Lady Audley's Secret: Comprehensive Guide for AS/A Level Edexcel

(First Teaching 2015)

Set text for:
  • Edexcel AS & A Level

Blackmail, bigamy, murder, arson, intrigue… Braddon’s fast-paced and absorbing novel about a beautiful, yet cunning, middle-class Victorian woman established her as one of the masters of the sensation genre. Investigate her manipulative villainess alongside themes, language, critical reception and more with this illuminating guide.

Engage your students!

Includes debate prompts; active learning tasks; further reading suggestions; key literary and linguistic terms; practice essay questions throughout!

Each pack tackles the key stages of text analysis:

  1. Walk-through
    Thorough section-by-section commentary walks students through each chapter
  2. Drawing it all together
    In-depth discussion of whole text focuses on: characterisation, relationships, genre, themes, attitudes and values, language, form, structure, context, literary approaches
  3. Indicative content
    To support teaching by making sure all key areas are covered

Also included! Comparison activities across the Edexcel Crime and Detection set texts: In Cold Blood, The Murder Room and The Moonstone.

Plus! A glossary of key terms ensures full understanding

What do teachers have to say about this resource? (7539)
'A well-informed resource which would enable someone unfamiliar with the text to be able to teach it well to students... It enhances learning by breaking the novella down into manageable chunks. It starts with background contexts and biographical details which allows students and teachers new to the text to access this type of novella. The resource then layers up this information with more detailed analysis and key terminology... It's clear that the author of this resource is passionate about Braddon's text and their knowledge underpins this resource well.' M Thresher, Teacher and Independent Reviewer