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Lady Audley's Secret
By Juliet Stevenson (narrator) and M. E. Braddon
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Publication date August 1, 2007
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781904605966
ISBN-10 1904605966
Dimensions 0 by 5 by 5.50 in.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $29.95
Other format details audio
Summaries and Reviews
Lucy Graham marries Sir Michael Audley and all seems well and good. Shortly afterwards, Sir Michael's nephew, Robert Audley, welcomes an old friend of his, George Talboys. George has returned after 3 years and is anxious to get news of his wife, Helen. But he reads in the newspaper that she has died, and suffers a breakdown. description: Product Description:

The novel was first published in 1862 in serial form. This production read by Juliet Stevenson marks the first audio release of one of Victorian England's most sensational reads. Dealing with bigamy, murder and madness it begs the question: can women and men ever really depend on one another, even within marriage...?

When young Lucy Graham marries Sir Michael Audley all seems well and good. Sir Michael is thoroughly devoted to his new bride and Lady Audley takes great pleasure in her privileged position at Audley Court. But Sir Michael's daughter Alicia is frustrated and uncomfortable with her stepmother's girlish ways.
Shortly afterwards, Sir Michael's nephew, the attractive but lazy barrister Robert Audley, welcomes back to England an old friend of his, George Talboys. The pair visit the Court for some sport, where George disappears in mysterious circumstances. Robert Audley is spurred into action, taking up the case with a newfound passion and energy. Like the best detective novels, and with some wonderful melodrama thrown in for good measure, the plot unravels at a pace until the truth is revealed about Lady Audley's Secret.

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