"[I]t belongs with her very best novels ... marks a new departure in its bold and delicate exploration of human psychology and in its economy of style." - Robert Lee Wolff
Pregnant and unmarried, seventeen-year-old Irene Thelliston has been sent home from India in disgrace to live with her aunt in rural Ireland. Only one person knows her secret: Lady Mary Harling, a fellow passenger on her sea voyage, who pities her misfortunes and solemnly swears never to divulge her secret. Years later, to Lady Mary's horror, the beautiful Irene arrives in London and becomes engaged to her son Conrad, who has a secret of his own, having spent seven years in a madhouse after a broken heart left him insane. Lady Mary is desperate to prevent the marriage, but how can she, without violating her oath? And when Irene's handsome seducer appears on the scene and threatens to come between Irene and Conrad, can their love endure or will Conrad relapse into madness?
Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835-1915) was one of the most popular and prolific authors of the Victorian era, publishing 85 books, including the sensational bestsellers Lady Audley's Secret (1862) and Aurora Floyd (1863). This new edition of one of her most interesting novels, Dead Love Has Chains (1907), is the first in more than a century and features a new introduction and notes by Laurence Talairach-Vielmas.
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Book Description Sensation Press N.D., East Sussex, UK. Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. A bright, clean copy. ; 8vo ; 103 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 226126
Book Description Hastings : Sensation Press, 2001. Originalbroschur. Book Condition: Wie neu. 102 S. Neuwertig. - Mary Elizabeth Braddon was a British Victorian era popular novelist. She is best known for her 1862 sensation novel Lady Audley's Secret. - Seventeen year old Irene has been sent home from India in disgrace, she is pregnant and unmarried. Only one person in society knows her secret and this woman, Lady Mary, although unsympathetic, has sworn to keep her confidence. Some time later,; after Irene has lost her baby, her father launches her in London society to find a rich husband. To Lady Mary's horror she becomes engaged to her son Conrad. . When her former lover reappears in her life, Irene has to decide between the secure but dull Conrad and thé passionate and overbearing man from her past. ISBN 1902580109 Wir versenden am Tag der Bestellung von Montag bis Freitag. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Bookseller Inventory # 970477
Book Description Sensation Press, Hastings, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Mint. First Thus. DEAD LOVE HAS CHAINS. Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Sensation Press, Hastings. 2001 First Thus. ISBN 1902580109 104pp Paperback. This copy is in mint, seemingly unread, condition in illustrated card covers as issued. The publisher's original flyer for this book is laid in. Written by Braddon when she was in her seventies this was one of her most daring novels and certainly one of her most interesting late novels. If the title "King of Sensation" rightly belongs to Wilkie Collins for inaugurating the genre of the Sensation Novel with The Woman in White in 1860, the title "Queen of Sensation" probably should be awarded to the prolific and highly influential Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835-1915) Known in the second half of the 1800s as the "Queen of the Circulating Libraries," Mary Elizabeth Braddon had immediate success as a novelist upon the publication of her first novel, Lady Audley's Secret, in 1862. Her second, Aurora Floyd, which appeared the following year, was equally popular. Braddon stoked the phenomenon of the "sensation novel," which had first appeared in England with the publication of Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White (1860) and Mrs. Henry Wood's East Lynne (1861). Sensation novels, which were frequently serialized, played out mystery, violent crime, and intrigue in ordinary middle- and upper-middle-class settings. The popularity of sensation novels coincided with two key events in the history of reading in England: the repeal of the stamp duty on paper in 1855 (which dramatically increased the circulation of newspapers and generated a larger reading public for them), and the proliferation of circulating libraries throughout the Victorian period, where "triple-decker" Victorian novels were plentiful and easy to obtain. Braddon's life itself could have provided ample material for her novels. She had a brief career on the provincial stage from 1857 to 1860. In 1862, she began to live with the publisher John Maxwell, at whose request she wrote Lady Audley's Secret in a matter of weeks to boost circulation of his fledgling magazine. Maxwell was married at the time to a woman who was institutionalized. Braddon married Maxwell in 1874, but in the intervening years had given birth to six children while rearing five from his earlier marriage. The sensation genre which Braddon was instrumental in popularizing remained vibrant throughout the rest of the century, although its heyday was the 1860s. Braddon would go on to write more than 80 books, most of them novels, during her lifetime; she could count among her admirers Lord Tennyson, Charles Dickens, William Makepeace Thackeray, Henry James, and Prime Minister William Gladstone. Although conservative critics lambasted sensation novels for their violence and "immorality," an argument can be made that they mirrored the social landscape of the 1860s, in which novels and newspapers both brought prosperous middle-class Victorians into confrontation with the underbelly of English prosperity: poverty, prisons, and madness. This is just one of a great number of her books that I am selling on this site. Ref AA3 Size: 104pp. Bookseller Inventory # 009015