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Il segreto di Lady Audley[Reading] ➷ Il segreto di Lady Audley By Mary Elizabeth Braddon – Varanus.us Sir Michael Audley, da anni vedovo, sposa l incantevole e giovane Miss Lucy Graham, istitutrice dal povero passato, i cui capricci scatenano la gelosia della piccola Alicia, figlia di primo letto Un g Sir Michael di Lady MOBI ☆ Audley, da anni vedovo, sposa l incantevole e giovane Miss Lucy Graham, istitutrice dal povero passato, i cui capricci scatenano la gelosia della piccola Alicia, figlia di primo letto Un giorno, per , Robert Audley, lo sfaccendato nipote, conduce con Il segreto ePUB ¹ s in visita George Talboys, un caro amico prostrato da una recente vedovanza O cos sembra Geroge, infatti, scomparir misteriosamente e sar l amico Robert, le cui doti di tenacia e intelligenza sono state finora celate da un carattere indolente, a intraprendere un segreto di Lady MOBI ó indagine dai risvolti inattesi che condurr allo scioccante e imprevedibile colpo di scena finale Romanzo di impianto vittoriano dall intreccio coinvolgente e dallo stile impeccabile, Il segreto di Lady Audley riscosse alla sua pubblicazione uno straordinario successo di pubblico e provoc un acceso dibattito sulla figura della sua protagonista, che dietro l aspetto angelico e fragile nasconde una tempra volitiva, una passionalit e una determinazione che sconcertarono i suoi contemporanei e che ancora oggi ci avvincono.

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  • 11 May 2017
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  1. says:

    whatever could be Lady Audley s secret could it be murder miscegenation malfeasance misdirected malevolence ending in tears, tragedy, and general tawdriness an assumed identity flatulence that not so fresh feeling bigamy bigotry child abuse child abandonment une affaire de coeur une affaire de blanchiment d argent well, all or some of those things may or may not be a part of this novel but they are not the secret in question Lady Audley s terrible, terrible secret is view whatever could be Lady Audley s secret could it be murder miscegenation malfeasance misdirected malevolence ending in tears, tragedy, and general tawdriness an assumed identity flatulence that not so fresh feeling bigamy bigotry child abuse child abandonment une affaire de coeur une affaire de blanchiment d argent well, all or some of those things may or may not be a part of this novel but they are not the secret in question Lady Audley s terrible, terrible secret is view spoiler ha did you actually think i was going to tell you think again, sucker hide spoiler this ripping victorian yarn is a tale of deceit and possible death, of class barriers breached, a man gone missing, long held love and quick infatuation, uptight upper class twits mercilessly skewered and drunken lower class buffoons broadly lampooned it has brilliant and ambitious Lady Audley and her equally ambitious but rather less brilliant servant it has one of thecharming protagonists i ve come across the lazy, well meaning, animal loving young barrister Robert Audley, whose favored activities are smoking his pipe and napping it has mystery, intrigue, vengeance, and dark rainy nights where evil deeds are afoot and hey, guess what, it subverts paradigms sorta.Mary Elizabeth Braddon was a popular writer of what appears to be a million potboilers during everyone s favorite english time period, The Victorian Era nowadays she is practically unknown that s rather sad because she deserves much better the novel is stylish and very easy going down it is the opposite of a torturous experience it is delightful and beautifully written as well a winding but briskly paced narrative with fascinating and often amusing characters, fun twists and turns, overstuffed with lavish description and poetic imagery, and best of all an ironically formal and sneakily caustic authorial voice the wonderful wit in this novel is delicious delicious i just used that word to describe a novel i feel like Oscar Wilde or Dame Edna.if you ve read this one, then you know the real selling point LADY AUDLEY ROCKS the english class system is no barrier to her dreams i d hesitate to call her a feminist icon, but she knows how to make things happen and how to take care of business such a great villainess and i barely consider her to be villainous some spoilers follow but i m still not giving away Lady Audley s secret mainly because i think it is a rather tedious secret and one of the weaker elements of the novel.i am confident that Braddon knew exactly what she was doing when she crafted the character of Lady Audley this wondrous psychopath utterly rejects her so called place in life as some drudge in a small town she uses the weapons she has at her disposal to get ahead her doll like beauty, her sweet and cheery smile that lights up a room and makes you feel like you are the most important person in that room, her perfect poise and her perfect manners, her truly phenomenal talent at lying, and her quick thinking ability to promptly push an annoyingly threatening fellow right down a well throughout the novel, i was 100% on Lady Audley s team i love seeing class systems scorned by the underclass and i love seeing them mercilessly dismantled even if it is a brief and inevitably foiled uprising Spartacus so yeah, Lady Audley i love her her pride, her machinations, her capacity for violence, her elegant skill at avoiding public confrontations with annoying nobodies like resentful stepdaughters, clingy first husbands, and nosy young barristers oh, Lady Audley, you are the dreamiest of mercenaries


