East Lynne

East Lynne

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by Mrs. Henry Wood
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406571738
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
04/04/2008
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.45(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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Elisabeth Rose Gruner
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 novels 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 broad view edition would be my choice for teaching.
—(Elisabeth Rose Gruner, University of Richmond)
Lyn Pykett
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.
—(Lyn Pykett, University of Wales—Aberystwyth)

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