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  • Title: Red Pottage
  • Author: Mary Cholmondeley
  • ISBN: 9780860686903
  • Page: 114
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  • Mary Cholmondeley wrote at the beginning of the 20th century She spent most of her life in England caring for her mother By age 18 she was convinced she would never marry She is best remembered for her satirical novel Red Pottage Red Pottage is the story of adultery and a clergyman who destroys his sister s art The first plot contained in this novel is that of RachaelMary Cholmondeley wrote at the beginning of the 20th century She spent most of her life in England caring for her mother By age 18 she was convinced she would never marry She is best remembered for her satirical novel Red Pottage Red Pottage is the story of adultery and a clergyman who destroys his sister s art The first plot contained in this novel is that of Rachael West an heiress and her love for a man trapped in an illicit affair who is doomed to die by is own hand The second plot is about a gifted female writer who is unable to break away and start her own life free of her family.
    Mary Cholmondeley
    Mary Cholmondeley 8 June 1859 15 July 1925 was an English novelist.The daughter of the vicar at St Luke s Church in the village of Hodnet, Market Drayton, Shropshire, England, where she was born, Cholmondeley spent much of the first thirty years of her life taking care of her sickly mother.Selected writings The Danvers Jewels 1886 Sir Charles Danvers 1889 Let Loose 1890 Diana Tempest 1893 Devotee An Episode in the Life of a Butterfly 1897 Red Pottage 1899 Prisoners 1906 The Lowest Rung 1908 Moth and Rust 1912 After All 1913 Notwithstanding 1913 Under One Roof 1917


    I truly wish Mary Cholmondeley had given this book another name. It might have enticed more people to read it now, when the phrase “red pottage” has literally no meaning to our society, and it is a book that well-deserves to be read.I became completely engrossed in these characters and the moral quagmire of their time. Talk about a cross-section of society, we have the very wealthy and shallow, the very wealthy and titled, the rather poor and ordinary, the rather poor but exceptional, the fi [...]

    Oh, what a book this is. It has a wonderfully diverse cast of characters, it is full of drama and intrigue, it has plenty to say, and every single thing in it is so cleverly and vividly drawn that I found myself living and breathing the story.It begins with Hugh Scarlett, who is set on breaking his relationship with his mistress, the married Lady Newhaven, even as he is travelling to a party at her home. He realises that his position is invidious, but he is set on his course.He is even more cert [...]

    Friends since childhood, Rachel West and Hester Gresley now lead very different lives. Rachel came through years of poverty to inherit a fortune, but becomes involved in a messy love triangle. Hester is a writer, forced by her aunt's death to live with her conservative clergyman brother and his wife. Their plotlines have little to do with each other, only intersecting because of their friendship, but each plotline examines, forcefully and satirically, how the women are bound by the conventions o [...]

    Deborah J
    4.5 stars in fact. Loved loved loved this. I'm not quite sure why, but I was surprised and delighted to find this 1899 book very moving and extremely funny. Sure, some of the class issues are very much of its time, but conversely it dealt with feminism, adultery and possibly lesbianism, while being sad and shocking and totally involving. I shall be looking for more Mary Cholmondeley, if she's still in print.

    Di Hemy
    I read this book in an old leather-bound copy, published in 1899 by Edward Arnold, third edition. Some of the pages at the end, listing other titles by the publisher, are still uncut. It has a handwritten dedication in the front, dated Xmas 1899. The book was a sensation in that year, so it was an obvious choice of Christmas present. I was bowled over by the brilliance of the author's ironic wit. I laughed out loud in many places. But I was disappointed by the last third of the book, which lapse [...]

    Steph Su
    In Red Pottage, childhood friends Rachel West and Hester Gresley exist in entirely different realms within late 19th century British society, with Rachel facing a sudden transition from an impoverished but independent typist to the heiress of an industrial fortune and Hester struggling to write her second novel in the oppressive conditions of her provincial clergyman brother's home. The novel follows the story of their friendship through Rachel's romantic entanglements with Hugh Scarlett, "an in [...]

    Excellent characters, some as interesting people with real depth, others funny (if uncomfortable) caricatures. Some unlikely melodramatic plot points, but these are carried through in a way other authors (e.g. Ethel M Dell) would have neither the nous nor the imagination to carry through. This was an unexpected find and I need to keep an eye out for others by Mary Cholmondeley.

    From the Best Sellers of 1900. Women writers & Romance. Written before cars and phones. Details! Contemporary 1900.

    Well narrated by Simon Evers - but I couldn’t get interested in this one. Possibly it’s for other tastes

    Emmie Shand
    The scenes involving Hester and the Gresleys were absolutely superb. The Gresleys remind me of the Dursleys in Harry Potter. However, the storyline involving Hugh, Rachel, and the Newhavens was unbelievable (and not in a good way). The whole thing came across as wooden and unnecessarily strange. I quite enjoyed reading it but I wouldn't recommend.

    Wow, Hester's brother is really pompous. What a jerk.

    A costo di ripetermi: un buon autore vittoriano (e Mary Cholmondeley è a mio parere uno dei migliori) è davvero capace di intrattenerti con la sua scrittura spietatamente ironica, farti entrare nelle pagine del suo romanzo, farti vivere la vita di ogni suo personaggio, farti vedere nel dettaglio la casa, la canonica, il parco, i giardini nei quali trascorre il suo tempo. Sì, ma se le cose (come in questo caso) vanno terribilmente male, alla fine della lettura ti senti l'anima straziata e ti a [...]

    This novel has a very weird subplot about a perverse sort of duel. One man has an affair with another man's wife and the men draw straws. Whoever gets the shorter straw has to kill himself. The whole point of a duel--public vindication for a wrong--seems to be undermined by the secret nature of this weird pact and the lack of any demonstration of masculine prowess. Much of this plot strand is about the hero's struggle to decide what the appropriate course of action is to take based on the straw [...]

    An English spinster, living with her brother, a clergyman of mediocre capabilities, turns to writing to fill the lonely days in their small rural parish. After she is urged by a visitor to send her manuscript to a publisher, she is flustered but pleased when it is returned to her for a bit of polishing before being returned and sent to be printed. But her brother feels chagrin that recognition has come to her, for her writing talent, and not to him. He cannot cope with his jealousy and this turn [...]

    This was a remarkable book. I like the three interwoven plots concerning Hugh, Rachel, and Hester and the way they were related to one another. The extreme melodrama of the 'wager' that threatens Hugh's life was a strain (rather like the bet in Diana Tempest) but once you swallow that the rest of the book is a fascinating look at ideas about Art, Marriage, and Womanhood in a time of social and intellectual ferment. Highly recommended. It's hard to talk about w/o spoilers, but I hope I've succeed [...]

    I loved it

    I struggled with the first couple of chapters to begin with, and thereafter, the book was a joy to read. Beautifully written and full of diversity where characters are concerned.

    Recommended by hannahstoneham/20

    Linda Lee
    Interesting for how young women thought in early 1900s

    Rachael Mariboho
    Another great New Woman novel. I like the focus on the woman artist in this novel.

    Emma Davey
    Brilliant book! It would make a fantastic film or period drama.

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