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by E.OE. Somerville,Martin Ross

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E.OE. Somerville,Martin Ross
Chatto & Windus (October 1972)
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The television series is based on stories drawn from: Some Experiences of an Irish RM (Longmans, Green & C. London, 1899). Further Experiences of an Irish RM (Longmans Green & C. London, 1908). In Mr Knox's Country (Longmans Green & C. London, 1915).

The Real Charlotte E. OE Somerville, Martin Ross (1894) Table of Contents: VOLUME I. CHAPTER I. Miss Charlotte walked with a heavy step to the fireplace. CHAPTER II. Chapter III. Chapter IV. Chapte V. chapter V. A lamp was burning dully on a table at the foot of an old-fashioned bed, and the high foot-board threw a shadow that made it difficult to see the occupant of the bed. It was an ordinary little shabby bedroom, the ceiling, seamed with cracks, bulged down till it nearly touched the canopy of the bed.

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Their most famous novel, The Real Charlotte, was published in 1894. After Ross's death in 1915, Somerville continued to write and publish under both names, claiming that the partnership endured beyond the grave.

But evenwith the text I saw real attention light in the Virginian's eye. Andkeeping track of the concentration that grew on him with each minutemade the sermon short for me. He missed nothing. The baffling I hadbeen treated to by Scipio melted to nothing in this. Did living menpetrify, I should have changed to mineral between the sheets. The Doctorgot out of bed, lighted his lamp, and found a book; and the two retiredinto the Virginian's room, where I could hear the exhortations as I layamazed. In time the Doctor returned, blew out his lamp, and settledhimself.

The Real Charlotte (1894) (Volumes 1-3). Their most famous novel, The Real Charlotte, was published in 1894. One person found this helpful.

By Martin Ross, E. Oe. Somerville. Through Connemara in a governess cart. By Martin Ross, E. An Irish Cousin; vol. 2/2. Beggars on Horseback; A riding tour in North Wales. 1/2. The Silver Fox. Some Experiences of an Irish . In Mr. Knox's Country

A masterpiece of Irish literature of the Victorian Age, The Real Charlotte draws characters from the worlds of Anglo-Irish aristocracy and the native Irish peasantry.

A masterpiece of Irish literature of the Victorian Age, The Real Charlotte draws characters from the worlds of Anglo-Irish aristocracy and the native Irish peasantry. Psychological Fiction. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

She wrote in collaboration with her cousin "Martin Ross" (Violet Martin) under the pseudonym "Somerville and Ross". Together they published a series of fourteen stories and novels, the most popular of which were The Real Charlotte, and Some Experiences of an Irish R. published in 1899.

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  • First published in 1894 (!), but a wonderful description of the decline of the Anglo-Irish Aristocracy in Ireland at that time, and their relationhip to the local population. Beautifully written and some stunning descriptions of local scenery at that time and the 'local people'. The use of words and language is wonderful. A truly lovely read and an accurate description of the Ireland of the mid 19th century. I found it referred to in "Modern Ireland 1600-1972" by Robert Foster. A really great read.

  • This is the sort of novel where the drawing of the character is more important than any plot point. It compares to Tolstoy (Russian) in importance of reading something from the late 19th century from different authors and different countries, giving one a more global view of the thought of the time.The story holds the readers interest; and the authors lead the reader into the interior lives of the characters, while still leaving room for the reader to discover things for themselves.

  • Don't buy the Kindle edition of this book. It consists only of Volume 2. Basically you are getting a book that starts out in the middle and omits the entire first part.

  • good read but not to happy with the book's cover,payed good money all it say's is real charlotte with some dumb paint job :(

  • Very good condition.

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    When pretty, charming orphan Francie Fitzpatrick is sent to live with her plain middle aged cousin Charlotte Mullen, she awakens a hornet's nest of feelings. From the quiet and studious aristocrat Christopher Dysart to the considerably lower class Mr Hawkins, a man with a past.
    And most vitally there is Roddy Lambert - a man who has married for money, but for whom Charlotte has strong feelings nonetheless. How will she handle his developing feelings for the lovely Francie?
    A really compelling read which brings to life late 19th century life in Ireland. The authors have a great skill for bringing to life the characters through dialogue and accent, from the servants to their 'betters.'

  • Somerville and Ross were two women writers and cousins who wrote rollicking stories about the Anglo-Irish and their trials and tribulations in Ireland during the late Victorian period. Their best known work, which was dramatized by the BBC is Some Experiences of an Irish RM. Yet Somerville and Ross considered The Real Charlotte to be their best work.

    Part farce, part drama and in the end, part tragedy, The Real Charlotte might be said to be a combination of the deep seated vengeance found in Balzac’s Cousin Bette, the sad fate of the heroine in Hardy’s Tess of the Durbervilles, a good dash of the broad silliness of Dickens’ Pickwick Papers and the vivacious candor of Fieldings’ Tom Jones!

    Pretty, inexperienced, yet ultimately manipulative Francie Fitzpatrick has lived a life of genteel poverty in her small Irish town, and so is happy to take up refuge with her older, seemingly sedate cousin Charlotte. Within weeks of her establishment in the rustic town of Lismoyle, Francie has conquered the male population pretty completely, including Christopher Dysart, the son of the local squire, Gerald Hawkins, a dashing English army officer and Roddy Lambert the estate land agent, with whom Francie was acquainted as a child.

    Charlotte watches these goings on with increasing displeasure, particularly since she has herself been enamored of Lambert, the land agent for years , who is himself married to a dull, nervous, semi-invalid wife. Francie, unaware of Charlotte’s passion for Lambert, keeps him dangling with her other suitors as she sets out to have the best time possible before making any permanent choice of her own.

    The passionate rivalries, overt or unspoken continue to heat up, with Francie flaming the fire with her dazzling loveliness and headlong pursuit of amusement. Charlotte, thwarted and bitter and neglected one time too many, begins to concoct her own schemes, with tragic results. Meanwhile a motley crew of locals, replete with thick layers of ignorance, superstition, and age-old resentments comment on the unfolding drama like a kind of Irish chorus, discoursing on the action with censorious tongues.

    The Real Charlotte is not as well known at it ought to be. Although written more than a hundred years ago, it raises questions of morality, psychology, and social interaction that are entirely relevant today. Its humor, at times broad, at times subtle, stands the test of time. Lastly, the lovingly detailed descriptions of the Irish countryside elevate the spirit, as all carefully observed writing of the natural world inevitably does.

  • I really wanted to point out that the first customer review had a strange misuse of the word turpitude in the sentence, "This Irish tragedy could have been averted had all of the characters displayed greater moral turpitude and honesty with both themselves and with others in their lives."
    A sort of moral turpitude is the problem all the characters have. Displaying "greater moral turpitude" is not the solution needed!!! I read this book because I had enjoyed the Masterpiece Series "Experiences of an Irish R.M." but The Real Charlotte is a completely different and very disturbing novel. I don't know many people who dissemble to this degree, and I hope I never meet many. The feeling of the book is disturbing, though I think it is well written.