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Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835–1915)

Autor(a) de Lady Audley's Secret

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About the Author

Mary Elizabeth Braddon, the daughter of a solicitor, was educated privately. As a young woman, she acted under an assumed name for three years in order to support herself and her mother. In 1860 she met John Maxwell, a publisher of periodicals, whose wife was in an asylum for the insane. Braddon mostrar mais acted as stepmother to Maxwell's five children and bore him five illegitimate children before the couple married, in 1874, when Maxwell's wife died. Braddon's most famous novel, Lady Audley's Secret (1862), was first published serially in Robin Goodfellow and The Sixpenny Magazine. One of the earliest sensationalist novels, it sold nearly one million copies during Braddon's lifetime. Its plot involves bigamy, the protagonist's desertion of her child, her murder of her first husband, and her thoughts of poisoning her second husband. The novel shocked and outraged her contemporary, Margaret Oliphant, who said Braddon had invented "the fair-haired demon of modern fiction." Throughout her long literary career, during which she wrote more than 80 novels and edited several magazines, Braddon was often excoriated for her penchant for sensationalizing violence, crime, and sexual indiscretion. Nevertheless, Braddon had many well-known devotees, among them William Makepeace Thackeray, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, and Robert Louis Stevenson. Braddon died in 1915. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Lady Audley's Secret (1862) 2,712 exemplares
Aurora Floyd (1863) 314 exemplares
The Doctor's Wife (1864) 249 exemplares
The Christmas Hirelings (1894) 206 exemplares
The Trail of the Serpent (1861) 188 exemplares
John Marchmont's Legacy (1863) 76 exemplares
Wyllard's Weird (1886) 43 exemplares
The Lawyer's Secret (1862) 38 exemplares
Charlotte's Inheritance (1868) 34 exemplares
Vixen (1879) 32 exemplares
Eleanor's Victory (1863) 29 exemplares
The Fatal Three (1888) 29 exemplares
Run to Earth (1867) 24 exemplares
Birds of Prey (1867) 23 exemplares
Thou Art the Man (1894) 22 exemplares
Phantom Fortune (1883) 18 exemplares
Fenton's Quest (1871) 15 exemplares
Good Lady Ducayne (2004) 13 exemplares
Dead Love Has Chains (1906) 11 exemplares
The Lovels of Arden (1871) 10 exemplares
The Golden Calf (1883) 9 exemplares
The Cold Embrace (2005) 6 exemplares
Lady Lisle (1862) 6 exemplares
The Cloven Foot (1879) 6 exemplares
Eveline's Visitant (2016) 5 exemplares
His Darling Sin (1899) 5 exemplares
The White Phantom (1862) 5 exemplares
Milly Darrell (1873) 5 exemplares
The Mohawks (1886) 5 exemplares
The Shadow in the Corner (2004) 4 exemplares
The Captain of the Vulture (1862) 4 exemplares
Sons of Fire (2018) 4 exemplares
Le secret de la Ferme-Grise (2004) 4 exemplares
Beyond These Voices (2017) 4 exemplares
Mount Royal (1882) 4 exemplares
Aurora Floyd, Volume 2 of 3 (2009) 4 exemplares
Aurora Floyd, Volume 1 of 3 (2010) 4 exemplares
Ishmael (1884) 4 exemplares
Dead Men's Shoes (2018) 3 exemplares
Rough Justice (1898) 3 exemplares
Rupert Godwin 3 exemplares
Cut by the County (1886) 3 exemplares
Milly Darrell and Other Tales (2007) 3 exemplares
Aurora Floyd, Volume 3 of 3 (2015) 3 exemplares
Circe (1867) 3 exemplares
Collected Stories (2012) 3 exemplares
The Infidel 3 exemplares
The Venetians (1892) 3 exemplares
The Classic Gothic Horror Collection (2021) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
In High Places (2002) 2 exemplares
Like and Unlike 2 exemplares
Mount Royal, Volume 1 of 3 (2012) 2 exemplares
Vixen, Volume 1 (2011) 2 exemplares
Vixen, Volume 2 (2012) 2 exemplares
Dead-Sea Fruit (2010) 2 exemplares
Asphodel 2 exemplares
During Her Majesty's Pleasure (2002) 2 exemplares
Dead Men's Shoes, Volume 2 (2002) 2 exemplares
Under Love's Rule (2007) 2 exemplares
Eleanor's Victory, Volume 2 (2017) 1 exemplar
One Life, One Love (2021) 1 exemplar
Only a Clod 1 exemplar
A Strange World 1 exemplar
The White House 1 exemplar
Dead Men's Shoes, Volume 1 (2002) 1 exemplar
One Thing Needful (2009) 1 exemplar
Phantom Fortune: Volume 3 (2002) 1 exemplar
The Fatal Three, Volume 3 (2012) 1 exemplar
The Conflict 1 exemplar
Only a Woman 1 exemplar
The Lady's Mile 1 exemplar
The Blue Lenses / Eveline's Visitant — Autor — 1 exemplar
Mohawks 1 exemplar
Fenton's Quest, Volume 1 (2001) 1 exemplar
The Day Will Come: Volume 2 (2002) 1 exemplar
Miranda (1913) 1 exemplar
An Open Verdict 1 exemplar
Taken at the Flood 1 exemplar
Lost for Love 1 exemplar
To the Bitter End 1 exemplar

