Susan Edmonstone Ferrier: Marriage (1212 words)

Sharon Anne Ragaz (Independent Scholar - North America)
Download PDF Save to Bookshelf Tweet Report an Error


Related Groups

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; …

Citation: Ragaz, Sharon Anne. "Marriage". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 March 2008 [, accessed 10 July 2020.]

Save this article

If you need to create a new bookshelf to save this article in, please make sure that you are logged in, then go to your 'Account' here