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Sentimental melodramatic novel by the English author Mrs. Henry Wood, published in 1861. Its dramatic version was extremely popular on the American stage during the later part of the century for its sensational and lachrymose plot about crime and licentious behavior in English high society.

Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

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Ellen Wood (1814—1887) writer and journal editor

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