The story is set in the turbulent world of Anglo-Ireland at the turn of the century.
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Edith Somerville and Martin Ross were second cousins born to distant branches of a prominent Anglo-Irish Ascendancy family. They lived together at the Somerville home for most of their adult lives, traveling frequently to Europe and collaborating on numerous books and articles. 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.Review:
"A masterpiece." -- The Daily Telegraph
"The whole thing is delightful." -- The Guardian
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Book Description Sep 01, 1983. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # W7-ETLI-KAPA
Book Description Quartet, 1977. Trade paperback. Book Condition: New. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 344 p. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris_0018834
Book Description Quartet Books, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0704330997
Book Description Quartet Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, stained edges of pages, 352 pages. Into the small Irish lakeside town of Lismoyle moves pretty, coquettish Francie Fitzpatrick. She provides a steady subject for gossip in the close community as her attentions waver between Christopher Dysart, the shy, scholarly heir of the Dysarts of Bruff, Roddy Lambert, his raffish land agent, and the dashing English army officer, Gerald Hawkins.Against the dreamy late Victorian background of boating outings and tennis parties, Francie flirts with her young men, unaware of the darker drama which surrounds her, for her cousin Charlotte, a stiff plain woman of secret passions, has laid schemes which will go tragically awry.The Real Charlotte is a brilliantly conceived microcosm of an age now passed, an Irish Upstairs, Downstairs full of wittily drawn characters from upper-class drawing-rooms and from peasant turf-cabins.'Leaving the huge whale-Ullyses-basking off-shore, what better Irish novel is there than The Real Charlotte!' Terence de Vere White, Irish Times'The whole thing is delightful' Norman Shrapnel, Guardian'A masterpiece. very funny indeed' Daily Telegraph. Bookseller Inventory # 10145
Book Description Quartet Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0704330997 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1983936