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The Resource The trail of the serpent, Mary Elizabeth Braddon ; edited by Chris Willis ; introduction by Sarah Waters

The trail of the serpent, Mary Elizabeth Braddon ; edited by Chris Willis ; introduction by Sarah Waters

Label
The trail of the serpent
Title
The trail of the serpent
Statement of responsibility
Mary Elizabeth Braddon ; edited by Chris Willis ; introduction by Sarah Waters
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The novel features Jabez North, a manipulative orphan who becomes a ruthless killer: Valerie de Cevennes, a stunning heiress who falls into North's diabolical trap: and Mr. Peters, a mute detective who communicates his brilliant reasoning through sign language." "This edition includes a critical Afterword and endnotes by Victorian scholar Dr. Chris Willis."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1835-1915
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Braddon, M. E.
Dewey number
823/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4989.M4
LC item number
T48 2003
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Willis, Chris
Series statement
The Modern Library classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bankers
  • Murderers
  • Foundlings
  • Mute persons
  • Paris (France)
  • Serial murders
  • Judicial error
  • Yorkshire (England)
  • Bankers
  • Foundlings
  • Judicial error
  • Murderers
  • Mute persons
  • Serial murders
  • England
  • France
Label
The trail of the serpent, Mary Elizabeth Braddon ; edited by Chris Willis ; introduction by Sarah Waters
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 428-460)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book the first: A respectable young man. The good schoolmaster -- Good for nothing -- The usher washes his hands -- Richard Marwood lights his pipe -- The healing waters -- Two coroner's inquests -- The dumb detective a philanthropist -- Seven letters on the dirty alphabet -- "Mad, gentlemen of the jury" -- Book the second: A clearance of all scores. Blind Peter -- Like and unlike -- A golden secret -- Jim looks over the brink of the terrible gulf -- Midnight by the Slopperton clocks -- The quiet figure on the heath -- The usher resigns his situation -- Book the third: A holy institution. The value of an opera-glass -- Working in the dark -- The wrong footstep -- Ocular demonstration -- The king of spades -- A glass of wine -- The last act of Lucretia Borgia -- Bad dreams and a worse waking -- A marriage in high life -- Animal magnetism -- Book the fourth: Napoleon the great. The boy from Slopperton -- Mr. Augustus Darley and Mr. Joseph Peters go out fishing -- The emperor bids adieu to Elba -- Joy and happiness for everybody -- The Cherokees take an oath -- Mr. Peters relates how he thought he had a clue, and how he lost it -- Book the fifth: The dumb detective. The Count de Marolles at home -- Mr. Peters sees a ghost -- The Cherokees mark their man -- The captain, the chemist, and the lascar -- The new milkman in Park Lane -- Signor Mosquetti relates an adventure -- The golden secret is told, and the golden bowl is broken -- One step further on the right track -- Captain Lansdown overhears a conversation which appears to interest him -- Book the sixth: On the track. Father and son -- Raymond de Marolles shows himself better than all Bow Street -- The left-handed smasher makes his mark -- What they find in the room in which the murder was committed -- Mr. Peters decides on a strange step, and arrests the dead -- The end of the dark road -- Chapter the last: Farewell to England. Afterword / Chris Willis -- Appendix: My first novel / Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Control code
ocm50149582
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Modern Library pbk. ed.
Extent
xxiv, 462 pages
Isbn
9780812966787
Lccn
2002026594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50149582
Label
The trail of the serpent, Mary Elizabeth Braddon ; edited by Chris Willis ; introduction by Sarah Waters
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 428-460)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Book the first: A respectable young man. The good schoolmaster -- Good for nothing -- The usher washes his hands -- Richard Marwood lights his pipe -- The healing waters -- Two coroner's inquests -- The dumb detective a philanthropist -- Seven letters on the dirty alphabet -- "Mad, gentlemen of the jury" -- Book the second: A clearance of all scores. Blind Peter -- Like and unlike -- A golden secret -- Jim looks over the brink of the terrible gulf -- Midnight by the Slopperton clocks -- The quiet figure on the heath -- The usher resigns his situation -- Book the third: A holy institution. The value of an opera-glass -- Working in the dark -- The wrong footstep -- Ocular demonstration -- The king of spades -- A glass of wine -- The last act of Lucretia Borgia -- Bad dreams and a worse waking -- A marriage in high life -- Animal magnetism -- Book the fourth: Napoleon the great. The boy from Slopperton -- Mr. Augustus Darley and Mr. Joseph Peters go out fishing -- The emperor bids adieu to Elba -- Joy and happiness for everybody -- The Cherokees take an oath -- Mr. Peters relates how he thought he had a clue, and how he lost it -- Book the fifth: The dumb detective. The Count de Marolles at home -- Mr. Peters sees a ghost -- The Cherokees mark their man -- The captain, the chemist, and the lascar -- The new milkman in Park Lane -- Signor Mosquetti relates an adventure -- The golden secret is told, and the golden bowl is broken -- One step further on the right track -- Captain Lansdown overhears a conversation which appears to interest him -- Book the sixth: On the track. Father and son -- Raymond de Marolles shows himself better than all Bow Street -- The left-handed smasher makes his mark -- What they find in the room in which the murder was committed -- Mr. Peters decides on a strange step, and arrests the dead -- The end of the dark road -- Chapter the last: Farewell to England. Afterword / Chris Willis -- Appendix: My first novel / Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Control code
ocm50149582
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Modern Library pbk. ed.
Extent
xxiv, 462 pages
Isbn
9780812966787
Lccn
2002026594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50149582

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