A married aristocratic woman succumbs to desire in this nineteenth-century English novel. Lady Isabel Vane married for all the wrong reasons-only to one day find her lawyer husband neglecting her for another woman. Seething with jealousy, she leaves behind her husband and their child for the flirtatious Francis Levison. It's a risk she takes willingly, but it comes with a heavy price that will lead her to the depths of despair and a quest for redemption. A classic page-turner from the "sensation novel" trend in England, East Lynne plays upon the Victorian fears of infidelity, promiscuity, and divorce. A tale of disaster, disguise, and adultery, it continues to surprise readers today.
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