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Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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Mar 31, 2009

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bookshelves: classics, fiction, victorian
Read in April, 2009

** spoiler alert ** I have very conflicting views of the main characters. On one hand, I feel very sorry for Lucy. She's a victim of her past; she has been through sad times. However, while George was a total prick for leaving his wife and child, I didn't justify that being a good reason to take the man's life. Sure, he was going to expose her for who she really was, but the fact that she thought that was a good reason to kill him, well, just shows that she's just a bit off the mark. Do I think she was mad? No. And I don't really think Robert thought she was mad, either.

The last chapter unnerved me a tad. Robert and George feeling happy with their lives and Lucy left to die in a mental institution. I'm not sure how I felt. Sure, she pushed him down a well and thought he was dead, but he wasn't. And with the truth out, I thought Lucy could maybe get another chance at life. It was kind of a sad ending.

And the poor kid. No one seemed to give a crap about him!

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