Susan Edmonstone Ferrier: Marriage (1212 words)

Sharon Anne Ragaz (Independent Scholar - North America)
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Marriage originated as a joint exercise in composing a morally instructive tale by Susan Ferrier and her close friend Charlotte Clavering. Casting about for a topic for such a tale, Ferrier wrote to her friend, 'I do not recollect ever to have seen the sudden transition of a high-bred English beauty, who thinks she can sacrifice all for love, to an uncomfortable solitary Highland dwelling among tall red-haired sisters and grim-faced aunts'. While the two began writing together, it was Ferrier who carried the work forward although Clavering remained a loyal supporter and the first reader and critic of the work throughout its composition. The publisher, William Blackwood, was also instrumental in seeing the work completed; …

Ragaz, Sharon Anne. "Marriage". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 March 2008
[, accessed 19 March 2018.]

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