The Doctor's Wife

7 best books like The Doctor's Wife (Mary Elizabeth Braddon): Desperate Remedies, The Egoist, Belinda, Scenes of Clerical Life, The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., East Lynne, Two on a Tower

Desperate Remedies
AuthorThomas Hardy
ISBN0140435239
Cytherea has taken a position as lady's maid to the eccentric arch-intriguer Miss Aldclyffe. On discovering that the man she loves, Edward Springrove, is already engaged to his cousin, Cytherea comes under the influence of Miss Aldclyffe's fascinating, manipulative steward Manston.

Blackmail,...
AuthorGeorge Meredith
ISBN0140430342
Virginia Woolf said of The Egoist: 'Meredith pays us a supreme compliment to which as novel-readers we are little accustomed ... He imagines us capable of disinterested curiosity in the behaviour of our kind.' In this, the most dazzlingly intellectual of all his novels, Meredith tries to illuminate...
Belinda
AuthorMaria Edgeworth
ISBN0192837095
The lively comedy of this novel in which a young woman comes of age amid the distractions and temptations of London high society belies the challenges it poses to the conventions of courtship, the dependence of women, and the limitations of domesticity. Contending with the perils and the varied cast...
AuthorGeorge Eliot
My only merit must lie in the faithfulness with which I represent to you the humble experience of an ordinary fellow-mortal.

When Scenes of Clerical Life, George Eliot's first novel, was published anonymously in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine in 1857, it was immediately recognized, in...
AuthorWilliam Makepeace Thackeray
ISBN1406821373
Orphaned in the England of the later Stuarts, Henry Esmonde is raised by his aristocratic, Jacobite relatives the Castlewoods.

As a young man he falls in love with both Lady Castlewood and Beatrix, her beautiful, headstrong daughter, and is inspired to join the ultimately unsuccessful campaign...
East Lynne
AuthorMrs. Henry Wood
ISBN0192804626
When the aristocratic Lady Isabel abandons her husband and children for her wicked seducer, more is at stake than moral retribution.

Ellen Wood played upon the anxieties of the Victorian middle classes who feared a breakdown of the social order as divorce became more readily available and...
Two on a Tower
AuthorThomas Hardy
Lady Constantine breaks all the rules of social decorum when she falls in love with the beautiful youth Swithin St Cleeve, her social inferior and ten years her junior. The tower in question is a monument converted into an astronomical observatory where together the lovers 'sweep the heavens'. Science...
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