Lady Audley’s Secret

Lady Audley’s Secret


Mary Elizabeth Braddon

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Lady Audley’s Secret Symbols

Audley Court

Audley Court represents both the deterioration of the upper class and of the vulnerable Victorian ideal of the family home. Though the mansion is historic and stately, it shows clear signs of wear through its…

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Lady Audley’s Golden Curls

Lady Audley’s golden curls represent the deceptive nature of appearances. Characters such as Sir Michael and Robert Audley interpret Lady Audley’s bouncy curls as evidence of her innocent, childlike nature. Braddon often describes Lady…

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