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By Susan Ferrier Kathryn Kirkpatrick Herbert Foltinek | Comments: ( 616 ) | Date: ( Oct 24, 2019 )

Marriage 1818 is the shrewdly observant tale of a young woman s struggles with parental authority and courtship Like her contemporaries, Maria Edgeworth and Jane Austen, Susan Ferrier adopts an ideal of rational domesticity, illustrating the virtues of a reasonable heroine who learns to act for herself This new edition features an introduction incorporating recent critMarriage 1818 is the shrewdly observant tale of a young woman s struggles with parental authority and courtship Like her contemporaries, Maria Edgeworth and Jane Austen, Susan Ferrier adopts an ideal of rational domesticity, illustrating the virtues of a reasonable heroine who learns to act for herself This new edition features an introduction incorporating recent critical work on national identity and gender, and firmly situating the novel within the context of both Scottish literature and women s writing.


  • Title: Marriage
  • Author: Susan Ferrier Kathryn Kirkpatrick Herbert Foltinek
  • ISBN: 9780192825247
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Paperback

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Susan Ferrier Kathryn Kirkpatrick Herbert Foltinek

Susan Edmonstone Ferrier was a Scottish novelist Her novels, giving vivid accounts of Scottish life and presenting sharp views on women s education, remained popular throughout the 19th century.



Comments Marriage

  • Mela

    Love is a passion that has been much talked of, often described, and little understoodIt could have been a masterpiece of genreImagine you enter a room. You look on the left and you see beautiful couch but with mismatched cushions (although those cushions are lovely too). Next to it, you see pretty chair but you know it is definitely in the wrong place. The walls are painted in charming colours but the pictures on them are ill-fitting. The lamps are splendid but their light should brighten other [...]


  • Tuppence

    As far as a romance goes, this one is spot on. The persuasion of the cast of characters shows plainly as if they were wearing the traditional black and white of melodramas. Of course virtue is assigned to those labeled as "good" and vice to those labeled as "bad." The naive and good young woman is thrust into society of a sudden, finds her dream man, miscommunication nearly destroys her future happiness, and a final swift fix and everyone lives happily ever after, especially the good young woman [...]


  • Julia Bates

    Because I'd read all of Jane Austen's works, including her childhood notebooks, many times over, I decided it was time to branch out. An editor with whom I corresponded mentioned "Highlander romances" and more in the thought of research than pleasure I began to read travel diaries of the early 1800's in Scotland. I do love fiction, though, and was curious about how this famous woman, Ms. Ferrier, wrote.I was annoyed with the title and figured it would be a trivial book -- but it ranks more with [...]


  • Rebecca

    Marriage is a book in two volumes, and the second really is better than the first, which acts as a kind of very long warm up to story of the second (and a very obvious moral juxtaposition). It's easy to see where the Austen comparisons come from, but this does Ferrier a disservice as no, it isn't as good, but by constantly comparing the two as you read it brings Marriage down. However, some comparisons just have to be made:I think the biggest flaw is that Ferrier reports a lot of what takes plac [...]


  • Megan

    Susan Ferrier's Marriage came to my attention in an interview with author Zen Cho, where it was cited as one of her influences. I can see how some of the DNA of the current subgenre can be traced back to Ferrier, especially along the Georgette Heyer line. (Though I don't think the phoneticized Scottish dialect in romances can be blamed on Ferrier, because Ferrier limits her use of dialect to her minor characters, not the protagonists. But still, someone somewhere in the romance family tree needs [...]


  • Dawn

    It probably bodes ill that I could not remember what this book was about at all and had to track down a synopsis before I could write a review. It's only been 7 weeks since I finished it, I should have been able to remember something. I like the setting in Scotland, it was a nice change from the typical London and Bath locations these stories usually take place in. I did find that there was too definitive a line between the good, the bad and the silly characters. No one was ever a mix of two or [...]


