Mrs. Vincent is Lady Audley’s former employer. She provides the reference that earns Lady Audley (then going by the name Lucy Graham) the governess job with Mr. Dawson. Lady Audley later lies that Mrs. Vincent is deathly ill and has sent for Lady Audley, as an accuse to avoid a run-in with George at Audley Court. During his investigation, Robert finds Mrs. Vincent hiding out from her debts in London and confirms that she has never been deathly ill nor sent for her former employee. Mrs. Vincent remembers liking Lucy Graham very much and not questioning her about her background, given Lucy’s beautiful and seemingly innocent appearance.
Mrs. Vincent Character Timeline in Lady Audley’s Secret
The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Vincent appears in Lady Audley’s Secret. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Volume 1, Chapter 7
Volume 1, Chapter 11
Volume 2, Chapter 7
Volume 2, Chapter 8
Volume 3, Chapter 3