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Wood, Ellen: East Lynne

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPalgrave Encyclopedia of Victorian Women's Writing
EditorsLisa Scholl
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-02721-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2019

Abstract

Published in three volumes in 1861, East Lynne by Ellen (Mrs Henry) Wood became one of the best-selling novels of the nineteenth century. Melodramatic and sentimental, it had cross-class appeal, and its fame was bolstered by the numerous stage adaptations made of it: the role of its heroine Isabel Vane becoming (like Nancy in Oliver Twist) a favorite part of the repertoire for actresses.

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