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Mary Elizabeth Braddon (October 4, 1837 - February 4, 1915) was a novelist

Born in London in England, Braddon was privately educated and worked as an actress for three years in order to able to support herself and her mother. She met John Maxwell, a publisher of periodicals, in 1860. However, Maxwell was married with five children and his wife was insane. She had acted as the stepmother of the children till 1874, when Maxwell's wife died, and they could get married. She had six children by him.

Ms. Braddon was an extremely prolific writer, producing some 75 novels with very inventive plots. The most famous one is her first novel, Lady Audley's Secret (1862), which won her recognition and fortune as well. The novel has been in print ever since, and has been dramatized and filmed several times.

She died on February 4, 1915 in Richmond, Surrey, England and is interred there in the Richmond Cemetery.

Partial bibliography:

The Octoroon (1861)
The Black Band (1861)
Lady Audley's Secret (1862)
Aurora Floyd 1863
Eleanor's Victory 1863
Henry Dunbar: the Story of an Outcast 1864
Circe 1867
Dead-Sea Fruit 1868
Fenton's Quest 1871
To the Bitter End 1872
Publicans and Sinners 1873
Lost For Love 1874
Hostages to Fortune 1875
An Open Verdict 1878
The Cloven Foot 1879
Vixen 1879
Asphodel 1881
Phantom Fortune 1883
Ishmael. A Novel 1884
Cut by the County 1887
The Fatal Three 1888
One Life, One Love 1890
The World, the Flesh and the Devil 1891
The Venetians 1892
The Christmas Hirelings 1894
Sons of Fire 1895
Rough Justice 1898
His Darling Sin 1899
The Infidel 1900
Dead Love Has Chains 1907
During Her Majesty's Pleasure 1908
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