Mary Elizabeth Braddon autograph

Braddon, M. E.
SKU 21658
Notes The thick cream paper has been glued to a second plain sheet, presumably at least 25 years ago as the back of the sheet as a brief biographical note in red and black that has been typed on old fashion typewriter. The face is very clean, apart from faint ink marks probably part of the original letter writing, and the signature clear and legible.


Autograph of Victorian novelist Mary Elizabeth Braddon best known for Lady Audley's Secret. she lived an unconventional life for a Victorian woman living with the publisher John Maxwell for over 12 years before the death of his wife allowed them to marry. She was stepmother to Maxwell’s 7 children and mother to the 5 children of their own union. Braddon had been brought up by her mother as a single parent after her father abandoned them which may have influenced her attitude to conventional marriage. Her sensation novels helped to support this large family. This autograph is evidently cut from a letter: yours very truly M. E. Braddon and ending with a flourish.
Price: £22.00
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