THE ANSWER.

Title page of the Tauchnitz edition, published the same year as the first London edition.

THE ANSWER TO yesterday’s literary puzzle: East Lynne, by Mrs. Henry Wood, one of the most popular novels of the nineteenth century.

The book is very easy to find on line, though ambitious graduate students will be disappointed to learn that neither the word “bourgeois” nor the word “masculinity” may be found anywhere in the novel.

Project Gutenberg ebook.

A good scanned copy of the Tauchnitz edition:

Volume 1.

Volume 2.

Volume 3.

Published in: on August 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. Darn, and I’d guessed Huckleberry Finn

  2. Readers may like to be reminded that the stage version of East Lynne is the source of the imperishable line: ‘Dead! Dead! and never called me mother.’

  3. Poor Flopsy…

  4. Dr. Boli.

    It is with great pleasure that I present you and your misinformed website with the Illuminating Blogger Award. You may see the details of this Award at my website found below:

    http://fraangelicoinstitute.com/2012/08/06/three-awards-we-are-deeply-touched/

    Congratulations, and keep the misinformation coming.


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