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East Lynne

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Author: Mrs Henry Wood
Published: 1883
Language: English
Wordcount: 207,212 / 583 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,505 7599

A Victorian "sensation" novel, remembered chiefly for its elaborate and implausible plot, centering on infidelity and double identities. --Wikipedia

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t poor, counting a relative in the old Earl of Mount Severn. The possibility of his succeeding to the earldom never occurred to him, for three healthy lives, two of them young, stood between him and the title. Yet those have died off, one of apoplexy, one of fever, in Africa, the third boating at Oxford; and the young Temple student, William Vane, suddenly found himself Earl of Mount Severn, and the lawful possessor of sixty thousand a year.

His first idea was, that he should never be able to spend the money; that such a sum, year by year, could /not/ be spent. It was a wonder his head was not turned by adulation at the onset, for he was courted, flattered and caressed by all classes, from a royal duke downward. He became the most attractive man of his day, the lion in society; for independent of his newly-acquired wealth and title, he was of distinguished appearance and fascinating manners. But unfortunately, the prudence which had sustained William Vane, the poor law student, in his solitary Temple c

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****

A beautiful victorian novel! It's full of secrets, double identities, love, infidelity, . . .! It worth a read!



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