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Lady Audley's Secret
     

Lady Audley's Secret

3.4 18
by M. E. Braddon, Juliet Stevenson (Read by)
 

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This novel was first published in 1862 in serial form, and this production read by Juliet Stevenson marks the first audio release of one of Victorian England's most sensational reads. Dealing with bigamy, murder and madness it begs the question Can women and men ever really depend on one another, even within marriage? When young Lucy Graham marries Sir Michael

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This novel was first published in 1862 in serial form, and this production read by Juliet Stevenson marks the first audio release of one of Victorian England's most sensational reads. Dealing with bigamy, murder and madness it begs the question Can women and men ever really depend on one another, even within marriage? When young Lucy Graham marries Sir Michael Audley all seems well and good. Sir Michael is thoroughly devoted to his new bride and Lady Audley takes great pleasure in her privileged position at Audley Court. But Sir Michael's daughter Alicia is frustrated and uncomfortable with her stepmother's girlish ways. Shortly afterwards, Sir Michael's nephew, the attractive but lazy barrister Robert Audley, welcomes back to England an old friend of his, George Talboys. The pair visit the Court for some sport, where George disappears in mysterious circumstances. Robert Audley is spurred into action, taking up the case with a newfound passion and energy. Like the best detective novels, and with some wonderful melodrama thrown in for good measure, the plot unravels at a pace until the truth is revealed about Lady Audley's secret.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904605966
Publisher:
Canongate UK
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1837-1915) was a British Victorian-era popular novelist, admired by Charles Dickens.

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Lady Audley's Secret 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The spelling errors and typos are so bad, it made me wonder if they had been put in on purpose. Entire pages had been turned into unreadable strings of gibberish. In one spot, the word "you" was misspelled as "yoa" four times in a row. But I had been expecting this from previous free nook books I have gotten from Barnes and Noble. What I wasn't expecting, was that part three would be missing completely. An entire 1/3 of the book, is not included. I had to look it up online to figure out why it seemed to end on a cliffhanger. While I understand that I get what I paid for, I am deeply disappointed that B&N would offer sub-par material on their site, without any kind of warning about the incomplete nature of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has too many typos that I couldn't tell if this is just volume II. For certain, volume III is missing. I'd prefer that incomplete books be deleted from B&N's library, even if they are free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book full of drama and intrigue. I loved the character Lady Audley. My version is typo free. I have the Philtre Libre version.
Pat_Priss More than 1 year ago
Tough read, very dry. I couldn't get into it. Perhaps a more persistent or patient reader would find it more interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sentences are so long that the subject is ,sometimes, lost. Probably, a good story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was an enjoyable read. The sudden disappearance of a man causes his very dear friend to go on a relentless and tireless search for him. The author did a good job unraveling the mystery. It would be interesting to compare Lady Audley to Wilkie Colins main female character in the woman in white. Both characters are strong female characters but this author goes beyond that by trying to show how manipulative and deceitful the character lady audley is. The author also blends in some social commentary which I think added depth to the story. I truly loved the ending line of the book. I recomend!
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A must-read story for lovers of Victorian fiction, but I'd recommend another version. This Barnes and Noble publication has so many typos it's distracting!
seaaggie17 More than 1 year ago
This is a really good book, very suspenseful. It makes you want to keep on reading. I had to read this book for my British Literature class and the whole class found it very good.
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Rosiolady More than 1 year ago
Braddon doesn't hold a candle to Jane Austin! TEDIOUS! Never has anyone said so little with so many words, even given the approved-style of the Victorian era. I don't recommend it!