Mary Elizabeth Braddon: Taken at the Flood (2262 words)


Taken at the Flood by Mary Elizabeth Braddon was first published from 30 August 1873 to 18 April 1874 in thirty-four weekly instalments in various newspapers, which were syndicated by Tillotson and Son of Bolton, Lancashire. The novel was subsequently published in boards in 1874 by Maxwell of London. Whilst Braddon’s name is more commonly associated with the sensation novels that she wrote in the 1860s, Jennifer Carnell reminds us that Braddon was “the author of approximately ninety books written between 1860 and 1915” (Carnell, 2000: 1). As Emma Liggins observes, Braddon’s “work of the early to mid-1870s constitutes an attempt to adjust to the changing marketplace for popular fiction, in which the sensation novel was …

Citation: Russell, Anne-Louise. "Taken at the Flood". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 April 2015 [, accessed 02 March 2021.]

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