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 critical work on national identity and gender, and firmly situating the novel within the context of both Scottish literature and women's writing.
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About the Author
Susan Ferrier was born in Edinburgh in 1782. She wrote three novels, Marriage, The Inheritance and Destiny, and was, in her day, more widely read than her contemporary Jane Austen. She died in 1854.