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Aurora Floyd (Paperback): Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Aurora Floyd (Paperback)

Mary Elizabeth Braddon; Edited by P.D. Edwards

Series: Oxford World's Classics

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With Lady Audley's Secret, Mary Elizabeth Braddon had established herself, alongside Wilkie Collins and Mrs Henry Wood, as one of the ruling triumvirate of sensation novelists'. Aurora Floyd (1862-3), following hot on its heels, achieved almost equal popularity and notoriety.
Like Lady Audley, Aurora is a beautiful young woman bigamously married and threatened with exposure by a blackmailer. But in Aurora Floyd, and in many of the novels written in imitation of it, bigamy is little more than a euphemism, a device to enable the heroine, and vicariously the reader, to enjoy the forbidden sweets of adultery without adulterous intentions. Passionate, sometimes violent, Aurora does succeed in enjoying them, her desires scarcely chastened by her disastrous first marriage. She represents a challenge to the mid-Victorian sexual code, and particularly to the feminine ideal of simpering, angelic young ladyhood.
P. D. Edward's introduction evaluates the novel's leading place among bigamy-novels' and Braddon's treatment of the power struggle between the sexes, as well as considering the similarities between the author and her heroine.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum 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, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Oxford World's Classics
Release date: December 2008
First published: April 2009
Authors: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Editors: P.D. Edwards
Dimensions: 196 x 131 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 474
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-955516-1
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > General
Books > Fiction > Special features > Classic fiction
LSN: 0-19-955516-8
Barcode: 9780199555161

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