WorldCat Identities

Houston, Natalie M. 1968-

Works: 1 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 188 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery stories  History 
Classifications: PR4989.M4, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Natalie M Houston
Lady Audley's secret by M. E Braddon( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lady Audley's Secret (1862) was one of the most widely read novels in the Victorian period. It exemplifies "sensation fiction" in featuring a beautiful criminal heroine, an amateur detective, blackmail, arson, violence, and plenty of suspenseful action. To its contemporary readers, it also offered the thrill of uncovering blackmail and criminal violence within the homes of the upper class. The novel makes trenchant critiques of Victorian gender roles and social stereotypes, and it creates significant sympathy for the heroine, despite her criminal acts, as she suffers from the injustices of the "marriage market" and rebels against them." "This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and a broad selection of primary source material, including reproduction of the twenty-two woodcut illustrations from the London Journal serialization of the novel, two Victorian dramatizations of the work, satirical commentaries, and contemporary reviews."--Jacket
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Lady Audley's secret