  • Rebecca Jenkins

    Susan Ferrier was Scotland's Jane Austen. First published in 1818, Marriage was her first novel and became very popular among contemporaries. It is a comedy a manners with some lovely vignettes of characters that Susan Ferrier observed around her genteel social circle centred on Edinburgh. To my own surprise, despite our distance from the manners of 200 years ago, I read it through without ever being tempted to put it aside for a rest. The opinions of Mary Douglas and her friend Lady Emily on me [...]


  • Catherine Siemann

    The first half of this book has some of the funniest satire on consumer culture ever to exist -- seriously -- and the second shifts into a reasonably witty, though also sentimental, take on the marriage market, where the good sister, the bad/selfish sister, and the witty and goodhearted but insufficiently self-controlled cousin meet their appropriate fates. I know the author was pulling for Mary-the-good-sister, but I actually liked Emily (the cousin) best.


  • Edward Butler

    Not as fun as other "silver fork" novels I've read. The first half very slow. Phonetically rendered Scottish brogues grow tiresome. Moralizing tendency. Characters are either all good, all bad, or comic relief, with the exception of Lady Emily, who is vivid and appealing. Austen would have made much more of this material; Edgeworth too, probably.


  • Janelle

    I really appreciated Ferrier's biting wit.


  • Patty

    Ferrier – at least according the back of the paperback I read – is considered the "Scottish Jane Austen". And based on this book, I have to agree. We've got romance among the lower gentry, country folk coming to the city (in this case Bath), and, most prominent of all, lots of wry observations about other people's foibles. It's not exactly like Austen (among other things, there's a fairly heavy Christian tone to the narrative, though it never gets so moralizing as to ruin the fun for me), bu [...]


  • Krysta

    I've seen her called "the Scottish Jane Austen," but she seems more to me like a blend of Gaskell and Charlotte Bronte. Ferrier does poke fun at the foolishness of the upper classes by giving us extended speeches from characters shallow in different ways: to self-regarding, too apt to want to contradict everyone, too busy commending themselves for charity while they live in ease and hit up their friends for money, etc. But the moralizing tone and some of the drama are more Gaskell and Bronte tha [...]


  • Carol A. Coleman

    I am going to be in the minority but honestly I could not really engage with this story or the characters. I am a huge fan of Jane Austin and found Ferrier to be a lightweight by comparison. Rather than being satirical and clever it was slap stick and silly. I could not find a single sympathetic character or anything in the story to compel me to read more than 25% of this novel. What a disappointment!


  • Catherine

    Not as fun as Jane Austen but close.


  • Judy Ford

    A very interesting and well-crafted novel, giving insight into the period. I can see why Ferrier has been described as Scotland's Jane Austen.


  • Catie

    VMC Book Club - January 2018


  • Anne Holly

    Called the "Scottish Jane Austen" (a name that likely riles fans of both), Susan Ferrier's work may well attract those who appreciate the themes in Austen's work - the lives of women, the politics of marriage and the family, wealth and love, and many follies of human nature. All of these certainly abound in Marriage.While I'm not keen in comparisons, I have to suggest, even as a devotee of Austen, that Ferrier's style might actually surpass the more famous novelist in some aspects. While Austen' [...]


  • Lynden Wade

    If you are looking for something to rival Jane Austen this is not it, but it is interesting in that it is contemporary with her publishing years and, like her writing, treats of courtship and satirises society foibles. The title makes one theme very clear. The novel first follows Lady Juliana, who declines marriage to an elderly duke and instead elopes with her lover, to rapidly regret it when he takes her home to his uncomfortable castle in Scotland and his eccentric aunts. She gives birth to t [...]


  • Paula

    Ferrier was a contemporary of Jane Austen, and has been called the Scottish Austen. However, she suffers by the comparison. I found her writing somewhere between Jane Austen (for her strong sense of morality and her wit) and Charles Dickens (for her caricatures of amusing personality types and convenient plot twists), though probably closer to Dickens in style. Unfortunately, she really does not write as well as either great author. That does not mean she isn't worth reading, however. Few author [...]


