WorldCat Identities

Braddon, M. E. (Mary Elizabeth) 1837-1915

Overview
Works: 3 works in 75 publications in 2 languages and 302 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR4989.M4, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by M. E Braddon
Lady Audley's secret by M. E Braddon( Book )

50 editions published between 1862 and 2011 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this three-volume sensation novel, a social-climbing young wife arouses suspicion when there appears to be more to her than meets the eye. Originally published in the 1860s, the work is considered an early precursor of the detective novel
Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon( Book )

20 editions published between 1870 and 2010 in English and French and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aurora is a beautiful young woman bigamously married and threatened with exposure by a blackmailer. But in Aurora Floyd, and in many of the novels written in imitation of it, bigamy is little more than a euphamism, a device to enable the heroine, and vicariously the reader, to enjoy the forbidden sweets of adultery without adulterous intentions. Passionate, sometimes violent, Aurora does succeed in enjoying them, her desires scarcely chastened by her disastrous first marriage. She represents a challenge to the mid-Victorian sexual code, and particularly to the feminine ideal of simpering, angelic young ladyhood."--Back cover
Robert Ainsleigh by M. E Braddon( Book )

5 editions published between 1872 and 1891 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.24 for Lady Audle ... to 0.76 for Robert Ain ...)

Aurora Floyd
Languages
English (74)

French (1)

Covers
Aurora Floyd