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Milly Darrell   By: (1835-1915)

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Milly Darrell by M. E. Braddon is a captivating novel that explores themes of love, betrayal, and redemption. The story centers around the eponymous character, Milly Darrell, a strong-willed and independent woman who finds herself entangled in a web of deceit and turmoil.

The narrative takes place in the Victorian era, providing readers with a vivid and immersive setting. Braddon masterfully captures the essence of the time period, showcasing the societal norms and constraints that governed women's lives. Through her portrayal of Milly, the author challenges these restrictions, creating a protagonist who defies conventions and fights for her own happiness.

Milly's journey is marked by countless obstacles, and readers will find themselves invested in her story from the very beginning. Braddon artfully develops her characters, giving each one depth and complexity. From the charming yet elusive Edward to the enigmatic Lady Cheverel, the personalities in the book are richly drawn and highly engaging.

One of the most striking aspects of the novel is Braddon's ability to weave together multiple plotlines seamlessly. The author skillfully introduces suspense and mystery, drawing readers deeper into the story with each twist and turn. The pacing is excellent, ensuring that the tension never wanes and the reader remains engrossed until the very end.

Moreover, Braddon's prose is elegant and evocative, painting vivid descriptions of the surroundings and evoking a sense of nostalgia for the era. Her attention to detail is commendable, immersing readers in the sights, sounds, and emotions of the story. The author's use of language is both powerful and poignant, lending an added layer of depth to the narrative.

However, some readers might find the sheer number of subplots overwhelming. While they ultimately converge and contribute to the overall story, it can be challenging to keep track of all the characters and their individual storylines. Additionally, the pacing might feel slow at times, with certain sections dragging on longer than necessary.

Overall, Milly Darrell is a compelling and thought-provoking novel that leaves a lasting impression. With its richly developed characters, immersive setting, and intricate plot twists, it is a testament to Braddon's storytelling prowess. Fans of historical fiction and Victorian-era literature will undoubtedly find this book to be a captivating read.

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Mary Elizabeth Braddon (4 October 1835 4 February1915), Milly Darrel (serialised in Belgravia November 1870 January 1871), here taken from Milly Darrel and other stories Asher's Collection Emile Galette Paris 1873

Produced by Daniel FROMONT

ASHER'S COLLECTION

OF

ENGLISH AUTHORS.

BRITISH AND AMERICAN.

COPYRIGHT EDITION .

VOL. 72.

MILLY DARRELL AND OTHER STORIES

BY M. E. BRADDON.

IN ONE VOLUME.

PARIS

EMILE GALETTE, 12, RUE BONAPARTE.

1873.

This Edition

is Copyright for Foreign Circulation only .

ASHER'S COLLECTION

OF

ENGLISH AUTHORS

BRITISH AND AMERICAN.

COPYRIGHT EDITION .

VOL. 72.

MILLY DARRELL AND OTHER TALES

BY M.E. BRADDON.

IN ONE VOLUME.

ASHER'S EDITION

BY THE SAME AUTHOR:

ROBERT AINSLEIGH 3 VOL.

TO THE BITTER END 3 VOL.

MILLY DARRELL

AND OTHER TALES.

BY

M. E. BRADDON

AUTHOR OF "LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET," "ROBERT AINSLEIGH," ETC.

COPYRIGHT EDITION .

BERLIN

A. ASHER & CO., PUBLISHERS,

1873.

TO

DR. AND MRS. BEAMAN,

THE AUTHOR'S OLD AND VALUED FRIENDS,

THIS BOOK

IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED.

CONTENTS.

MILLY DARRELL PAGE 1

OLD RUDDERFORD HALL PAGE 179

THE SPLENDID STRANGER PAGE 235

MILLY DARRELL

CHAPTER I... Continue reading book >>




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