University of Hertfordshire

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Mary Braddon

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPickering and Chatto
Number of pages287
ISBN (Print)978285968190
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameLives of Victorian Literary Figures
PublisherPickering and Chatto


A facsimile volume of Victorian recollections, magazine articles and interviews which considers the reputation and biographical portrayal of this innovative, sometimes controversial writer. Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835–1915) saw her fourth novel, `Lady Audley’s Secret' (1862), scandalise reviewers and become a bestseller. Her depiction of sexually powerful women corresponded all too neatly with her dubious private life, as the unmarried partner of John Maxwell, a publisher whose wife was incarcerated (like several Braddon heroines) in a lunatic asylum

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