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Book Title: Henry Dunbar [annotated]|
The author of the book: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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Edition: Victorian Secrets Limited
Date of issue: October 28th 2012
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The size of the: 418 KB
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First published in 1864, Henry Dunbar includes all the classic ingredients of a sensation novel, including murder, fraud, mistaken identity, and a train accident. The dramatic nature of the tale led to it being adapted for the stage, most notably by Tom Taylor, with Henry Neville and Kate Terry in the lead roles.
This new edition includes a critical introduction by Anne-Marie Beller, suggestions for further reading, explantory notes, and additional contextual material:
* Contemporary reviews of the novel
* Examples of sensation fiction parodies
* Extract from Tom Taylor’s stage adaptation
* Review of theatrical performance
The Year’s Work in English Studies praised the “useful introduction” and “fascinating, helpful notes”, calling it an “excellent edition”.
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Read information about the authorMary Elizabeth Braddon was a British Victorian era popular novelist. She was an extremely prolific writer, producing some 75 novels with very inventive plots. The most famous one is her first novel, Lady Audley's Secret (1862), which won her recognition and fortune as well. The novel has been in print ever since, and has been dramatised and filmed several times.
Braddon also founded Belgravia Magazine (1866), which presented readers with serialized sensation novels, poems, travel narratives, and biographies, as well as essays on fashion, history, science. She also edited Temple Bar Magazine. Braddon's legacy is tied to the Sensation Fiction of the 1860s.
She is also the mother of novelist W.B. Maxwell.
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