  • Patrizia

    She (S. F.) may be said to have done for Scotland what Jane Austen and Maria Edgeworth have respectively done for England and Ireland – left portraits, painted in undying colors, of men and women that will live for ever in the hearts and minds of the readers», scriveva, nel 1878, il recensore del 'Temple Bar'; ma se Jane Austen incideva i suoi ritratti con un sottilissimo bulino, e Maria Edgeworth li disegnava con morbidi pastelli, Susan Ferrier (che fu apprezzata da Walter Scott) li delinea [...]


  • Elsa

    This book spoke to my minamilistic tendencies in its morals.The first half of this book was incredibly frustrating. I was so cranky with Lady Julianna and annoyed with her husband for not standing up to her. And the long winded speeches by the ridiculous aunts and Lady MacLaughlan, my amusement in these ran out very quickly. They put me in mind of Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice and once you have read one or two of their speeches you know that you don't really need to read anymore as they hav [...]


  • kasia

    Actually, 3.5 stars, but I liked it enough that I'll give it the higher of the two for the sake of its stats. I mainly read this because I'm working on a paper about cross-cultural marriage in some early 19th century Irish fiction, so I was curious how this somewhat well-known Scottish novel handled the issue. It was an entertaining read, though rather too long, with chunks that were pretty unnecessary. The pacing is weird, suddenly rocketing ahead in time, or briskly dispensing with plot segmen [...]


  • Mark Ludmon

    Marriage is a fascinating read for fans of early 19th-century fiction. Although writing around the same time as Jane Austen, Susan Ferrier owes more to the likes of Smollett and Maria Edgeworth with this once-popular novel which is more of a social satire than a narrative exploring character. Alongside many set pieces satirising society and marriage, it occasionally comes to life, especially in the scenes set in Scotland, but, on the whole, her characters are more caricatures, with no real depth [...]


  • Verity

    Ferrier has great characterizations that really hold up the novel, quite on par with Dickens. Unfortunately the plot is a bit predictable, though the influences she might had on Scott are not hard to see. There is also this defined sense of morality leading to a righteous path for the main character, making the novel more inclined to remain on the dusty shelf, forgotten by time, than to see much of a revival by modern readers. For a Scottish female writer of the early 19th Century, I was hoping [...]


  • Jennifer Garlen

    If you've run through all of Austen, Ferrier makes an excellent next step. The Scottish settings and characters are especially memorable. Ferrier does have a greater interest in religious sincerity than Austen, but her comic touch keeps the book entertaining. Definitely a good choice for fans of the classic courtship novel!


  • Pam

    I needed a break from Harry Bosch; this had been a Recommended book from the site based on my other reads. It was okquite typical of the genre, however, and a bit heavy-handed w/ the story of the good 'sister', the caricature 'aunts, the selfish and EXTREMELY ego-centered Juliana. quite repetative on that afterwhile. Balzac is better.


  • Jennifer

    I would've given 1.5 stars if I could. There's a reason Jane Austen, e.g is more popular.(To be fair, there are some interesting elements, such as the Scottish dialect and the satire of both the Scottish and the English--mostly in the first volume, though.)


  • Sophie

    I skim read this for my dissertation to get loads of ideas about my topic. I got a lot of useful things from this but I did not really pay attention to the story. I will try it again in the future probably and actually read it cover to cover.


  • S. L.

    I hate Jane Austen and romances, but this is an enjoyable book. I prefer Edgeworth, but this is well-written, sensible, and full of adults ( not to mention less than perfect characters). Teenage saints by themselves do tend to bore.


  • Aglaia Starostina

    Ultimately good taste, dry humour, sanity and balance. Good choice for nostalgic readers (one of which I am).


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