SUMMARY ¹ East Lynne


East LynneWhen the aristocratic Lady Isabel abandons her husband and children for her wicked seducer is at stake than moral retribution Ellen Wood played upon the anxieties of the Victorian middle classes who feared a breakdown of the social order as divorce became readily available and promiscuity threatened the sanctity of the family In her novel the simple act of hiring a governess raises the spectres of murd. East Lynne‬‬‏ Mrs Henry WoodEast Lynne is an English sensation novel of 1861 by Ellen Wood A Victorian best seller it is remembered chiefly for its elaborate and implausible plot centering on infidelity and double identities There have been numerous stage and film adaptationsLady Isabel Carlyle a beautiful and refined young woman leaves her hard working lawyer husband Carlyle and her infant children to elope with an aristocratic suitor Francis Levison after wrongfully suspecting and becoming jealous of her husband's friendship with Barbara Hare However once abroad with Levison she realises he has no intention of marrying her despite her having borne their illegitimate child He deserts her Lady Isabel is disfigured in a train accident and the child is killed Following this Isabel is able to take the position of governess in the household of her former husband and his new wife allowing her to be close to her children but which also becomes a source of great misery The pressure of keeping up a façade and being constantly reminded that her husband has moved on eventually physically weakens her On her deathbed she tells all to Carlyle who forgives herتاریخ نخستین خوانش سال 1982 میلادیعنوان سقوط یک فرشته؛ شاهکار هنری وود، ترجمه شیده جلالی فر؛ تهران، فروغی،1346؛ در 695 ص؛ چاپ دیگر 1361، در 695 ص، شابک 9649115099، چاپ سوم زمستان 1369، چاپ چهارم زمستان 1370، چاپ پنجم 1371، موضوع داستانهای انگلیسی، سده 19 مایزابل دختر زیبا، کم سن و سال مردی ثروتمند است او مادر خویش را از دست داده است ارچیبالد کارلایل نیز، وکیلی یک لاقباست، که از مال دنیا تنها تحصیلاتش خویش را دارد آرچیبالد عاشق ایزابل میشود اما ایزابل به خاطر ظاهر نه چندان جذاب او، خواستگاری آرچیبالد را رد میکند زمان میگذرد و آرچیبالد، ایزابل را به خود علاقمند میکند، آنچنان که ایزابل برای نخستین بار عاشق او شده، و با کارلایل ازدواج میکند بعدها کارلایل وکیلی پرآوازه است؛ اما با آمدن فرانسیس له ویزون، یک افسر زیبا و جوان ارتش، زندگی آنها از هم میپاشد و بعد؛ رمان درگیری بین خیر و شر است هر انسانی ممکن است دچار لغزش شود و با اینکه چیزی در زندگی خویش کم و کسر هم نداشته باشد، باز هم میخواهد تازه و نو را بیازماید؛ ا شربیانی

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SUMMARY ¹ East Lynne Þ [Download] ➶ East Lynne Author Mrs. Henry Wood – When the aristocratic Lady Isabel abandons her husband and children for her wicked seducer is at stake than moral retribution Ellen Wood played upon the anxieties of the Victorian middle classes who f When the aristocratic Lady Isabel abandons her husEr disguise and adultery Her sensation novel was devoured by readers from the Prince of Wales to Joseph Conrad and continued to fascinate theatre goers and cinema audiences well into the next century This edition returns for the first time to the racy slang ridden narrative of the first edition rather than the subseuent stylistically 'improved' versions hitherto reproduced by modern editors About the S. East Lynne is a sensation novel written in the Victorian era It is also my first read of Ellen Wood Sensation novels were very a popular genre in the Victorian era and East Lynne was a best seller along with Wilkie Collin’s The Woman in White and Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret Adultery murder and mistaken identity were the popular themes of this genre and in all three above mentioned books these themes are touched at differing degrees Coming to the book East Lynne there is murder adultery and mistaken identity The book looked conceptually good and the sensation element was pretty intriguing The knowledge that I acuired that this novel was held eual with the above mentioned novels which I really liked and became my favourites was enough recommendation for me to look upon this with an eager enthusiasm But needless to say that I was very much disappointed It is in every sense a sensation novel; no disagreement there It had all the mentioned alluring themes But unfortunately these interesting themes were presented to us in a far fetched and implausible plot It gets and unrealistic with the progress of the story to the extent of exasperating the reader This was still alright; still tolerable But what was worst was Ellen Wood’s writing style She clearly has adopted a predictable unambiguous writing style affirming the doom of certain characters even before the catastrophe really strikes This predicable way of writing destroyed the element of suspense and made it an uninteresting and a tedious read It is really sad that a conceptually and thematically promising book fell flat due to the writing and its presentation Although thematically East Lynne could be similar to The Woman in White and Lady Audley’s Secret in its execution of the plot and characters East Lynne fall far too short to reach the excellence displayed in the other two novels