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    What do we know of the mysteries that may hang about the houses we enter I was both intrigued and hesitant to read this mid nineteenth century work First of all, I just had to know this huge secret that Lady Audley would presumably be keeping from us Secondly, this is labeled as a sensation novel, which to me goes hand in hand with that dreaded term melodrama I don t necessarily mind a bit of verbosity here and there in my classic fiction, in fact I somewhat expect it However, melodrama iWhat do we know of the mysteries that may hang about the houses we enter I was both intrigued and hesitant to read this mid nineteenth century work First of all, I just had to know this huge secret that Lady Audley would presumably be keeping from us Secondly, this is labeled as a sensation novel, which to me goes hand in hand with that dreaded term melodrama I don t necessarily mind a bit of verbosity here and there in my classic fiction, in fact I somewhat expect it However, melodrama is an element I prefer to steer clear of I must say I was pleasantly surprised The taste of melodrama did not turn me off completely Rather, it only forced me to shave a star from my rating Otherwise, I quite enjoyed this I won t really get into the plot, as it would be too revealing The author gives away a bit too much up front However, there is muchto discover farther along, so don t set it aside too quickly should you choose to pick this one up someday I relished the gothic atmosphere and the frequent foreshadowing Audley Court, home to Sir Michael Audley and his much younger second wife, Lady Audley, is an idyllic sort of home but with an aura of mystery about it much like its inhabitantsA noble place inside as well as out, a noble place a house in which you incontinently lost yourself if ever you were so rash as to attempt to penetrate its mysteries alone The characters too are sharply sketched Robert Audley, barrister and nephew to Sir Michael, is depicted as an idle fellow One of those types that we would now call book smart , but lacking in the area of common sense perhaps Educated yet aimless However, when a person dear to his heart turns up missing, the spark is lit and he is jolted into action He becomes a man obsessedThe one idea of his life had become his master He was the bonden slave of one gloomy thought one horrible presentiment His wits are pitted against those of Lady Audley, a woman who may not be the childlike, helpless young lady she appears to be The proud yet neglected stepdaughter, Alicia Audley, may be on to my lady, but isn t she just being a tad bit jealous of all the attention daddy now gives to the new woman in his life Maybe not after all, the instincts of animals usually prove to be correct, don t theyShe may bewitch every man in Essex, but she d never make friends with my dog I have to admit, I became rather intrigued as the plot moved along towards the second half of the novel It was quite thrilling, in fact I may have guessed a bit here and there, but I didn t quite figure out as much as I expected I would The end may have been a bit too neat and tidy the author even admits this to her audience at the end I ll gladly accept her apology, as this was a fun romp despite the pat endingFoul deeds have been done under the most hospitable roofs terrible crimes have been committed amid the fairest scenes, and have left no trace upon the spot where they were done


