The Trail of the Serpent

The Trail of the Serpent

Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Literature & Fiction / Horror

Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1837--1915), Victorian England's bestselling woman writer, blends Dickensian humor with chilling suspense in this "exuberantly campy" (Kirkus Reviews) mystery. The novel features Jabez North, a manipulative orphan who becomes a ruthless killer; Valerie de Cevennes, a stunning heiress who falls into North's diabolical trap; and Mr. Peters, a mute detective who communicates his brilliant reasoning through sign language. This edition includes a critical Afterword and endnotes by Victorian scholar Dr. Chris Willis.
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Delphi Works of M. E. Braddon

Delphi Works of M. E. Braddon

Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Literature & Fiction / Horror

Since the first publication of her groundbreaking sensation novel 'Lady Audley's Secret' in 1862, M. E. Braddon's works have gripped the imagination of readers across the world for over one hundred and fifty years. This comprehensive eBook presents the many diverse works of M. E. Braddon, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Braddon's life and works Concise introductions to the novels and other texts 22 novels, with individual contents tables Rare novels appearing here for the first time, including Braddon’s first novel, last novel and her supernatural masterpiece GERARD, OR THE WORLD, THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts Excellent formatting of the texts The children’s book THE CHRISTMAS HIRELINGS is also included, with all of the original festive illustrations Braddon’s first collection of short stories RALPH THE BAILIFF AND OTHER TALES, featuring many of the author’s seminal tales — available in no other collection Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories Easily locate the short stories you want to read Includes one of Braddon’s scarce plays Features a memoir by the author, concerning the composition of her first novel Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres CONTENTS: The Novels THREE TIMES DEAD, OR THE SECRET OF THE HEATH (THE TRAIL OF THE SERPENT) CAPTAIN OF THE VULTURE LADY AUDLEY’S SECRET AURORA FLOYD JOHN MARCHMONT’S LEGACY THE DOCTOR’S WIFE HENRY DUNBAR BIRDS OF PREY CHARLOTTE’S INHERITANCE RUN TO EARTH FENTON’S QUEST THE LOVELS OF ARDEN THE CLOVEN FOOT VIXEN MOUNT ROYAL PHANTOM FORTUNE THE GOLDEN CALF MOHAWKS GERARD, OR THE WORLD, THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL LONDON PRIDE HIS DARLING SIN MARY The Children’s Book THE CHRISTMAS HIRELINGS The Shorter Fiction RALPH THE BAILIFF AND OTHER TALES MILLY DARRELL FLOWER AND WEED, AND OTHER TALES The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Play MARJORIE DAW The Memoir MY FIRST NOVEL: ‘THE TRAIL OF THE SERPENT’   
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