Lady Lisle (1867) by Braddon, Mary Elizabeth [Fiction/Prose]

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∙ Title: Lady Lisle
∙ Author/Editor: Braddon, Mary Elizabeth (1835–1915)
∙ Publisher: Ward, Lock and Tyler
∙ Date/Edition/Impression: 1867/Revised Edition

Description

One of Braddon's earliest novels –her second one If I'm not mistaken– preeceded by her poetry collection Garibaldi and Other Poems (1861) and followed by The Black Band; or, The Mysteries of Midnight (1861–1862).

"It's you I want, body and soul—your sleek, over-fed body, and your bitter black soul!"

(Reference not available, for the sake of avoiding spoiler)

A valuable addition in the extensive coprus of Braddon's work so far recorded.

Readability Information

358 pages, divided into 37 chapters of brief and moderate length. No preface or introduction included. 2 Illustrations out of text.
Total: 358 pages

Lector Recitator’s Readability Rating

Not in regards to Subject Matter or Overall Length, but Structure
(i.e., Division of written material into Chapters/Sections & Subchapters/Subsections and their individual length.)

∙ 1/5: Laborious
∙ 2/5: Challenging
∙ 3/5: Readable
4/5: Quite Readable ←
∙ 5/5: Exceedingly Readable

Links

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.aa0016162265;view=2up;seq=10;size=125

https://books.google.gr/books?id=kFywuwEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&hl=el&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=twopage&q&f=false
«ὁ δὲ ἀνεξέταστος βίος οὐ βιωτὸς ἀνθρώπῳ»/"the unexamined life is not worth living"

(Plato, Apology: 38a. Translated by H. N. Fowler)

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