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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835–1915)

Braddon, Mary Elizabeth, maiden name of Mrs. M. E. Maxwell; born in London, 1835; died in 1915. At an early age she began to write verses and stories. Her novels are old-fashioned, based on sensational plots, but with much narrative power and descriptions of scenery, and have long been popular. Among them are: ‘Lady Audley’s Secret’ (1862); ‘Aurora Floyd’ (1863); ‘The Story of Barbara’ (1880); ‘Asphodel’ (1881); ‘Ishmael’ (1884); ‘Wyllard’s Weird’ (1886); ‘The Venetians’ (1892); ‘London Pride’ (1896); ‘In High Places’ (1898); ‘His Darling Sin’ (1899). She also wrote several comedies. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).