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    After around fifty pages or so of reading this I was incredibly disappointed I d found out what Lady Audley s secret was I didn t really want to read any further But, that s what I was meant to think Her actual secret isn t revealed to the very end And, I must say, I was rather surprised I didn t see it coming It was quite a shocking discovery I d spent the rest of the novel is a state of absolute certainty regarding the secret I thought it was quite a crap secret to be honest Well, no After around fifty pages or so of reading this I was incredibly disappointed I d found out what Lady Audley s secret was I didn t really want to read any further But, that s what I was meant to think Her actual secret isn t revealed to the very end And, I must say, I was rather surprised I didn t see it coming It was quite a shocking discovery I d spent the rest of the novel is a state of absolute certainty regarding the secret I thought it was quite a crap secret to be honest Well, not entirely crap, but revealed too early within the narrative It disrupted the narrative drive, I felt like I had nothing new to discover But, again, that s because it wasn t the real secret It was a red herring meant to throw the reader off The result of this was a pleasant surprise towards the end, though it also meant that the first third of the novel were incredibly slow, whereas the last parts were intense and utterly gripping Overall, it was a fairly enjoyable book, but I could not get over my lack of engagement with it in the beginning Its purposeful obviousness made me want to stop reading, but it did make up for it in the end My intellect is a little way upon the wrong side of that narrow boundary line between sanity and insanity This is a sensational novel, so it was written with two purposes The first was to shock its readership and the second was to make money It has the obvious shock factor The fact of what Lady Audley has done is incredibly shocking, and her true secret is evensurprising To a Victorian audience this would have been scandalous But, I don t feel that there s much beyond that Yes, the plot had its moments, but literature like this needsthan an exciting plot When I read a book like this I want to have emotions beyond a simple shocking I want to see and feel the characters But, I just couldn t There was an element of emotional depth missing in this I did like the detective aspects They became quite thrilling The exploration of the meaning of sanity was the most memorable thing of the novel It follows the idea that it can be internalised and self created In the circumstance this was quite horrendous, but it was also an appropriate reaction The Victorians didn t understand what could, and what could not, be inherited from our parents thus, this character has practically devised their own fate through their pitiful ignorance The stand offs between Robert Audley and Lady Audley were very tense I was expecting to see something explosive happen after them You seem to have quite a taste for discussing these horrible subjects, she said, rather scornfully you ought to have been a detective police officer I sometimes think I should have been a good one Why Because I am patientWell he has good reason to be I m saying noThere was also the separate issue that my university insisted that we read it in periodical segments We were to read a few chapters each week I found this quite difficult I read a lot of different books So, to have a massive break like that between chapters meant that I d actually forgotten most of what happened the week before I had to rely on plot summaries to remind myself of what actually had happened in the book I seriously recommend avoiding this Whilst it may be quaint to read it in the same manner of the Victorians, I know for a fact that it hindered my appreciation of the novel I ve tried to be deliberately cryptic in my review This book relies on its shock factor, and I didn t want to give anything away with a plot summary it would spoil it This was a thrilling read, the detective elements and the shock factors made it quite exciting, but I think this was mainly the case in the second volume The third volume was very tense however, the first volume felt very, very, flat I did enjoy this, but I have no interest in reading anything else by this author


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    This was recommended to me as a cross between Austen Heyer but other than the abundance of grey eyes Heyer this book didn t remind me of either authorlike Conan Doyle or Poe.Fortunately I love Conan Doyle Poe.Fast paced at the start, the book slowed down about three quarters of the way through with a lot of exposition and a lot of melodramatic angst for modern tastes, view spoiler The Hero telling The Villainess his plan of action not just once was inexplicable hide s This was recommended to me as a cross between Austen Heyer but other than the abundance of grey eyes Heyer this book didn t remind me of either authorlike Conan Doyle or Poe.Fortunately I love Conan Doyle Poe.Fast paced at the start, the book slowed down about three quarters of the way through with a lot of exposition and a lot of melodramatic angstfor modern tastes, view spoiler The Hero telling The Villainess his plan of action not just once was inexplicable hide spoiler So, as usual I think the book would have been improved with a little pruning I don t think mental illness works quite the way Braddon writes it However, although Lucy is one of fiction s great evildoers, but I ve had to knock half a star off for an ending that really wimped out Edit Sorry to bump, but I m cleaning out my Photobucket account I found the jpg I intended to use for this review see above It really is perfect


