The Rising Tide

The Rising Tide❮Read❯ ➳ The Rising Tide ➶ Author Molly Keane – Heartforum.co.uk In Lady Charlotte French McGrath is mistress of Garonlea, a huge gothic house in Ireland She rules her household and her family husband Ambrose and children Muriel, Enid, Violet, Diana and Desmond wi InLady Charlotte French McGrath is mistress of Garonlea, a huge gothic house in Ireland She rules her household and her family husband Ambrose and children Muriel, Enid, Violet, Diana and The Rising PDF/EPUB or Desmond with a rod of iron Desmond s marriage to the beautiful, lively Cynthia and, several years later, the onset of the First World War are the two events which finally, and irrevocably, break Lady Charlotte s matriarchal hold Cynthia enters the Jazz Age and on the surface her life passes in a whirl of fox hunting, drinking and love making But the ghosts of Garonlea are only biding their time they know the source of their power, a secret handed on from one generation to the next.

Molly Keane July April was an Irish novelist and playwright born Mary Nesta Skrine in Ryston Cottage, Newbridge, County Kildare She grew up at Ballyrankin in The Rising PDF/EPUB or County Wexford and was educated at a boarding school in Bray, County Wicklow She married Bobby Keane, one of a Waterford squirearchical family in and had two daughters She used her married name for her later novels, several of which Good Behaviour, Time After Time have been adapted for television Between and , she wrote novels, and some of her earlier plays, under the pseudonym MJ Farrell Molly was a member of Aosd na Her husband died suddenly in , and following the failure of a play she published nothing for twenty years In Good Behaviour came out under her own name the manuscript, which had languished in a drawer for many years, was lent to a visitor, the actress Peggy Ashcroft, who encouraged Keane to publish it The novel was warmly received and was short listed for the Man Booker PrizeAfter the death of her husband, Molly Keane moved to Ard, County Waterford, a place she knew well, and lived there with her two daughters, Sally and Virginia, until she died in She is buried beside the Church of Ireland church, almost in the centre of the village from Wikipedia.

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  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • The Rising Tide
  • Molly Keane
  • English
  • 11 November 2019
  • 0860684725

10 thoughts on “The Rising Tide

  1. Claire says:

    This book is very atmospheric and completely time, place, and character driven Time passes, and the characters grow older, but there really aren t many dramatic turns Molly Keane writes suspensefully, though, and gives the impression of underlying currents of darkness and malevolent forces Most of the drama takes place in the characters minds and perceptions The two houses, Garonlea and Rathglass, represent the two time periods along with their cultural s , depicted in the book Garonl This book is very atmospheric and completely time, place, and character driven Time passes, and the characters grow older, but there really aren t many dramatic turns Molly Keane writes suspensefully, though, and gives the impression of underlying currents of darkness and malevolent forces Most of the drama takes place in the characters minds and perceptions The two houses, Garonlea and Rathglass, represent the two time periods along with their cultural s , depicted in the book Garonlea is the severe Neo Gothic manor, with its unhappy vibrations and Edwardian constraints, and Rathglass, thenatural, bright, modern house filled with flowers and Jazz Age parties The gardens of the two houses are similarly symbolic and described beautifully Against these two backdrops, the mostly female cast of characters variously struggles against or conforms to expectations Cynthia tries her best to white out the gloominess of Garonlea and turn it into a light filled, cream colored, cocktail filled party house But for how long can Cynthia s beauty and youth hold against the power of the old manor, which still houses the outdated accoutrement in small storage rooms, and seems always at the ready to subsume her efforts

  2. Eileen says:

    Here Molly Keane turns her early 20th century social commentary on one family s two generations of women in power She takes on a broader time period than I ve seen in her other books, ranging thirty years, in order to bridge the generation gap from the 1900s to the 20s and explore how the power dynamics change not only with the person in charge but with the constraints of each period Keane presents the 1900s as an absolutely intolerable time to be an unmarried female, particularly in the famil Here Molly Keane turns her early 20th century social commentary on one family s two generations of women in power She takes on a broader time period than I ve seen in her other books, ranging thirty years, in order to bridge the generation gap from the 1900s to the 20s and explore how the power dynamics change not only with the person in charge but with the constraints of each period Keane presents the 1900s as an absolutely intolerable time to be an unmarried female, particularly in the family of Lady Charlotte French McGrath The four daughters of the family are expected to do exactly as she says in regard to all things, including what to eat, what to say, and bedtime, as long as they remain unmarried The only son, in contrast, goes off to build his own life with his bride, Cynthia As the family ages and changes, the power dynamic fluctuates Eventually, Cynthia rises to full power, ready to cause her own damage to the next generation The Rising Tide has a much darker,sinister tone than Keane s black comedies This is not comedy at all, but an exploration of power as it inevitably fails and falls to the next generation, a picture of the women in power as they slide toward the edge

  3. Sarah says:

    Four and a half.

