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To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Overview Description Author Information. East Lynne Ellen Wood Mrs Henry Wood and Edited by Elisabeth Jay Oxford World's Classics Perhaps the best known "sensation novel" of all time, East Lynne is a fast-paced tale of suspense and melodrama featuring adultery, a villainous seducer, illegitimacy, murder, deception, and disguise The first modern edition to reproduce the first, three-volume edition of , which preserves the racy, slang-ridden flavor of Wood's orignal narrative, which was subsequently toned down to make the novel more refined Elisabeth Jay's introduction discusses sensation literature, the marriage laws of the time, fears of social promiscuity and middle-class anxieties, Ellen Wood's career and the long after-life of the novel on stage and screeen Up-to-date bibliography and helpful notes.

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Rent "East Lynne (Oxford World's Classics)" book by Ellen Wood

Clare's Lyric Stephanie Kuduk Weiner. Ellen Wood played upon the anxieties of the Victorian middle classes who feared a breakdown of the social order as divorce became more readily available and promiscuity threatened the sanctity of the family. In her novel the simple act of hiring a governess raises the spectres of murder, disguise, and adultery. Her sensation novel was devoured by readers from the Prince of Wales to Joseph Conrad and continued to fascinate theatre-goers and cinema audiences well into the next century.

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This edition returns for the first time to the racy, slang-ridden narrative of the first edition, rather than the subsequent stylistically 'improved' versions hitherto reproduced by modern editors. For over years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe.


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Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more. Note on the Text. Ellen Price born on