East Lynne

East Lynne

by Ellen Wood and Elisabeth Jay

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 08/05/2008

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'Coward! Sneak! May good men shun him, from henceforth! may his Queen refuse to receive him! You, an earl's daughter! Oh, Isabel! How utterly you have lost yourself!' 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 and promiscuity 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 cinema audiences 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature
from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by
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ISBN:
9780199536030
9780199536030
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
08-05-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
704
Dimensions (mm):
196x128x33mm
Weight:
0.48kg

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