Lady Audley’s Secret

Lady Audley’s Secret

by

Mary Elizabeth Braddon

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Georgey is the young son of Lady Audley and George Talboys, the grandson of Lieutenant Maldon, and the ward of Robert Audley. After both his parents abandon him, Georgey spends his early years growing up in poverty with his grandfather. Robert eventually removes Little Georgey from Maldon’s care and places him in a boarding school. At the end of the story, Georgey lives in peace and happiness with his father, Robert Audley, and Clara Talboys.

Georgey Quotes in Lady Audley’s Secret

The Lady Audley’s Secret quotes below are all either spoken by Georgey or refer to Georgey. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Oxford University Press edition of Lady Audley’s Secret published in 1987.
Volume 3, Chapter 10 Quotes

Two years have passed since the May twilight in which Robert found his old friend; and Mr Audley’s dream of a fairy cottage had been realized…Here amongst the lilies and the rushes on the sloping bank, a brave boy of eight years old plays with a toddling baby…

Mr Audley is a rising man upon the home circuit by this time, and has distinguished himself in the great breach of promise case of Hobbs v. Nobbs.

Related Characters: Robert Audley, George Talboys, Georgey
Page Number: 378
Explanation and Analysis:
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Georgey Character Timeline in Lady Audley’s Secret

The timeline below shows where the character Georgey appears in Lady Audley’s Secret. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Volume 1, Chapter 2
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...His wife’s father was an alcoholic scammer who used his daughter to ensnare a rich son-in-law. George comes from a rich family, but his own father cut him off once he... (full context)
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Motivated by his love for his wife and son, George worked hard and made a fortune prospecting gold. Only a week before he departed... (full context)
Volume 1, Chapter 5
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...the cabin of Captain Maldon (Helen’s father), where they learn Maldon is out with his grandson. In the cabin, they see a portrait of George, but the matching portrait of Helen... (full context)
Volume 1, Chapter 6
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...does not know George and that he only loves his grandpa. Maldon admits that Little Georgey has a temper, since he’s been spoiled. (full context)
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George says Little Georgey should stay with Maldon. George says he will return to Australia as soon as possible.... (full context)
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...ask more questions. He and Robert leave, and George makes Robert the legal guardian of Georgey. (full context)
Volume 1, Chapter 7
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...his wife. He remarks to Robert about how, unlike physical injuries, one cannot tell a person’s emotional injuries from the outside. George also feels regret that he cannot fulfill the role... (full context)
Volume 1, Chapter 11
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...George was never his friend so that he would not have to care about another person so much. Robert imagines George going down to Southampton to see Georgey, then imagines him... (full context)
Volume 1, Chapter 12
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...then goes to Southampton, to Mr. Maldon’s cabin. There he finds Mr. Maldon and Little Georgey. Robert remarks how Georgey looks like his father but is completely unlike George in behavior.... (full context)
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Robert asks Georgey if he saw George last night. The little boy says he didn’t. Maldon says Georgey... (full context)
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...George and others have mistreated him. He continues to lament his poverty and then takes Georgey to bed. (full context)
Volume 1, Chapter 13
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...from George or harmed George in order to get the 20,000-pound inheritance Robert manages for Georgey. He concludes that neither of these options explains the telegram. (full context)
Volume 2, Chapter 1
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...for the worst, and the worst has come.” He knows that he must first place Georgey in a new home. (full context)
Volume 2, Chapter 2
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...at Southampton and is appalled by the poverty he sees around him. He sees a child’s funeral procession and thinks about how if anything happened to Georgey, he would be responsible.... (full context)
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Mrs. Plowson remains fidgety and seems to know who Robert is. Georgey babbles on about his watch... (full context)
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Mrs. Plowson tries to hush Georgey, saying he might be annoying Robert. Georgey rambles on about Mrs.... (full context)
Volume 2, Chapter 3
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Robert tells Maldon that he intends to take Georgey away. Maldon admits that he always knew either Robert or George would take Georgey away.... (full context)
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Maldon repeats over and over that he does not believe that George is dead. Mrs. Plowson and Georgey reenter the room and Georgey attempts to comfort his crying grandpa by saying... (full context)
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Maldon agrees to let Robert take Georgey away. Robert assures him that he will take Georgey to a good school and will... (full context)
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...a good school in Southampton and meets with the headmaster. He tells the headmaster that Georgey is to have no visitors unless they have a letter with Robert’s authorization. Robert then... (full context)
Volume 2, Chapter 9
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...Barkamb says Helen left abruptly. She says that Helen attempted to support herself through music lessons after George’s abandonment, but Maldon spent all her money. After a fight with her father,... (full context)
Volume 3, Chapter 3
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...him to try and get employment,” but he didn’t succeed. She gave birth to their son and “the crisis which had been fatal to my mother arose for me.” Lady Audley... (full context)
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...in poverty, having to labor even though George’s father was rich. She didn’t love her son because he was only a burden to her. She began to have “fits of violence... (full context)
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...tears due to his anxiety over George. Lady Audley sat down to play with her son, who viewed her as a stranger. When the child’s caretaker Mrs. Plowson came in, Lady... (full context)
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...visited Matilda and confirmed she bore a passing resemblance to herself. Lady Audley bribed Mrs. Plowson and then instructed Maldon to find lodgings and a doctor while referring to Matilda as... (full context)
Volume 3, Chapter 10
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...now plays with a toddler. Mr. Audley has made a successful career as a barrister. Georgey Talboys is still at school but often comes to the cottage to visit George, who... (full context)