The Real Charlotte

The Real Charlotte

By (author) Somerville and Ross , By (author) Colm Toibin


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Francie, a young, coquettish, vain and strikingly beautiful orphan, is transplanted from her working-class Dublin home to the small country town of Lismoyle to live with her older cousin, Charlotte. Socially ambitious, Charlotte schemes to bring about a marriage between Francie and Christopher Dysart, the heir to the local estate. But Charlotte's plans begin to go tragically awry, revealing the depths of her own terrible nature.

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  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 30mm | 421.84g
  • 01 May 2011
  • Capuchin Classics
  • London
  • English
  • 190742914X
  • 9781907429149
  • 252,415

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Somerville and Ross are Edith Anna OEnone Somerville (1858–1949), an Irish novelist who habitually signed herself as E. OE. Somerville, and her cousin Violet Martin (1862–1915), who used the writing name Martin Ross. Together they published 14 stories and novels, including Some Experiences of an Irish R. M. Colm Tóibín is a multi-award-winning Irish novelist and critic whose titles include Brooklyn—longlisted for the Booker Prize and awarded the Costa Novel Award, and The Master—winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Los Angeles Times Novel of the Year, and shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

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