victorian era. She is best known for her 1862 sensation novel Lady Audley's Secret.
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Description du livre Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. État : New. 0192835203. N° de réf. du libraire GHT3936COVW060316H0871
Description du livre Oxford University Press, USA, 1998. Paperback. État : New. Edition Unstated. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0192835203
Description du livre Oxford University Press, 1998. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0192835203
Description du livre Oxford University Press, 1998. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110192835203
Description du livre Oxford University Press, 1998. État : New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_new_0192835203