East Lynne by Ellen Wood, Read by Rachel Atkins
A Sensational Victorian Novel
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Rachel Atkins is a lively narrator for Ellen Wood’s 1861 melodrama, East Lynne. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile contributor Sandi Henschel discuss how Atkins handles the characters, plots, and subplots with aplomb. Lady Isabel Carlyle leaves her husband and children for a cad, and when she’s abandoned by her lover, returns in disguise as governess to her own children. Atkins juggles the love affairs, secrets, false identities and more and keeps the story fun for listeners.
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