MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON (1835 - 1915)

Mary Elizabeth Braddon Pages (Sensation Press)
By

Jennifer Carnell

The Mary Elizabeth Braddon Pages, celebrating Braddon's life and work, have been on the Web Since 2003!

Much more can be read about Braddon in the biography:
The Literary Lives of Mary Elizabeth Braddon (click on the link) by Jennifer Carnell

PLACES ASSOCIATED WITH BRADDON

Skisdon at St. Kew in Cornwall and the Braddon Family
(The ancestral home of the Braddon family)

Mary Braddon in St. Leonards
(Braddon lived in St. Leonards for a time when she was a child)

Mary Elizabeth Braddon in Beverley in Yorkshire and Black House Farm, Beverley
(The house where Braddon wrote Three Times Dead, aka The Trail of the Serpent)

INGATESTONE HALL, ESSEX
( The house that inspired Audley Court in Lady Audley's Secret, & Braddon's picture of it by Edward Duncan)

Mary Elizabeth Braddon's home in Mecklenburg Square, London

Lichfield House in Richmond, Surrey
(Braddon's home from 1866 to 1915)

Annesley Bank, Lyndhurst, the New Forest
(Braddon's country home in Hampshire)

The Funeral of Mary Elizabeth Braddon in Richmond

BRADDON MEMORIAL IN RICHMOND

GRAVE OF MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON

ROADS IN RICHMOND NAMED AFTER BRADDON NOVELS

Mary Elizabeth Braddon in Yorkshire: Mary Elizabeth Braddon in Hull

PLAY BASED ON BRADDON'S LIFE

Secrets and Rumours: The Unconventional Life of M.E. Braddon
(This was a 2004 play by Doug Pinchin and Richard Morris, based on the book by Jennifer Carnell, and starring Sabina Franklyn as Braddon.)

MAGAZINES ASSOCIATED WITH OR EDITED BY BRADDON

WELCOME GUEST

ROBIN GOODFELLOW
(The magazine that first serialised Lady Audley's Secret)

SIXPENNY MAGAZINE

Temple Bar: A London Magazine

HALFPENNY JOURNAL
(The magazine in which Braddon published her penny blood serialisations)

BELGRAVIA MAGAZINE
(Braddon's own magazine)

All The Year Round

The Misletoe Bough (Mistletoe Bough)

Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Newspaper Serialisations

YELLOWBACK EDITIONS, REPRINTS, THE BOOK TRADE ETC.

BRADDON NOVELS IN THEIR ORIGINAL DUSTWRAPPER

Victorian and Edwardian Paperback Editions of Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Novels
(Early paperbacks of Braddon's novels were issued by a number of publishers)

PICTURES OF OTHER BINDING STYLES
(Over a period of fifty years, Braddon's novels were reprinted in a number of different one volume editions)

Tauchnitz Editions

ADVERTS FOR BRADDON'S WORKS

Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Circulating Libraries
(Braddon was dubbed the 'Queen of the Circulating Libraries')

Sensation Press Editions of Braddon

MANUSCRIPTS, PICTURES & AUTOGRAPHS

BRADDON MANUSCRIPTS

Braddon Letters

ELEGIAC SONNETS BY CHARLOTTE SMITH
(a book left to Braddon by her Uncle John and inscribed by her aged 15)

A Locket With Braddon's Hair

BRADDON'S CHRISTMAS CARD FOR 1913

BRADDON AND THE TICHBORNE CLAIMANT (ARTHUR ORTON)

MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON AND THE THEATRE
(Actors & managers who worked with Braddon, adaptations, playbills, theatres, etc.)

BRADDON EPHEMERA & OTHER PUBLICATIONS OF INTEREST

BRADDON BOOKMARK
(a bookmark issued by Simpkin, Marshall to advertise Braddon's books)

LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET POSTCARD SERIES

COMIC POSTCARDS INSPIRED BY BRADDON'S NOVELS

BOOKMAN MAGAZINE COVER
(the July 1912 issue of The Bookman with Braddon on the cover)

Books and Music Dedicated to Braddon by Other Authors

BRADDON ON TV, RADIO etc.

Sensational Women with Sarah Dunant on BBC Radio 4

The press release for the 2004 Braddon Exhibition at Richmond Museum

Lady Audley's Secret on BBC Radio 4

MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON COLLECTION

NOVELS BY MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON: ILLUSTRATED FROM THE COLLECTION OF JENNIFER CARNELL
(Contemporary reviews, bibliography, publishing history, first editions, reprints, ephemera etc.)

Three Times Dead (1860)

The Lady Lisle (1862)


The Black Band

The Octoroon

The Captain of the Vulture
(1862)

Ralph the Bailiff
(1862)

Woman's Revenge
(1861)

Lady Audley's Secret


The White Phantom


The Factory Girl
(1863)

Oscar Bertrand
(1863)

Aurora Floyd
(1863)

Eleanor's Victory
(1863)

John Marchmont's Legacy
(1863)

Henry Dunbar
(1864)

The Doctor's Wife
(1864)

Only a Clod
(1865)

Sir Jasper's Tenant
(1865)

The Lady's Mile
(1866)

Circe


Rupert Godwin (1867)


Birds of Prey
(1867)

Dead Sea Fruit (1868)

Charlotte's Inheritance
(1868)

Run to Earth
(1868)

Fenton's Quest


The Lovels of Arden
(1871)

Robert Ainsleigh (1872)


To the Bitter End
(1872)

Milly Darrell
(1873)

Strangers and Pilgrims
(1873)

Lucius Davoren
(1873)

