Lady Audley's Secret

Mary Elizabeth BRADDON (1835 - 1915)

Mary Elizabeth Braddon's first novel, Lady Audley's Secret, was one of the most popular English novels of its day. Published serially in 1862, it tells the story of the lovely Lucy Graham, who becomes Lady Audley at the beginning of the novel, and who conceals a scandalous secret from her new husband and his family. The plot, which includes madness, bigamy, attempted murder, and seduction, made this a shocking but highly successful story for Victorian audiences. It remains one of the best examples of 19th century sensational fiction, and is a wonderfully absorbing book. (Summary written by gloriana).

Genre(s): Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 – Lucy Elizabeth Klett
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Play 02 02 – On Board the Argus Elizabeth Klett
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Play 03 03 – Hidden Relics Elizabeth Klett
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Play 04 04 – In the First Page of ‘The Times’ Elizabeth Klett
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Play 05 05 – The Headstone at Ventnor Elizabeth Klett
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Play 06 06 – Anywhere, Anywhere Out of the World Elizabeth Klett
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Play 07 07 – After a Year Elizabeth Klett
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Play 08 08 – Before the Storm Elizabeth Klett
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Play 09 09 – After the Storm Elizabeth Klett
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Play 10 10 – Missing Elizabeth Klett
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Play 11 11 – The Mark Upon My Lady’s Wrist Elizabeth Klett
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Play 12 12 – Still Missing Elizabeth Klett
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Play 13 13 – Troubled Dreams Elizabeth Klett
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Play 14 14 – Phoebe’s Suitor Elizabeth Klett
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Play 15 15 – On the Watch Elizabeth Klett
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Play 16 16 – Robert Audley Gets His Conge Elizabeth Klett
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Play 17 17 – At the Castle Inn Elizabeth Klett
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Play 18 18 – Robert Receives a Visitor Whom He Had Scarcely Expected Elizabeth Klett
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Play 19 19 – The Writing in the Book Elizabeth Klett
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Play 20 20 – Mrs. Plowson Elizabeth Klett
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Play 21 21 – Little Georgey Leaves His Old Home Elizabeth Klett
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Play 22 22 – Coming to a Standstill Elizabeth Klett
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Play 23 23 – Clara Elizabeth Klett
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Play 24 24 – George’s Letters Elizabeth Klett
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Play 25 25 – Retrograde Investigation Elizabeth Klett
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Play 26 26 – So Far and No Farther Elizabeth Klett
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Play 27 27 – Beginning at the Other End Elizabeth Klett
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Play 28 28 – Hidden in the Grave Elizabeth Klett
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Play 29 29 – In the Lime-Walk Elizabeth Klett
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Play 30 30 – Preparing the Ground Elizabeth Klett
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Play 31 31 – Phoebe’s Petition Elizabeth Klett
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Play 32 32 – The Red Light in the Sky Elizabeth Klett
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Play 33 33 – The Bearer of the Tidings Elizabeth Klett
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Play 34 34 – My Lady Tells the Truth Elizabeth Klett
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Play 35 35 – The Hush That Succeeds the Tempest Elizabeth Klett
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Play 36 36 – Doctor Mosgrave’s Advice Elizabeth Klett
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Play 37 37 – Buried Alive Elizabeth Klett
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Play 38 38 – Ghost-Haunted Elizabeth Klett
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Play 39 39 – Restored Elizabeth Klett
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Play 40 40 – At Peace Elizabeth Klett
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