Phantom Fortune by Miss M.E. Braddon Belford, Clarke & Company Circa 1886 Caxton Edition

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Introduce yourself to a world of mystery and Victorian elegance with "Phantom Fortune" by Miss M.E. Braddon, a celebrated author of the 19th century. First published in 1883, this novel is a captivating blend of intrigue and historical charm.


  • Title: Phantom Fortune
  • Author: Miss M.E. Braddon
  • Publication Date: Circa 1886 (Caxton Edition)
  • Publisher: Belford, Clarke & Company
  • Format: Ornate Hardcover
  • Pages: 408
  • Dimensions: 8x5x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Wear and stains on the dust jacket, inscribed by an owner dated 1886, yellowing and spotting on pages; all pages are legible, as shown in the photos.

Key Elements:

  •  Dive into the life of Isabel Gilbert, an orphan raised in an English village, whose world turns upside down when she unexpectedly inherits a fortune.
  •  Mary Elizabeth Braddon, a renowned novelist known for her suspenseful "sensation novels," is the author of this book, which provides a glimpse into Victorian literary culture. Braddon's work, including her famous "Lady Audley's Secret," has mesmerized readers for centuries.
  •  The ornate hardcover of this 1886 Caxton Edition adds a touch of vintage charm to any book collection, inviting readers to hold a piece of literary history.
  • "Phantom Fortune" is more than a book; it's a treasure for collectors and enthusiasts of historical fiction, adding depth and diversity to any vintage library.
  •  We invite you to explore the mystery and legacy of Mary Elizabeth Braddon's work, making "Phantom Fortune" a distinguished addition to your personal collection.


For a deeper understanding of the allure and impact of vintage books and their authors, explore our article, "Unlocking New Perspectives Through Old Book Reading." Discover how books like "Phantom Fortune" offer more than just stories; they provide a window into the past and inspire new ideas.


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In Summation:

"Phantom Fortune" is not just a novel; it's a journey into the past, an experience of the Victorian era's literary elegance. It's an invitation to indulge in a narrative that weaves mystery with historical insight—a true gem for any vintage book collector.

Don't miss the opportunity to own this piece of literary history. Add "Phantom Fortune" to your collection today and experience the enchantment of a bygone era. Click to purchase and embark on a timeless reading adventure.

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