Mrs. Armytage, or Female Domination

Catherine Grace Frances GORE (1798 - 1861)

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.

Genre(s): Family Life, Literary Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Volume I, Chapter 1 Helen Taylor
00:11:48
Play 02 Volume I, Chapter 2 Helen Taylor
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Play 03 Volume I, Chapter 3 Helen Taylor
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Play 04 Volume I, Chapter 4 Helen Taylor
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Play 05 Volume I, Chapter 5 Helen Taylor
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Play 06 Volume I, Chapter 6 Helen Taylor
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Play 07 Volume I, Chapter 7 Helen Taylor
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Play 08 Volume I, Chapter 8 Helen Taylor
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Play 09 Volume I, Chapter 9 Helen Taylor
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Play 10 Volume I, Chapter 10 Helen Taylor
00:33:24
Play 11 Volume I, Chapter 12 Helen Taylor
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Play 12 Volume I, Chapter 13 Helen Taylor
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Play 13 Volume I, Chapter 14 Helen Taylor
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Play 14 Volume I, Chapter 15 Helen Taylor
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Play 15 Volume I, Chapter 16 Helen Taylor
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Play 16 Volume I, Chapter 17 Helen Taylor
00:20:13
Play 17 Volume I, Chapter 18 Helen Taylor
00:14:47
Play 18 Volume I, Chapter 19 Helen Taylor
00:13:53
Play 19 Volume I, Chapter 20 Helen Taylor
00:14:31
Play 20 Volume II, Chapter 1 Helen Taylor
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Play 21 Volume II, Chapter 2 Helen Taylor
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Play 22 Volume II, Chapter 3 Helen Taylor
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Play 23 Volume II, Chapter 4 Helen Taylor
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Play 24 Volume II, Chapter 5 Helen Taylor
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Play 25 Volume II, Chapter 6 Helen Taylor
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Play 26 Volume II, Chapter 7 Helen Taylor
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Play 27 Volume II, Chapter 8 Helen Taylor
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Play 28 Volume II, Chapter 9 Helen Taylor
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Play 29 Volume II, Chapter 10 Helen Taylor
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Play 30 Volume II, Chapter 11 Helen Taylor
00:27:54
Play 31 Volume II, Chapter 13 Helen Taylor
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Play 32 Volume II, Chapter 14 Helen Taylor
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Play 33 Volume II, Chapter 14 Helen Taylor
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Play 34 Volume II, Chapter 15 Helen Taylor
00:24:45
Play 35 Volume II, Chapter 16 Helen Taylor
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Play 36 Volume III, Chapter 1 Helen Taylor
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Play 37 Volume III, Chapter 2 Helen Taylor
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Play 38 Volume III, Chapter 3 Helen Taylor
00:29:33
Play 39 Volume III, Chapter 4 Helen Taylor
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Play 40 Volume III, Chapter 5 Helen Taylor
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Play 41 Volume III, Chapter 5 Helen Taylor
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Play 42 Volume III, Chapter 6 Helen Taylor
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Play 43 Volume III, Chapter 6 Helen Taylor
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Play 44 Volume III, Chapter 7 Helen Taylor
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Play 45 Volume III, Chapter 11 Helen Taylor
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Play 46 Volume III, Chapter 12 Helen Taylor
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Play 47 Volume III, Chapter 13 Helen Taylor
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Play 48 Volume III, Chapter 13 Helen Taylor
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Play 49 Volume III, Chapter 14 Helen Taylor
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Play 50 Volume III, Chapter 16 Helen Taylor
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Play 51 Volume III, Chapter 17 Helen Taylor
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Play 52 Volume III, Chapter 18 Helen Taylor
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Play 53 Volume III, Chapter 19 Helen Taylor
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Play 54 Volume III, Chapter 20 Helen Taylor
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Play 55 Volume III, Chapter 21 Helen Taylor
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Play 56 Volume III, Chapter 22 Helen Taylor
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Play 57 Volume III, Chapter 23 Helen Taylor
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