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    Top Ten Secrets of Lady Audley10 is a dude9 is husband s mom8 killed somebody7 used to be hooker6 is screwing the gardener5 escaped from mental hospital4 baby is not husband s baby3 is slowly poisoning husband2 is dead husband just having creepy imaginary conversations with ghost 1 Sortof likes ColdplayThe mid 1800s saw the rise of the sensation novel, which brought the spooky atmosphere of the Gothic into normal peoples homes Now the spouse or other family member was the danger Top Ten Secrets of Lady Audley10 is a dude9 is husband s mom8 killed somebody7 used to be hooker6 is screwing the gardener5 escaped from mental hospital4 baby is not husband s baby3 is slowly poisoning husband2 is dead husband just having creepy imaginary conversations with ghost 1 Sortof likes ColdplayThe mid 1800s saw the rise of the sensation novel, which brought the spooky atmosphere of the Gothic into normal peoples homes Now the spouse or other family member was the danger Anthony Trollope suggested that they should be at the same time realistic and sensationaland both in the highest degree The most famous example is The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins the other two pioneers are East Lynne by Ellen Wood and this book right here The genre was immediately successful, and remains so today if you liked Gone Girl, here is its grandmother.And sensational it is, chock full of intrigue and reversals and madness Victorian madness, with its gleeful disregard for the DSM Foreshadowing oozes out its sides like an overstuffed sandwich Braddon addresses us directly, chatty, sarcastic, sometimes catty, often with what feels a little like misogyny We re repeatedly reminded of the horrible things that have been done by women since that day upon which eve was created, and the feminine prevarication the womanly trickery ladies are capable of Hints of sympathy emerge Lady Audley, she of the secret, knows what Every school girl learns sooner or later I learned that my ultimate fate in life depended upon my marriage She has no way to better her situation except by marriage, and so she s forced to pursue it by any means necessary But Braddon is no feminist.The characters are terrific Phlegmatic Robert Audley drifts his way through the mystery, sighing about all the effort He will learn seriousness, but not without trial he ll be forced to smoke innumerable shitty cigars Bratty Alice Audley not Lady her stepdaughter Such a nice girl, too, if she didn t bounce runs away with every scene she s in Lady Audley herself is a mighty femme fatale Braddon has a knack for great characters there are memorable ones in her early detective novel Blood of the Serpent too She shows an affinity for detective stories in both books.Braddon was very popular in her time, but she s faded now You wonder why, right This is a fun book, engaging and well designed It lacks something an authority, a certainty, maybe And it s not like there s a ton of doubt about how the mystery s going to be resolved I can t make a super forceful case for re elevating her She s good, not great, for me But I had a good time reading this book


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    This is a sadly forgotten but great 19th century sensation novel that rivals some of Wilkie Collins best books such as The Woman in White and the Moonstone Its also one of the first to feature a female villain which wasn t typical of early literature Nevertheless, this dynamic creates an interesting character study which discusses female motives and what they are capable of despite their beauty and grace This is a great book and it definitely needs to move closer to the top on your to read l This is a sadly forgotten but great 19th century sensation novel that rivals some of Wilkie Collins best books such as The Woman in White and the Moonstone Its also one of the first to feature a female villain which wasn t typical of early literature Nevertheless, this dynamic creates an interesting character study which discusses female motives and what they are capable of despite their beauty and grace This is a great book and it definitely needs to move closer to the top on your to read list


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    Loved thisgreat fun 4.5 stars, rounded down As I read Lady Audley s Secret, I kept thinking of Poe, Conan Doyle and Anne Bronte A nice combination, if I must say so myself Braddon has created an interesting story line and a creepy environment in which to plunk down her motley set of characters I loved the conflicting ideas that are present within Lady Audley herself and especially enjoyed the myriad ways she is viewed by the other characters in the story Her secret did surprise me, and Loved thisgreat fun 4.5 stars, rounded down As I read Lady Audley s Secret, I kept thinking of Poe, Conan Doyle and Anne Bronte A nice combination, if I must say so myself Braddon has created an interesting story line and a creepy environment in which to plunk down her motley set of characters I loved the conflicting ideas that are present within Lady Audley herself and especially enjoyed the myriad ways she is viewed by the other characters in the story Her secret did surprise me, and I confess I thought it would not Braddon does a wonderful job of creating atmosphere and her descriptive passages are delightful and vivid She plants red herrings and takes the mind into many dead end suppositions She made me laugh a little, but at the same time cringe In the end, I loved both her story and the way it was delivered While many things progressed in the novel exactly as I assumed they would, there were a few moments of complete surprise and that is always nice in this genre I will not hesitate to readof Braddon s work when I can fit it into my schedule


