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Good Lady Ducayne

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I put her down at a hundred--not a year less, ' replied the parson. 'Her reminiscences all go back to the Regency. She was evidently then in her zenith; and I have heard her say things that showed she was in Parisian society when the First Empire was at its best--before Josephine was divorced.'
Paperback, 48 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1869)
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This story is charmingly-written, after a disctintly quaint fashion.
But spare me plots involving impoverished innocent bourgeois girls rescued in the nick of time by the extreme manliness of a yuppie bachelor who happened to fall in pity with her!
Buena narrativa, historia simple. Aunque el hecho de que mantenga siempre un aura de misterio algo macabra fue la mejor parte.
This is a great story, the kind that really creeps you out because everything seems so . . . normal, at first. But strange things are afoot, and there's more going on beneath the surface than people realize.

The characters in the novella seem like average people, living their Victorian era lives. A genteel but poor young woman making her living as a companion to an older, wealthy woman- this is the very archetype of fiction. But this is no cliched story. I thoroughly enjoyed- well written, and I
What a clever story and interesting take on the popular vampire myth during the Victorian era. Ingenious way of combining science and the fantastical, logic and the macabre. Sparkling wit, captured me where previously Mary Shelley had failed to do so in a similar vein. Can't wait to read more of Braddon's works!
I love Mary Elizabeth Braddon. This was a great short story about a life extension experiment gone horribly wrong set in quaint English enclaves in the Italian Riviera.

Bueno para un rato.
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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
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