I feel like I am way behind most of you! I am still trucking through Middlemarch and Nicholas Nickleby. I thought I would have been done with both of them by now, but no. :) Both books are wonderful-I've just had a bit less reading time than I would have liked.
Anyway, this week's giveaway is for book I haven't read yet! It has been on my TBR for ages and is one of the titles on my Classics Club list. When I was picking out some titles from the new Penguin English Library series, I immediately put this one in my shopping cart. And then I added a second one for one of you. :)
Here is a summary taken from Goodreads.com...
"Lady Audley's Secret (1862) was one of the most widely read novels in the Victorian period. It exemplifies "sensation fiction" in featuring a beautiful criminal heroine, an amateur detective, blackmail, arson, violence, and plenty of suspenseful action. To its contemporary readers, it also offered the thrill of uncovering blackmail and criminal violence within the homes of the upper class. The novel makes trenchant critiques of Victorian gender roles and social stereotypes, and it creates significant sympathy for the heroine, despite her criminal acts, as she suffers from the injustices of the "marriage market" and rebels against them."
Today's giveaway is for a new Penguin English Library edition of Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret. To enter, read the following and comment below:
- This giveaway will be open to any residents of the U.S. or Canada (my international participants, I have special giveaways planned for you later on).
- You MUST be a participant of A Victorian Celebration to enter.
- You MUST be 13 years or older
- You do not have to follow me or subscribe to qualify
- You MUST leave me your e-mail so that I contact you if you win
- The winner will have 48 hours to respond or I will pick a new winner.
- To enter, comment on this post and answer the following question: What post from the Master Post have you most enjoyed reading so far in the celebration? Why?
- The giveaway will be open until 11:59 PM on Friday, July 6, 2012 EST.
No need to enter me in the contest - I have the ebook on my ipad already - but I just wanted to say that this is an absolutely fantastic book! If you don't get to it during your summer event, it's a great one to read during the RIP season. I read it last RIP season and it was my favorite of all the ones I read except The Night Circus. :)ReplyDelete
I'm reading it right now and thoroughly enjoying it too (in honor, of course, of the Victorian event). Great choice for a giveaway, Allie. You are so generous. :)Delete
I just got my own copy, so I will save it for the RIP event. :) I know I won't have time this month!Delete
Thanks for another giveaway! I need to be introduced to Braddon's works; I think I would greatly enjoy them.ReplyDelete
Oddly, my favorite post so far is Roof Beam Reader's Victorian literature quiz (and not just because it was attached to a giveaway). I'm a quiz bowl geek and love testing my knowledge!
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I really liked the quiz too! It was fun! :)Delete
Braddon will be new to me, but the work sounds interesting. I've really enjoyed The Jungle Book and Tess so far. I've read three books for the challenge and like them all.ReplyDelete
I need to get to Tess...part of me wants to "save" it for later in my own reading project just because I know I will love it dearly!Delete
I really enjoyed The Mill on the Floss Visual Tour at Tell Me A Story. That book is on my TBR list and I loved seeing pieces of the text paired with paintings. It was a great way to get a taste for the book.ReplyDelete
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Yes! That was an awesome post!Delete
AND YOU NEED TO READ IT! :) I'm reading Middlemarch again, and it in no way compares to the amazingness of Mill.
This isn't an entry, I'm in the UK, and I've already read the book. Just wanted to say that I loved it :-)ReplyDelete
Good! I like it when people like books I really want to read. Makes me more excited to get to them! :)Delete
Okay Allie, I had no intention of entering any of the contests because gawd knows I have enough books on my shelves to get through BUT I'm so incredibly addicted to these cloth bound books (thanks to you!) that I had to fail.ReplyDelete
I love that everyone has been linking their reviews. (I've been lazy and I've written three reviews - Mill on the Floss, Wuthering Heights and The Count of Monte Cristo) but they won't be published until another couple of weeks.
Anyways, I think that my answer isn't going to be what you're looking for, but it's an honest enough answer so I'm still gonna leave it. :P I don't have a favorite post as much as I've favorited YOUR post so I can continue to peruse everyone's Victorian reading. Victorian lit is my favorite classical time period so I've truly been loving this.
This one isn't a clothbound! Penguin is releasing a series of 100 classics in the same kind of...style as the clothbounds, but as paperbacks (see here: http://www.penguinenglishlibrary.com/). The same designer did these covers.Delete
hahaha, and that answer totally works. :)
I'm definitely entering for this one! I've wanted to read Lady Audley's Secret book every since Amanda (the top comment above) blogged about it (a couple years ago, maybe?)ReplyDelete
I think I'll mention Fanda's post on Sketches by Boz because I'm very curious about reading it:
I like that she hosted a series on it, describing the different parts of Victorian London before she finally wrote on the book itself. :-)
(What a great idea, to have us each mention a favorite post by another blogger. That's a way to inspire team spirit!)
Thanks Jillian for mentioning my post ^_^. I enjoyed the making of the posts myself, but knowing that others enjoy it as much as I do is a nice bonus for me... Good luck for you in the giveaway!Delete
I can't wait to read this one too. Like I said above, maybe for the RIP event in the fall!Delete
And yes, that's a great post! I have it marked to read more in depth when I get a chance too!
Hi Allie, I'm not entering in the contest - I just wanted to say what a great atmosphere there is in this Victorian celebration. I read and like all of the posts (I discover new books as well...) The buzz around the Victorians is catching on !ReplyDelete
Glad to hear it! The Victorians are some of my favorite writers, and it makes me happy to see others enjoying them as well.Delete
I've read this but it was a library copy so I'd love to have one of my own! My favorite post so far has to be Roof Beam Reader's Victorian Pop Quiz -- it was so fun to see how much I could figure out!ReplyDelete
I also loved the post about Becoming Queen Victoria from Becky's Book Reviews, which I promptly checked out of the library. Haven't read it yet but I'm going to start it soon!
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The quiz was fun, wasn't it? He did a great job! :)Delete
I'll have to read Becky's post-I haven't had a chance to yet!
"What post from the Master Post have you most enjoyed reading so far in the celebration? Why?"ReplyDelete
Being a lover of George MacDonald, i especially loved reading Becky's Book Reviews on Princess and the Goblin... I wasn't disappointed!
This is a thorough review that includes Becky's own choices of quotes ! yes ~ faves from the book.. which i'm now adding to my own quote faves list!
eg - "Seeing is not believing--it is only seeing. (190)" i also like the inclusion of the pg #
Becky ends her review clearly stating reasons to read the book which gives readers clues that will either resonate w/ them as well or not. And that will help determine where this book will land in their Victorian Celebration reading stack!
faithhopecherrytea at*gmail.*com TY! for the giveaway offer & opps to win in this great reading Celebration...
seriously, i can't imagine a more perfect cover for my reading and writing taste, can you?ReplyDelete
teapots and teacups for faith hope & cherrytea?!
It is very fitting for your blog, isn't it? I also love the cover of the Puffin hardcover for Anne of Green Gables-it has teapots on it! :)Delete