The Doctor's Wife

The Doctor's Wife

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by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
     
 

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With The Doctor's Wife, Mary Elizabeth Braddon rewrote Flaubert's Madame Bovary, exploring the heroine's sense of entrapment and alienation in middle-class provincial life. A woman with a secret, adultery, death, and the spectacle of female recrimination and suffering are the elements which combine to make The Doctor's Wife a classic women's sensation novel. The

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With The Doctor's Wife, Mary Elizabeth Braddon rewrote Flaubert's Madame Bovary, exploring the heroine's sense of entrapment and alienation in middle-class provincial life. A woman with a secret, adultery, death, and the spectacle of female recrimination and suffering are the elements which combine to make The Doctor's Wife a classic women's sensation novel. The novel is also self-consciously literary, however, and Braddon attempts to transcend the sensation genre. This volume, which reproduces uncut the first three-volume edition of 1864, is the only edition of the novel available today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199549801
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
867,420
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Lyn Pykett is Professor and Head of English at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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The Doctor's Wife 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dominican More than 1 year ago
Mary Braddon is always a satisfying author. Those interested in the Victorian era and those who like the writing of that period will like this one, too. Good characters, interesting plot and plenty of Victorian customs and manners to go around.