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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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Perception, Abduction, Disability: Eleanor’s Victory and The Trail of the Serpent

Perception, Abduction, Disability: Eleanor’s Victory and The Trail of the Serpent

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(p.97) Chapter 5 Perception, Abduction, Disability: Eleanor’s Victory and The Trail of the Serpent
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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/9780748641154.003.0006

This chapter discusses the presence of the paradigm of visual perception, as well as the ‘geological’ investigation of familial secrets that are featured in Eleanor’s Victory, and studies Braddon’s interaction with Darwinian and post-Darwinian issues, including species and heredity. It also looks at the investigations undertaken by the physically disabled Detective Joseph Peters in The Trail of the Serpent.

Keywords:   visual perception, geological investigation, familial secrets, Darwinian issues, post-Darwinian issues, disability

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