Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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it only rests with yourself to become Lady Audley, and the mistress of Audley Court'

When beautiful young Lucy Graham accepts the hand of Sir Michael Audley, her fortune and her future look secure. But Lady Audley's past is shrouded in mystery, and to Sir Michael's nephew Robert, she is not all that she seems. When his good friend George Talboys suddenly disappears, Robert is determined to find him, and to unearth the truth. His quest reveals a tangled story of lies and deception, crime and intrigue, whose sensational twists turn the conventional picture of Victorian
womanhood on its head. Can Robert's darkest suspicions really be true?

Lady Audley's Secret was an immediate bestseller, and readers have enjoyed its thrilling plot ever since its first publication in 1862. This new edition explores Braddon's portrait of her scheming heroine in the context of the nineteenth-century sensation novel and the lively, often hostile debates it provoked.
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About Mary Elizabeth Braddon

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Lyn Pykett is Professor and Head of English at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Published January 12, 2012 by OUP Oxford. 438 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Non-fiction

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The beauty of Lady Audley's Secret lies within her, a woman whose secret is so blindingly obvious you become distracted from a wonderfully obscured plot twist, which is free to unravel delightfully.

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