History Literature / LadyAudleysSecret

22nd May '16 1:58:21 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil
15th Jan '16 4:50:06 AM mirisu92
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Enter the barrister Robert Audley, Michael's brother and George's best friend. Before his friend disappears, he seems to be lazy and ill-purposed, but after the disappearance, his skill and single-mindedness are honed to a razor edge as he inexorably seeks the truth. But, it may be more than he can bear...

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Enter the barrister Robert Audley, Michael's brother nephew and George's best friend. Before his friend disappears, he seems to be lazy and ill-purposed, but after the disappearance, his skill and single-mindedness are honed to a razor edge as he inexorably seeks the truth. But, it may be more than he can bear...



* ParentalMarriageVeto: George Talboy's father is not pleased about his son's choice in marriage.

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* ParentalMarriageVeto: George Talboy's Talboys's father is not pleased about his son's choice in marriage.
15th Jan '16 4:12:41 AM mirisu92
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* HoYay: Strongly implied, but never of course clarified, between Robert Audley and George Talboys. This is VictorianBritain after all.
15th Jan '16 4:12:21 AM mirisu92
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* HoYay: Strongly implied, but never of course clarified, between Robert Audley and George Talboys. This is VictorianBritain after all.
15th Jan '16 4:10:26 AM mirisu92
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* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Robert is actually a barrister but fits this as we never actually see him doing any work. He mostly just sits around.

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* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: RichIdiotWithNoDayJob / ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Robert is actually a barrister but fits this as we never actually see him doing any work. He mostly just sits around.
4th Jan '16 7:56:41 AM crazysamaritan
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* MarySueClassic / PuritySue: Subverted.
15th May '15 6:54:38 AM XFllo
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Popular 1862 mystery novel written by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Referred to as a 'Sensation Novel' in Victorian Literature classes, it portrays the innermost depths of she for whom the novel is named, and her fervent desire, even obsession, to snuff out [[spoiler: all memories of her past life]], as well as he who may have figured out the eponymous secret...

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Popular 1862 mystery novel written by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Referred to as a 'Sensation Novel' in Victorian Literature classes, it portrays the innermost depths of she for whom the novel is named, and her fervent desire, even obsession, to snuff out [[spoiler: all memories of her past life]], as well as he who may have figured out the eponymous secret...
7th Sep '14 7:00:59 PM theAdeptRogue
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* JesusSaves: Robert Audley prays sincerely for the first time in his life when he starts investigating the disappearance of his friend. A connection is made between his taking an interest in spirituality and beginning to overcome his general apathy and laziness.
15th Feb '14 9:41:43 AM EazyCheeze
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In what seems at first to be the B-plot but very quickly takes the fore, George Talboys returns from Australia, to which he fled for some years to make his fortune, abandoning his wife Helen, who has since had a child. Unfortunately, George discovers that Helen has died, leaving her child in the care of George's father, an old drunk who dotes on little Georgey, but is not a suitable guardian. So George makes plans to return to Australia, but disappears shortly thereafter...

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In what seems at first to be the B-plot but very quickly takes the fore, George Talboys returns from Australia, to which he fled for some years to make his fortune, abandoning his wife Helen, who has since had a child. Unfortunately, George discovers that Helen has died, leaving her child in the care of George's her father, an old drunk who dotes on little Georgey, but is not a suitable guardian. So George makes plans to return to Australia, but disappears shortly thereafter...
15th Feb '14 9:41:16 AM EazyCheeze
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Popular 1862 mystery novel written by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.

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Popular 1862 mystery novel written by Mary Elizabeth Braddon.
Braddon. Referred to as a 'Sensation Novel' in Victorian Literature classes, it portrays the innermost depths of she for whom the novel is named, and her fervent desire, even obsession, to snuff out [[spoiler: all memories of her past life]], as well as he who may have figured out the eponymous secret...

Upon discovering the most exquisite, doll-like beauty of Lucy Graham, Sir Michael Audley, a baronet of Audley Court, proposes to and marries her immediately, and seems to settle into an idyllic life, the jealousy of Michael's daughter from an earlier marriage, Alicia, notwithstanding.

In what seems at first to be the B-plot but very quickly takes the fore, George Talboys returns from Australia, to which he fled for some years to make his fortune, abandoning his wife Helen, who has since had a child. Unfortunately, George discovers that Helen has died, leaving her child in the care of George's father, an old drunk who dotes on little Georgey, but is not a suitable guardian. So George makes plans to return to Australia, but disappears shortly thereafter...

Enter the barrister Robert Audley, Michael's brother and George's best friend. Before his friend disappears, he seems to be lazy and ill-purposed, but after the disappearance, his skill and single-mindedness are honed to a razor edge as he inexorably seeks the truth. But, it may be more than he can bear...
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