Vixen (Google eBook)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Apr 17, 2009 - Fiction
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Contents

PART I
Lady Jane Vawdrey
I Want a Little Serious Talk with You
Rorie comes of Age
Rorie makes a Speech
How she took the News
Rorie has Plans of his own
Glas ist der Erde Stolz und Glück
On Half Rations
The Owner of Bullfinch
Something like a Ride
Rorie objects to Duets
Fading in Music
Crying for the moon
Kurz ist der Schmerz und ewig ist die Freude
A Midsummer Nights Dream

A House of Mourning
Captain Winstanley
It shall be Measure for Measure
I have no Wrong where I can claim no Right
He belongs to the TameCat Species
He was worthy to be loved a Lifetime
Lady Southminsters Ball
Rorie asks a Question
Where the Red King was slain
PART II
Wedding Garments
I shall look like the wicked Fairy
The Vow is vowed
War to the Knife
At the Kennels
A Bad Beginning
That must end at once
PART III
Chiefly Financial
With weary Days thou shalt be clothed and fed
Love and AEsthetics
Crumpled RoseLeaves
A Fools Paradise
It might have been
Wedding Bells
The nearest Way to Norway
All the Rivers run into the Sea
The Bluebeard Chamber
EPILOGUE
About the Book
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Mary Elizabeth Braddon, the daughter of a solicitor, was educated privately. As a young woman, she acted under an assumed name for three years in order to support herself and her mother. In 1860 she met John Maxwell, a publisher of periodicals, whose wife was in an asylum for the insane. Braddon acted as stepmother to Maxwell's five children and bore him five illegitimate children before the couple married, in 1874, when Maxwell's wife died. Braddon's most famous novel, Lady Audley's Secret (1862), was first published serially in Robin Goodfellow and The Sixpenny Magazine. One of the earliest sensationalist novels, it sold nearly one million copies during Braddon's lifetime. Its plot involves bigamy, the protagonist's desertion of her child, her murder of her first husband, and her thoughts of poisoning her second husband. The novel shocked and outraged her contemporary, Margaret Oliphant, who said Braddon had invented "the fair-haired demon of modern fiction." Throughout her long literary career, during which she wrote more than 80 novels and edited several magazines, Braddon was often excoriated for her penchant for sensationalizing violence, crime, and sexual indiscretion. Nevertheless, Braddon had many well-known devotees, among them William Makepeace Thackeray, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, and Robert Louis Stevenson. Braddon died in 1915.

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