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In Lady Audley's ShadowMary Elizabeth Braddon and Victorian Literary Genres$
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Saverio Tomaiuolo

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748641154

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641154.001.0001

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Reading between the (Blood)lines of Victorian Vampires: ‘Good Lady Ducayne’

Reading between the (Blood)lines of Victorian Vampires: ‘Good Lady Ducayne’

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(p.60) Chapter 3 Reading between the (Blood)lines of Victorian Vampires: ‘Good Lady Ducayne’
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In Lady Audley's Shadow
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Saverio Tomaiuolo

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641154.003.0004

This chapter presents an analysis of the vampire story ‘Good Lady Ducayne’. It discusses the socio-political implications of the vampire during the late Victorian age and shows how Braddon’s text tells a form of vampiric exploitation by a wealthy aristocrat. The Good Lady Ducayne, however, suggests many other parallel readings that are related to decayed female sexuality and productivity. The chapter also looks at an anti-Semitic racial unconscious that was common during the years when this short story was written. It concludes that Braddon’s mutations of the Gothic code show her willingness to survive the challenges of the Victorian literary market.

Keywords:   vampire story, Good Lady Ducayne, socio-political implications, female sexuality, female productivity, anti-Semitic, racial unconscious, Gothic code, Victorian literary market

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