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Lady Audley's Secret

Lady Audley's Secret is a novel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, written in (1862). Lady Audley is a beautiful blonde, who in the absence of her first husband had been forced by poverty to desert her child before marrying Lord Audley. When her first husband returns she kills him by accident in a row. Lord Audley's nephew happens to be a good friend of the old husband and decides to find out what happened to him.
Though the novel was considered fairly immoral at the time of publication, it was extremely successful. It has been in print ever since in the United Kingdom.


  • Lady Audley's Secret (1912) (USA, black and white, silent)
  • Lady Audley's Secret (aka Secrets of Society) (1915) (USA, black and white, silent, directed by Marshall Farnum)
  • Lady Audley's Secret (1920) (UK, black and white, silent, directed by Jack Denton)
  • Lady Audley's Secret (2000) (UK, TV, directed by Betsan Morris Evans)

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