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The Mammoth Book of Gaslit Romance (2014) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
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Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
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Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Braddon, M.E.
Nome legal
Braddon, Mary Elizabeth
Outros nomes
White, Babington
Data de nascimento
1835-10-04
Data de falecimento
1915-02-04
Localização do túmulo
Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, England, UK
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Groot-Brittannië
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Richmond, Surrey, England, UK
Locais de residência
Londen, England, Groot-Brittannië
Richmond, Surrey, England, Groot-Brittannië
Educação
privately educated
Ocupações
actor
novelist
short story writer
editor
Relações
Maxwell, W. B. (son)

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Mary Elizabeth Braddon was born in London and her parents separated when she was five years old. Mary worked as an actress to support herself and her mother. In 1860, she met John Maxwell, a publisher, and began living with him despite the fact that he was married with five children; his wife was in an asylum in Ireland. Mary acted as a stepmother to the children until 1874, when Maxwell's wife died and they were able to marry. They had six children together, including the future writer William Babington (W.B.) Maxwell. Mary was an extremely prolific writer, producing more than 80 novels and numerous short stories. In 1866, she founded Belgravia, a lavishly illustrated magazine that published serialized novels, poems, travel narratives, and essays on fashion, history and science.

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Críticas

Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
The Lawyer's Secret inclui duas histórias, a que lhe dá o título e The Mistery at Fernwood. A primeira é a história de Ellinor, orfã de pai e mãe, cujo tutor legal é o advogado e amigo do seu pai, Horace Margrave. Quando atinge a maioridade, Ellinor é informada pelo advogado que o seu tio, que havia falecido, lhe deixou a sua fortuna em herança com a condição de que esta se case com o rapaz que o seu tio criou como filho. Aconselhada por Horace, Ellinor acaba por aceitar o casamento. Mas existe um segredo partilhado pelo advogado com o futuro marido de Ellinor (e que só nos é revelado no final) que condiciona as vidas e a felicidade dos três. Na verdade acabam por ser dois segredos, mas um deles é demasiado evidente para ser um segredo e o outro, aquele que dá nome ao livro, confesso que não o descobri apesar de existirem pistas evidentes a indicá-lo.

Gostei mais da segunda história, ainda que rapidamente tivesse descoberto qual o mistério em Fernwood. Conta-nos a história de Isabel que viaja até Fernwood, a propriedade da família do seu noivo Lawrence, a fim de a conhecer. Mas aí existe um misterioso hóspede que nunca sai do quarto e acerca do qual todos se mostram reticentes em falar... Embora tenha sido escrita em finais do século XIX, continua a ser uma história cheia de suspense e mistério.
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128
Also by
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Membros
4,501
Popularidade
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Avaliação
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Críticas
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ISBN
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