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Mrs. Armytage, or Female Domination

Catherine Grace Frances Gore

Mrs Armytage is a widowed landowner, spirited, independent and very much used to having her own way and exercising total dominance over her family. She is acutely aware of social distinctions, proud of her power and prestige, and stands on her dignity to the point of becoming cold, judgemental and aloof. Her character flaws bring her into conflict with her children when her son Arthur announces his choice of a wife who is very much below their rank, and much will happen before Mrs Armytage learns to repent her behaviour. Mrs Catherine Gore was foremost among the writers of 'Silver Fork' or 'fashionable' novels, hugely popular in the early 1800s, which chronicle the romances and scandals of the upper classes during the Regency period. Her writing drew criticism from her contemporaries for being rather superficial, but even her critics acknowledged her often brilliant characterisation and gift for satire. In the present day, when Regency romances have become so popular, Mrs Gore is long overdue for a revival, and 'Mrs Armytage', one of her best works, offers rich rewards to the reader. ( Helen Taylor) IMPORTANT NOTE: There are a considerable number of inconsistencies in the chapter numbering of the print version of this book (particularly in volume 3). The chapter numbers for the audiobook have been retained as they appear in print.

Mrs Armytage is a widowed landowner, spirited, independent and very much used to having her own way and exercising total dominance over her family. She is acutely aware of social distinctions, proud of her power and prestige, and stands on her dignity to the point of becoming cold, judgemental and aloof. Her character flaws bring her into conflict with her children when her son Arthur announces his choice of a wife who is very much below their rank, and much will happen before Mrs Armytage learns to repent her behaviour. Mrs Catherine Gore was foremost among the writers of 'Silver Fork' or 'fashionable' novels, hugely popular in the early 1800s, which chronicle the romances and scandals of the upper classes during the Regency period. Her writing drew criticism from her contemporaries for being rather superficial, but even her critics acknowledged her often brilliant characterisation and gift for satire. In the present day, when Regency romances have become so popular, Mrs Gore is long overdue for a revival, and 'Mrs Armytage', one of her best works, offers rich rewards to the reader. ( Helen Taylor) IMPORTANT NOTE: There are a considerable number of inconsistencies in the chapter numbering of the print version of this book (particularly in volume 3). The chapter numbers for the audiobook have been retained as they appear in print.
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Mrs Armytage is a widowed landowner, spirited, independent and very much used to having her own way and exercising total dominance over her family. She is acutely aware of social distinctions, proud of her power and prestige, and stands on her dignity to the point of becoming cold, judgemental and aloof. Her character flaws bring her into conflict with her children when her son Arthur announces his choice of a wife who is very much below their rank, and much will happen before Mrs Armytage learns to repent her behaviour. Mrs Catherine Gore was foremost among the writers of 'Silver Fork' or 'fashionable' novels, hugely popular in the early 1800s, which chronicle the romances and scandals of the upper classes during the Regency period. Her writing drew criticism from her contemporaries for being rather superficial, but even her critics acknowledged her often brilliant characterisation and gift for satire. In the present day, when Regency romances have become so popular, Mrs Gore is long overdue for a revival, and 'Mrs Armytage', one of her best works, offers rich rewards to the reader. ( Helen Taylor) IMPORTANT NOTE: There are a considerable number of inconsistencies in the chapter numbering of the print version of this book (particularly in volume 3). The chapter numbers for the audiobook have been retained as they appear in print.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Helen Taylor

Length:

17h 8m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

33:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

14:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:47


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

27:55


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:47


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

24:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

19:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

22:45


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

29:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

22:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

18:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

20:25


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

21:54


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

16:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

16:26


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

17:19


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

14:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

25:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

19:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

15:00


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

13:37


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

18:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

25:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

13:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

14:39


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

14:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

18:23


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

16:27