Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Lady Audley’s Secret (1862)

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MERGENTHAL, Silvia, 2020. Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Lady Audley’s Secret (1862). In: MIDDEKE, Martin, ed., Monika PIETRZAK-FRANGER, ed.. Handbook of the English Novel, 1830-1900. Berlin:De Gruyter, pp. 337-350. ISBN 978-3-11-037641-8. Available under: doi: 10.1515/9783110376715-019

@incollection{Mergenthal2020Eliza-58900, title={Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Lady Audley’s Secret (1862)}, year={2020}, doi={10.1515/9783110376715-019}, number={9}, isbn={978-3-11-037641-8}, address={Berlin}, publisher={De Gruyter}, series={Handbooks of English and American studies}, booktitle={Handbook of the English Novel, 1830-1900}, pages={337--350}, editor={Middeke, Martin and Pietrzak-Franger, Monika}, author={Mergenthal, Silvia} }

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