East Lynne

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Echo Library, 2006 - 416 páginas
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When the aristocratic Lady Isabel abandons her husband and children for her wicked seducer, more is at stake than moral retribution. Ellen Wood played upon the anxieties of the Victorian middle classes who feared a breakdown of the social order as divorce became more readily available andpromiscuity threatened the sanctity of the family. In her novel the simple act of hiring a governess raises the spectres of murder, disguise, and adultery. Her sensation novel was devoured by readers from the Prince of Wales to Joseph Conrad and continued to fascinate theatre-goers and cinemaaudiences well into the next century. This edition returns for the first time to the racy, slang-ridden narrative of the first edition, rather than the subsequent stylistically 'improved' versions hitherto reproduced by modern editors.

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Reseña de usuario  - BeyondEdenRock - LibraryThing

I could say that ‘East Lynne’, a huge popular success in its day, has unremarkable writing, is horribly contrived, holds no real surprises, drifts into silliness and goes on for much too long. But I ... Leer reseña completa

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Reseña de usuario  - herschelian - LibraryThing

I love Victorian fiction - Dickens, Trollope and all the other writers. For some reason I had never read anything by Mrs Henry Wood. so a year ago I downloaded 'East Lynne' to my Kindle. And there it ... Leer reseña completa

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