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    Description'Coward! Sneak! May good men shun him, from henceforth! may his Queen refuse to receive him! You, an earl's daughter! Oh, Isabel! How utterly you have lost yourself!' When the aristocratic Lady Isabel abandons her husband and children for her wicked seducer, more is at stake than moral retribution. 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. 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. 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.


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    Title
    East Lynne
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ellen Wood, Edited by Elisabeth Jay
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 704
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 479 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199536030
    ISBN 10: 0199536031
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    B&T Approval Code: A25403248, A25011900
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, FIC030000
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FH
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Elisabeth Jay's published work includes a literary biography of Margaret Oliphant, an edition of Oliphant's autobiography (OUP) and her novel Miss Marjoribanks (Penguin), and a series of books on nineteenth-century literature and religion.
    Review quote
    Excellent introduction, nicely presented.