MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON
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First edition of Beyond These Voices published by Hutchinson in 1910.
Pocket edition published by Hutchinson circa 1911.
Frontis illustration for the pocket edition. The pocket edition and the paperback edition were abridged (cut).
'Beyond These Voices,' Athenaeum, 29 October 1910.
'Miss Braddon writes as well now as in the first days of her popularity, but her choice of subjects has changed with the changing fashion. Spiritualism, bridge, Father Vaughan's preaching, and many another modern pastime appear in her bright and pleasant pages. About half-way through there is a recurrence to the author's earlier manner in a mysterious murder, which gravely effects the fortunes of the two principal characters, and is only fully explained at the conclusion. The heroine's sombre childhood and her friendship with a charming girl dying of consumption are sympathetically described. But we rather lose patience with the young lady when she attains prosperity, and, after the manner of fiction, finds herself unable to enjoy it.'
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