  8. says:

    Logically, this is not a book that should appeal to me What makes


  9. says:

    Lady Audley s secret is yet another Victorian sensational novel I read for the year My first such experience was The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins I have read that Collins and Ms Braddon are known as the best authors of the genre and that Lady Audley s secret is regarded as a rival to The Woman in White This knowledge made me want to read the book, and when a group to which I belong was intended upon reading this I couldn t resist the urge to join in I m very much glad that I did Told Lady Audley s secret is yet another Victorian sensational novel I read for the year My first such experience was The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins I have read that Collins and Ms Braddon are known as the best authors of the genre and that Lady Audley s secret is regarded as a rival to The Woman in White This knowledge made me want to read the book, and when a group to which I belong was intended upon reading this I couldn t resist the urge to join in I m very much glad that I did Told by an unknown narrator, the story is focused on a secret of a woman named Lady Audley and the ultimate revelation of what this guarded secret is When one reflects after the read, the story is a pretty simple and straight forward one But the beauty lies in the twists and turns Ms Braddon had so carefully employed to keep the reader guessing on what actually the secret is She lays down clues and throws hints here and there without giving way too much and keeping the secret well guarded until the time is right for a confession by Lady Audley I found the writing of Ms Braddon remarkable There is so much beauty in her metaphoric prose The subtle descriptions of a setting, a character or anything in general is so colourful that you are instantly transported to the time and setting of the story Though her writing is a little verbose at times, this was balanced with the use of simple dialogues The usage of such techniques made the read both interesting and quick The set of characters used are quite unique and intriguing The main male character, Robert Audley, is a young barrister He is lazy and purposeless but by fate, the discovery of Lady Audley s secret is forced on him The story is both this discovery and Robert s struggle to gather clues and evidence towards this discovery at the risk of his own life I really enjoyed reading how Robert s character was developed throughout the story From an idling and purposeless life, he was slowly but steadily uplifted to a responsible and intellectually mature one Throughout his journey to unveil the secret, he becomes determined and courageous and he finally understands his duties and responsibilities to his loved ones and to the society at large I was very much impressed with his character development While Robert Audley represented the detective, judge and the jury, and the executioner, the culprit was Lady Audley, a wicked and treacherous woman who uses her beauty to appease her mercenary intentions Lady Audley is undoubtedly the most dangerous female villain I have come across She is resourceful and has a surpassing strength of mind and she can only be compared to a demon in the guise of an angel The battle between these two main characters that were in opposite ends was really intriguing Throughout the read I was in the middle of a waging war waiting impatiently for the truth and justice to triumph All the other characters were well placed and developed in the course of the story They provided a well structured backdrop for the story Having read both The Woman in White and Lady Audley s Secret, I now understand why it is said that they rival each other While The Woman in White touches on the male villainy against innocent and unprotected females, in Lady Audley s Secret the gender role is switched here we find female villainy against the males It is said that Ms Braddon had admired The Woman in White but was not happy with the Collin s heroine Since I have also heard that The Woman in White served as an inspiration for Ms Braddon to pen Lady Audley s secret, I feel that Ms Braddon has purposefully used a character who has an incredible strength of mind and who is resourceful as the female lead, though she represented evil Both were great reads and I enjoyed both very much I m really glad that I came across these two books this year and they both have gained a position in my favourite classic shelf


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    Just like with Agnes Grey, this is one I d recommend for those looking to get into classics An approachable sensationalist Victorian novel, this book does raise some interesting questions about the lengths to which we will go to escape poverty It has intriguing characters and will provide good set up for other classics with a mystery angle I have Wilkie Collins in mind here But, as someone with some experience reading Victorian literature, this one failed to intrigue as much as I had hoped.

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