Big House of Inver

Big House of Inver

by Edith Somerville, Martin Ross


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This novel, according to Somerville, "concerns the history of one of those minor dynasties that, in Ireland, have risen, and rules, and rioted, and crashed in ruins." "Somerville and Ross know their world as well as Jane Austen knew hers."-John Bayley.

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ISBN-13: 9781879941472
Publisher: J.S. Sanders Books
Publication date: 10/28/1999
Pages: 299
Product dimensions: 4.48(w) x 7.12(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Edith Somerville and Martin Ross were second cousins born to distant branches of a prominent Anglo-Irish Ascendancy family. They lived together at the Somerville home for most of their adult lives, traveling frequently to Europe and collaborating on numerous books and articles. Their most famous novel, The Real Charlotte, was published in 1894. After Ross’s death in 1915, Somerville continued to write and publish under both names, claiming that the partnership endured beyond the grave.

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