East Lynne / Edition 1

East Lynne / Edition 1

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by Ellen Wood
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551112345

ISBN-13: 9781551112343

Pub. Date: 02/28/2000

Publisher: Broadview Press

Lady Isabel Carlyle, a beautiful and refined young woman, leaves her hard-working but neglectful lawyer-husband and her infant children to elope with an aristocratic suitor. After he deserts her, and she bears their illegitimate child, Lady Isabel disguises herself and takes the position of governess in the household of her husband and his new wife.

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Lady Isabel Carlyle, a beautiful and refined young woman, leaves her hard-working but neglectful lawyer-husband and her infant children to elope with an aristocratic suitor. After he deserts her, and she bears their illegitimate child, Lady Isabel 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 repentance. It also documents the growing protest against the rigid roles prescribed for Victorian women. Among the many appendices included are a selection of Victorian medical views on men, women, and sexuality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551112343
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Series:
Literary Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
784
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Note on the Text
Ellen Wood: A Brief Chronology

East Lynne

Appendix A: Letters from Ellen Wood on the writing and publication of East Lynne
Appendix B: Geraldine Jewsbury’s Reader’s Report on East Lynne
Appendix C: Wood’s 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 Opinions on Men, Women, and Sexuality
Appendix I: Contemporary Images of Women
Appendix J: Extracts from T.A. Palmer’s adaptation of East Lynne
Works Cited and Recommended Reading

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East Lynne 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
British romance novel & morality tale; very readable however be prepared for typos
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