Taken at the Flood
(1874)

Lost for Love
(1874)

A Strange World
(1875)

Hostages to Fortune
(1875)

Dead Men's Shoes
(1876)

Joshua Haggard's Daughter
(1876)

Weavers and Weft
(1877)

An Open Verdict
(1878)

Vixen
(1879)

The Cloven Foot
(1879)

The Story of Barbara
(1880)

Just As I Am
(1880)

Aspodel (1881)


Mount Royal
(1882)

The Golden Calf
(1883)

Phantom Fortune
(1883)

Flower and Weed
(1884)

Ishmael
(1884)

Wyllard's Weird
(1885)

Under the Red Flag
(1886)

One Thing Needful
(1886)

Cut by the County


Mohawks
(1886)

Like and Unlike
(1887)

The Fatal Three
(1888)

The Day Will Come
(1889)

One Life, One Love
(1890)

Gerard
(1891)

The Venetians
(1892)

All Along the River
(1893)

The Christmas Hirelings


Thou Art the Man
(1894)

Sons of Fire
(1895)

London Pride
(1896)

Under Love's Rule
(1897)

In High Places
(1898)

Rough Justice
(1898)

His Darling Sin


The Infidel
(1900)

The Conflict
(1903)

A Lost Eden
(1904)

The Rose of Life
(1905)

The White House
(1906)

Dead Love Has Chains


Her Convict
(1907)

During Her Majesty's Pleasure
(1908)

Our Adversary
(1909)

Beyond These Voices
(1910)

The Green Curtain
(1911)

Miranda
(1913)

Mary

POETRY BY MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON

Garibaldi and Other Poems

SHORT STORIES BY MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON: ILLUSTRATED FROM THE COLLECTION OF JENNIFER CARNELL
More Coming Soon!

Captain Thomas

The Cold Embrace


My Daughters

PLAYS BY MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON

Griselda; or, ThePatient Wife (1873)

The Missing Witness (1880)

Dross; Or the Root of Evil

SONGS BY MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON

My Heart is Thine by Braddon and Elizabeth Philp (1876)

BOOKS EDITED AND ABRIDGED BY BRADDON

Miss Braddon's Revised Edition of Aladdin (1880)

Miss Braddon's Penny Edition of Sir Walter Scott (1881-1882)

MARY BRADDON AND THE THEATRE

IRA ALDRIDGE

Clara Rousby

THEATRES WHERE BRADDON PERFORMED AS AN ACTRESS

The Theatre Royal, Brighton

PLAYS ADAPTED FROM BRADDON'S NOVELS

Lady Audley's Secret

The 1863 play based on Lady Audley's Secret by George Roberts (Robert Walters)

Sensation Press Edition of the Play by George Roberts (Robert Walters)

The Roberts Version in Dublin, Ireland in 1863

The 1863 play based on Lady Audley's Secret by William E. Suter

The Mysteries of Audley Court, a five act drama, by John Brougham performed in 1866 at Astley's

Lady Audley's Secret at the Theatre Royal, Hull in 1868

1872 production of Lady Audley's Secret, starring Mrs. D.P. Bowers, in Springfield, Ohio

1877 production of Lady Audley's Secret by George Roberts

1880s production of Lady Audley's Secret at the Imperial Theatre, London

Lady Audley's Secret at the Princes Theatre in London in 1949

Aurora Floyd

The 1863 play based on Aurora Floyd by William E. Suter

Henry Dunbar

The 1865 play based on Henry Dunbar by Tom Taylor

1866 production of Henry Dunbar in America, at the Boston Museum

FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES AND FAMILY
Marie Bancroft

Robert Brough


Ellen Nye Chart


WILKIE COLLINS

Alfred Elmore, the artist


ANNA MARIA HALL


Louisa Ruth Herbert
(The Pre-Raphaelite Beauty who posed for Rossetti and played Lady Audley in Braddon's favourite production)

Eliza Lynn Linton

EDWARD BULWER LYTTON


John Maxwell, publisher and husband of Mary Elizabeth Braddon
(including books published by Maxwell and his sons)

Henry Neville


GEORGE AUGUSTUS SALA

William Sawyer


LOUISA SWANBOROUGH
(the producer of Braddon's first play The Loves of Arcadia)

BARON BERNHARD TAUCHNITZ


THE CHILDREN OF BRADDON & JOHN MAXWELL

GERALD MELBOURNE MAXWELL

FANNY MARGARET MAXWELL
(later Mrs. Selous)

WILLIAM BABINGTON MAXWELL

WINIFRED ROSALIE MAXWELL
(later Mrs. Lachlan)
OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS

EDWARD BRADDON
(Braddon's brother)

Braddon Novels and Braddon Books Published by The Sensation Press

The Literary Lives of Mary Elizabeth Braddon (Biography)

Novels and Books by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The White Phantom

Circe


Cut By the County


Dead Love Has Chains


His Darling Sin


The Christmas Hirelings


One Fatal Moment and Other Stories


The Missing Witness


Married Beneath Him


The Fatal Marriage and other Stories


Dross; Or the Root of Evil and Marjorie Daw


The Octoroon; Or, The Lily of Louisiana

Plays Based on Braddon Novels

Aurora Floyd by William E. Suter (2008)


Lady Audley's Secret by William E. Suter (2008)


Lady Audley's Secret by George Roberts (2007)


Mary Elizabeth Braddon Keepsake: 2015 Anniversary Edition (limited to just 100 copies for the centenary of Braddon's death)



New book!
Mary Elizabeth Braddon and the Victorian Theatre


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