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    Mary Elizabeth Braddon's "Lady Audley's Secret" - Is Lady Audley Mad? Mary Elizabeth Braddon's "Lady Audley's Secret" was published in 1861 and was a big success: a best-seller that sold over one million copies in book form. The protagonist, Helen Maldon - also known as Helen Talboys, Lucy Graham and Lady Audley - is a poor young beautiful woman when she marries the dragoon George Talboys, but his money only lasts for one year of luxury. When he no longer is able to offer her the life she always

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    In this chapter, Lady Audley greatly discusses how she would likely kill Robert Audley so he will not say anything. She states, “If he stood before me, and I could kill him…I would do it!” (Braddon, 640). She greatly fears that Robert Audley will tell everyone the truth so she describes on different methods on how to keep him silent. Also, in this chapter, Lady Audley leaves a candle lit in Phoebe Marks room so she can kill Robert Audley. She tells Phoebe that the wind blew out the fire when, in

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    Robert’s Transformation in Lady Audley’s Secret Robert Audley plays a major role in Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret. Robert is the nephew of Sir Michael Audley, and the young Lady Audley is his new step-aunt. The novel follows Robert in his quest to uncover the secret surrounding Audley Court and his friend, George Talboys. Within the first half of the novel, the reader watches Robert transform himself from being happy-go-lucky with no cares at all in the world to a man devoted

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    Elements of a Successful Novel

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    What makes a great novel? What makes a great novel? Is it the unknown, the lies, the secrets, the drive to figure out what going on? Many writers have express many opinions on what they believe makes a great novel. Some feel it’s the mystery within the novel. Some feel it the underlying message that the author is trying to portray the reader, and others may feel it is the rising action of drama and conflict of the characters within the story. All these assumptions and opinions can be true. Every

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    in Charlote Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret explore this theme of madness. Victorian society places rigid gender constructions of femininity and it is these novels that challenge the societal restraints designed to keep women constrained. When comparing the two novels, it is evident that there are different representations of madness as well as different fates of the characters that are accused of being mad, Lady Audley and Bertha. It was seen as though if one was unable

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    Lady Audleys Secret

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    The Style and Genre of Lady Audley’s Secret Lady Audley’s Secret, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, is a novel of many elements. It has been placed in many different style or genre categories since its publication. I feel that it best fits under the melodrama or sensational genre, and under the subgenre of mystery. It contains significant elements of both types of writing, so I feel it is best to recognize both, keeping in mind that melodrama is its main device and mystery is a type of Victorian

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    Century The "sensation novels" began to appear during the mid-to-late 1800's.  The term first used by W. M. Thackeray, in his own Cornhill Magazine, was in reference to "a particular literary or dramatic phenomenon."   Courtroom scenes, corpses, secrets, adultery, insanity and prostitution were all staples of the novel's plot that would offer the many unexpected twists and turns of the story.  The author's goal was to have the reader feel basic sensations-shock, disbelief, horror, suspense, sexual

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    1. Gender Roles in Jane Eyre and Lady Audley's Secret In both Jane Eyre and Lady Audley's Secret there is a central man and central women which the novel follows around. Both of the novels titles are of women but while Jane Eyre follows the life of Jane, Lady Audley's Secret follows around Robert Audley. These two novels were wildly popular amongst both men and women during the time. The fact that both of these titles allude to the novel being mainly about a woman shows some of the progress that

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    The most common definition of mental illness is a condition that affects a person’s behavior, mood, or thought processes. In the past century the field of psychology which studies and attempts to understand how humans think, has made tremendous progress and much needed improvement. Treatment of the mentally ill has also improved since Victorian times. As science becomes more advanced, further insight into the human mind is discovered and beliefs that used to hold true are disproved. The Victorian

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    Victorian Age

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    The Year 1837 was very significant. It was not only the year that Queen Victoria acceded the throne, but also the year that a new literary age was coined. The Victorian Age, more formally known, was a time of great prosperity in Great Britain's literature. The Victorian Age produced a variety of changes. Political and social reform produced a variety of reading among all classes. The lower-class became more self-conscious, the middle class more powerful and the rich became more vulnerable. The novels

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