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Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835–1915)

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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre

Værker af Mary Elizabeth Braddon

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Vixen (1879) 32 eksemplarer
Eleanor's Victory (1863) 30 eksemplarer
The Fatal Three (1888) 29 eksemplarer
Run to Earth (1867) 24 eksemplarer
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Phantom Fortune (1883) 18 eksemplarer
Fenton's Quest (1871) 15 eksemplarer
Good Lady Ducayne (2004) 13 eksemplarer
Dead Love Has Chains (1906) 11 eksemplarer
The Lovels of Arden (1871) 10 eksemplarer
The Golden Calf (1883) 9 eksemplarer
Lady Lisle (1862) 6 eksemplarer
The Cold Embrace (2005) 6 eksemplarer
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The Mohawks (1886) 5 eksemplarer
His Darling Sin (1899) 5 eksemplarer
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Sons of Fire (2018) 4 eksemplarer
Le secret de la Ferme-Grise (2004) 4 eksemplarer
Mount Royal (1882) 4 eksemplarer
Beyond These Voices (2017) 4 eksemplarer
Aurora Floyd, Volume 3 of 3 (2015) 3 eksemplarer
Milly Darrell and Other Tales (2007) 3 eksemplarer
Collected Stories (2012) 3 eksemplarer
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Circe (1867) 3 eksemplarer
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Cut by the County (1886) 3 eksemplarer
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Rough Justice (1898) 3 eksemplarer
The Infidel 3 eksemplarer
Dead Men's Shoes (2018) 3 eksemplarer
The Venetians (1892) 3 eksemplarer
Dead-Sea Fruit (2010) 2 eksemplarer
In High Places (2002) 2 eksemplarer
Mount Royal, Volume 1 of 3 (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Vixen, Volume 1 (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Vixen, Volume 2 (2012) 2 eksemplarer
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Asphodel 2 eksemplarer
Under Love's Rule (2007) 2 eksemplarer
Dead Men's Shoes, Volume 2 (2002) 2 eksemplarer
During Her Majesty's Pleasure (2002) 2 eksemplarer
Only a Clod 1 eksemplar
All Along the River 1 eksemplar
One Life, One Love (2021) 1 eksemplar
A Strange World 1 eksemplar
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Dead Men's Shoes, Volume 1 (2002) 1 eksemplar
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One Thing Needful (2009) 1 eksemplar
Phantom Fortune: Volume 3 (2002) 1 eksemplar
The Fatal Three, Volume 3 (2012) 1 eksemplar
The Conflict 1 eksemplar
Hostages to Fortune 1 eksemplar
Only a Woman 1 eksemplar
The Blue Lenses / Eveline's Visitant — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
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Her Last Appearance 1 eksemplar
Mohawks 1 eksemplar
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The Day Will Come: Volume 2 (2002) 1 eksemplar
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Kanonisk navn
Braddon, M.E.
Juridisk navn
Braddon, Mary Elizabeth
Andre navne
White, Babington
Fødselsdato
1835-10-04
Dødsdag
1915-02-04
Begravelsessted
Richmond Cemetery, Richmond, England, UK
Køn
female
Nationalitet
Groot-Brittannië
Fødested
London, England, UK
Dødssted
Richmond, Surrey, England, UK
Bopæl
Londen, England, Groot-Brittannië
Richmond, Surrey, England, Groot-Brittannië
Uddannelse
privately educated
Erhverv
actor
novelist
short story writer
editor
Relationer
Maxwell, W. B. (son)
Kort biografi
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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Brilliant! 10 stars, a more perfect sensational novel has not been written!
 
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ChariseH | 82 andre anmeldelser | May 25, 2024 |
I enjoyed this Victorian ghost story by an author I knew nothing about. Thanks to Jack Wilson, host of "The History of Literature" Podcast.
 
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Chrissylou62 | Apr 11, 2024 |
Une très belle jeune femme épouse un riche gentilhomme (plutôt vieux!). Un homme disparaît, son meilleur ami mène l'enquête. Cela a été pour moi un grand plaisir de lire ce roman du XIXe siècle. J'y ai retrouvé un style d'écriture que je connaissais bien dans mon enfance, lorsque je lisais Dickens, Féval, Dumas et bien d'autres. Cela n'est pas seulement un divertissement, on découvre la société et les moeurs de l'époque. Une lecture féministe du livre est possible (M. E. Braddon est une femme).… (mere)
 
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vie-tranquille | 82 andre anmeldelser | Dec 29, 2023 |
This was a pretty fun book with plenty of Victorian soliloquies and dramatizations. Haha! Very typical 19th century sensation novel---oh, if only Jane Austen could have read it! We might have been treated to something inspired to rival Northanger Abbey in her old age. While I thought the "villain" ultimately deserved a lot worse than was doled out, I was satisfied overall with the ending.
 
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classyhomemaker | 82 andre anmeldelser | Dec 11, 2023 |

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