East Lynne

Andrew Maunder, Ellen Wood

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One of the most famous Victorian best-sellers by Ellen (Mrs Henry) Wood, published in 1860-1. Lady Isobel Carlyle, a beautiful and refined young woman, leaves her lawyer husband and their children to elope with an aristocratic suitor. After he deserts her and she bears their illegitimate child, Lady Isobel disguises herself and takes the position of governess in the household of her husband and his new wife. East Lynne is the archetypal sensation novel filled with disaster, guilt and secrecy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPeterborough, Ontario
PublisherBroadview Press
Number of pages778
ISBN (Print)1-55111-234-5
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Ellen Wood, sensation, novel, crime


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