Lady Audley's Secret

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Penguin, Oct 1, 1998 - Fiction - 480 pages
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Lady Audley’s Secret epitomized the scandalous and irresistible "sensation" fiction of the period and established Braddon as the doyenne of the genre. Lady Audley, a beautiful woman with a mysterious past, serves as a commentary on the rise of the middle class and the consumer culture, and her fate reflects the public’s fascination with psychological theories about the nature of identity and the definition of madness.
 

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

A Victorian gothic novel. I love the detailed descriptions of each character, and how cleverly Lady Audley has managed everything so far. She's a very sly young lady, and I wish she'd win, as opposed ... Read full review

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User Review  - libbromus - LibraryThing

I very nearly quit on this about a quarter of the way through. I just didn't care about any of the characters. I'm happy to have stuck it out, though, because it really got quite compelling. After a ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
Further Reading
A Note on the Text
VOLUME I
CHAPTER ILucy
CHAPTER IIOn board the Argus
CHAPTER IIIHidden relics
CHAPTER IVIn the first page of the Times
CHAPTER IIMrs Plowson
CHAPTER IIILittle Georgey leaves his old home
CHAPTER IVComing to a standstill
CHAPTER VClara
CHAPTER VIGeorges letters
CHAPTER VIIRetrograde investigation
CHAPTER VIIISo far and no farther
CHAPTER IXBeginning at the other end

CHAPTER VThe headstone at Ventnor
CHAPTER VIAnywhere anywhere out of the world 1
CHAPTER VIIAfter a year
CHAPTER VIIIBefore the storm
CHAPTER IXAfter the storm
CHAPTER XMissing
CHAPTER XIThe mark upon my ladys wrist
CHAPTER XIIStill missing
CHAPTER XIIITroubled dreams
CHAPTER XIVPhœbes suitor
CHAPTER XVOn the watch
CHAPTER XVIRobert Audley gets his congé 1
CHAPTER XVIIAt the Castle Inn
CHAPTER XVIIIRobert receives a visitor whom he had scarcely expected
CHAPTER XIXThe blacksmiths mistake
VOLUME II
CHAPTER IThe writing in the book
CHAPTER XHidden in the grave
CHAPTER XIIn the limewalk
CHAPTER XIIPreparing the ground
CHAPTER XIIIPhœbes petition
VOLUME III
CHAPTER IThe red light in the sky
CHAPTER IIThe bearer of the tidings
CHAPTER IIIMy lady tells the truth
CHAPTER IVThe hush that succeeds the tempest
CHAPTER VDr Mosgraves advice
CHAPTER VIBuried alive
CHAPTER VIIGhosthaunted
CHAPTER VIIIThat which the dying man had to tell
CHAPTER IXRestored
CHAPTER XAt peace
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