Edited by Susan Manly and Clíona ÓGallchoir
Introductory Note; Helen (1834); Endnotes; Textual Variants
The last of her novels, Helen, was much admired in the nineteenth century. It is, for example, an important source for Gaskell's Wives and Daughters. As a tale of deception and intrigue, it is both psychologically searching and stylistically complex, and deserves a much wider audience amongst feminist critics and scholars of the nineteenth century alike. This edition is based upon the first edition of 1834 and the manuscript copy in the British Museum.