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Eries For over years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features including expert introductions by leading authorities voluminous notes to clarify the text up to date bibliographies for further study and muc. I could tell you that ‘East Lynne’ a huge popular success in its day has unremarkable writing is horribly contrived holds no real surprises drifts into silliness and goes on for much too longBut I could also tell you that I had to keep reading that I was very well entertained and that the book was very easy to readI’d read it before many years ago when my love for Victorian sensation novels was very new; and though I remembered that arc of the story I had forgotten so many detailsEast Lynne is an estate located near the small town of West Lynne It’s owner the Earl of Mount Severn was far from old but he was crippled by gout and very close to bankruptcy He hoped to sell East Lynne the only unentailed property still in his possession privately so that his creditors would not find out Archibald Carlyle a successful young lawyer from West Lynne visited the Earl as he was very interested in the propertyAt dinner he met the Earl’s daughter Lady Isabel Vane He saw that she was beautiful that she was innocent that she loved her father dearly and that she had no idea how precarious his – and her – position wasAfter dinner Lady Isabel left to attend a party with her cousin and chaperone Mrs Vane Lady Isabel met Captain Francis Levison her chaperone’s cousin from another wing of her family at that party He was charming but clearly no good; she was blind to his failings and utterly smittenThe Earl dies suddenly and his estate and his title are inherited by a distant cousin He is a good and decent man and he takes Lady Isabel into his home He grows fond of her but his wife is unhappy with the situation and takes that out on Lady Isabel When Carlyle has occasion to visit he discovers Lady Isabel in an agitated state and when he sees her position and she reluctantly tells him what has happened to her he offers her an escape He proposes marriage knowing that she has the ualities to become an excellent wife She was still in love with Levison but he had failed to show himself and so she agreed to the wedding so that she could leave a horrible situation and return to the home she loved at East LynneMeanwhile in West Lynne another young woman was trouble Barbara Hare’s brother Richard was a fugitive from justice accused of the murder of George Hallijohn He had been found standing over Hallijohn’s corpse gun in hand It was known that Richard was he had been courting the dead man’s daughter Afy whom he used to visit in their isolated cottage despite his father’s angry opposition Richard paid a furtive visit to his family home to see his mother and ask for money He told his sister that there was another man present on the night of the murder a Captain Thorn who had also courting Afy He thinks that Captain Thorne must be the murderer but he has no idea who he was or where he came from and Afy has disappearedBarbara turns to Archibald Carlyle – a friend and neighbour of her family and the man she had hoped to marry – for help for whom her feelings are than friendly Her father has disowned Richard her mother is frail and so she and he begin to work together to try to clear Richard’s nameIn these early chapters I was wonderfully caught up with the story and the characters; developing firm opinions about the different characters about what had happened and what – in all probability – was going to happenArchibald Carlyle was a good man but he was foolish in many waysHe allowed his imperious spinster sister – Miss Corny – to shut up her own home and move into East Lynne witho