Lady Audley's Secret, Paperback Book
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The Penguin English Library Edition of Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon'Lady Audley uttered a long, low, wailing cry, and threw up her arms above her head with a wild gesture of despair'In this outlandish, outrageous triumph of scandal fiction, a new Lady Audley arrives at the manor: young, beautiful - and very mysterious.

Why does she behave so strangely? What, exactly, is the dark secret this seductive outsider carries with her?

A huge success in the nineteenth century, the book's anti-heroine - with her good looks and hidden past - embodied perfectly the concerns of the Victorian age with morality and madness.The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780141198842

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Recommended only if you're into Victorian sensation novels. Some lovely descriptions (especially of Audley Court in the first chapter), and the protagonist is amusing in his haplessness. However, overall...OMG, I found this an annoying hot mess.

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