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John Marchmont's Legacy

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"I am simply steeped in Miss Braddon."--Alfred Lord Tennyson
Tennyson was not the only Victorian reader to be captivated by Mary Elizabeth Braddon's fiction. While still in her mid-twenties, Braddon scored two remarkable hits with the sensational Lady Audley's Secret and Aurora Floyd. In John Marchmont's Legacy, Braddon offers a plot charged with drama and mystery, its eer
Paperback, 506 pages
Published October 28th 1999 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1863)
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Sensation novels are by their very nature plot driven but this one has more three dimensional characters than most. The "baddies" in such works are often purely evil by nature but here Mrs Braddon does attempt to give us some psychological insight into their character (the story has a male and a female villain plus one willing accomplice). A satisfying and entertaining read.
This is a wonderful read. Braddon had a fantastic way with words.They flowed beautifully and almost poetic at times.
There are many diverse characters, including a nasty villain.
This novel includes many emotions. I had trouble putting it down and I would recommended this to anyone who loves good story telling.
Loved Olivia, the "ante-heroine", rather than Mary, or any other of the main characters. Out of all others, she is the most fascinating and best developed character, and the best remembered, despite the gripping sensational plot.
Stunning portrait of a woman obsessed....
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Mary Elizabeth Braddon was a British Victorian era popular novelist. She was an extremely prolific writer, producing some 75 novels with very inventive plots. The most famous one is her first novel, Lady Audley's Secret (1862), which won her recognition and fortune as well. The novel has been in print ever since, and has been dramatised and filmed several times.

Braddon also founded Belgravia Magaz
More about Mary Elizabeth Braddon...
Lady Audley's Secret The Doctor's Wife Aurora Floyd The Trail of the Serpent Good Lady Ducayne

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