About the Author
Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835 - 1915) was a novelist, playwright, essayist, poet, performer, and short story writer of the Victorian period. She is best known for her sensation novel Lady Audley's Secret (1862). Apart from contributing plays, short stories, novels, poems, and essays to the popular periodicals of the day, including Punch and The World, Braddon also edited a literary magazine, Temple Bar, and founded another magazine, Belgravia. She was a prolific novelist and published 75 novels.