1863. Braddon is one of the most successful of the Victorian sensation novelists. Aurora Floyd follows the story of the heroine of the same name, who has left France to escape a checkered past. Aurora gains the hearts of two men, Talbot Bulstrode and John Mellish. Aurora warns off Bulstrode, who then marries the tenderhearted Lucy, but Mellish perseveres in winning her heart and marrying her. In due course, her hidden secret emerges and as she wrestles with her guilt her husband begins to suspect that she is concealing a secret. See other Braddon titles available from Kessinger Publishing.
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Review: Aurora FloydUser Review - Margaret Potter - Goodreads
The quintessential sensationalist novel. I read this for my Women in Victorian Literature class, which focuses specifically on the fallen women- this is certainly a good example. The mystery is not that intriguing and certainly east to figure out, but it's a nice book. Read full review
Review: Aurora FloydUser Review - Mary - Goodreads
Pretty decent sensation novel. Braddon isn't interested in surprising you (you can guess what will happen fairly quickly), but rather in playing up the emotional suspense. This is the other of her pair of bigamy novels and was published shortly after Lady Audley's Secret. Read full review