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East Lynne

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"A classic of Victorian literature, East Lynne was first published in 1861. It was a sensational success, selling more than 500,000 copies and making its author as famous in her lifetime as Charles Dickens himself." Beautiful, kind and virtuous, Lady Isabel Vane is the perfect wife and mother ... until, in a fit of jealousy, she leaves her dull, distracted husband and infant children to elope with her handsome, aristocratic suitor. Her fall from grace is absolute as she suffers the terrible punishment of those who dare to disobey a merciless ...
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"A classic of Victorian literature, East Lynne was first published in 1861. It was a sensational success, selling more than 500,000 copies and making its author as famous in her lifetime as Charles Dickens himself." Beautiful, kind and virtuous, Lady Isabel Vane is the perfect wife and mother ... until, in a fit of jealousy, she leaves her dull, distracted husband and infant children to elope with her handsome, aristocratic suitor. Her fall from grace is absolute as she suffers the terrible punishment of those who dare to disobey a merciless moral code.
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Editorial Reviews

Lyn Pykett University of Wales
"This is a splendid edition. Its introduction is an authoritative and up to date guide to the novel and its context. A generous and judicious selection of contemporary reviews of East Lynne and the sensation novel further amplify the context, and provide an excellent resource for students."
Elisabeth Rose Gruner University of Richmond
"In his introduction, Andrew Maunder suggests that East Lynne may be 'one of the most famous unread works in the English language.' This immensely readable and teachable edition should help to preserve its fame while increasing its readership. Maunder locates the novel in its various contexts—social, historical, and literary—focusing especially on the material conditions of the novel's publication, and the various "woman questions" of the middle nineteenth century. The supplemental materials are thorough and well-chosen, and for the selections from T. A. Palmer's theatrical adaptation alone, the Broadview edition would be my choice for teaching."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780559077906
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 4/30/2009
  • Pages: 648
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Maunder, a lecturer in the Faculty of Humanities, University of Hertforshire, has written on Christina Rossetti, Anthony Trollope and on Cornhill Magazine.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ellen Wood: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
East Lynne
Appendix A: Letters from Mrs. Henry Wood on the Writing and Publication of East Lynne
Appendix B: Geraldine Jewsbury's Readers Report on East Lynne
Appendix C: Woods' East Lynne contract with Richard Bentley and Son
Appendix D: Serialisation of East Lynne
Appendix E: Contemporary Reviews
Appendix F: The Sensation Novel
Appendix G: Women's Education and Responsibilities
Appendix H: Contemporary Medical Opinion on Men, Women, and Sexuality
Appendix I: Contemporary Images of Women
Appendix J: Extracts from T.A. Palmers Adaptation of East Lynne
Works Cited and Recommended Reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Good bool

    British romance novel & morality tale; very readable however be prepared for typos

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