  4. Ali says:

    In The Rising Tide, Molly Keane contrasts brilliantly the Edwardian era with its strict rules of propriety, fussy clothing and the kind of rigid conventions that so often imprisoned unmarried women in dull lives at home, with the freer, party years of the 1920 s The title reflects the rise of Cynthia, but also those tidal like waves of time, the years pass, and one generation is replaced by the next, the conflicts of one mirrored in the next time after time.Full review In The Rising Tide, Molly Keane contrasts brilliantly the Edwardian era with its strict rules of propriety, fussy clothing and the kind of rigid conventions that so often imprisoned unmarried women in dull lives at home, with the freer, party years of the 1920 s The title reflects the rise of Cynthia, but also those tidal like waves of time, the years pass, and one generation is replaced by the next, the conflicts of one mirrored in the next time after time.Full review

  5. Nancy says:

    This 1930 s novel would never be placed on the Thriller shelf by a bookseller, but it is darker andsuspenseful than the succession of best selling thrillers written today Like Iris Murdoch at her peak, Molly Keane, showcases the power of personality to devastating effect.I am drawn to books that feature women with limited choices it fascinates me to see how they cope and often flourish Keane has taken this situation a step further it is not just that her young women are living in a This 1930 s novel would never be placed on the Thriller shelf by a bookseller, but it is darker andsuspenseful than the succession of best selling thrillers written today Like Iris Murdoch at her peak, Molly Keane, showcases the power of personality to devastating effect.I am drawn to books that feature women with limited choices it fascinates me to see how they cope and often flourish Keane has taken this situation a step further it is not just that her young women are living in a rural setting with limited society and, of course, no suggestion of working , they are living under the domination of a cruel and manipulative personality their mother Chilling is too weak a word to describe their situation I sat on the edge of my seat as I read this book, which spans over thirty years starting in the early 1900 s It is hardly accurate to say I enjoyed it, but I was totally immersed in the world of Anglo Irish culture that Keane presented and was fascinated by the story Several years ago at a book author luncheon the presenting novelist was asked the question what makes a book good She replied that a good book must dothan entertain I have thought about that so many times and have concluded that this is exactly what I want in a book something MORE than entertainment Molly Keane is a thought provoking author and one definitely worth reading

  6. Elinor says:

    I loved this cleverly written novel about the vicissitudes of a wealthy Anglo Irish family living in a gloomy pile of stone called Garonlea in the early 1900s It s really the story of two women the matriarch Lady Charlotte who rules her household with an iron fist and later, her daughter in law Cynthia The young wife at first seems kinder andloving, but as time goes on she proves to be equally as power mad as her predecessor I couldn t like either woman, mainly because they treated I loved this cleverly written novel about the vicissitudes of a wealthy Anglo Irish family living in a gloomy pile of stone called Garonlea in the early 1900s It s really the story of two women the matriarch Lady Charlotte who rules her household with an iron fist and later, her daughter in law Cynthia The young wife at first seems kinder andloving, but as time goes on she proves to be equally as power mad as her predecessor I couldn t like either woman, mainly because they treated their children so badly, but it was an engrossing tale and I couldn t wait to find out if the charming and self absorbed Cynthia would ultimately lose her little empire The other characters were all complex individuals as well

  7. Teresa says:

    Molly Keane s writing closely observes the inner thoughts of an Anglo Irish family across the decades from before WWII and just afterwards There is no comfort to be drawn from the chillingly self obsessed characterization of the two Mothers in this story who are really quite monsterous She paints a quite horrible picture of the life of these people who seem oblivious of all that is going on around them at the time politically The writing is clever and can be humorous but always interesting in Molly Keane s writing closely observes the inner thoughts of an Anglo Irish family across the decades from before WWII and just afterwards There is no comfort to be drawn from the chillingly self obsessed characterization of the two Mothers in this story who are really quite monsterous She paints a quite horrible picture of the life of these people who seem oblivious of all that is going on around them at the time politically The writing is clever and can be humorous but always interesting in style I wanted so much for the family to stand up to these two women that sometimes I wanted to throw the book but the denouement for both was beautifully created

  8. Carla says:

    An absorbing, atmospheric novel of an upper class Ango Irish family The central character,a spoiled, beautiful charismatic woman, is expertly drawn despite her flaws, she salive than anyone else in the novel.

  9. Catherine says:

    I enjoyed the atmosphere of Garonlea, the awful family stately home, and the characters were interesting, but I got very bored by the endless descriptions of hunting and horses.

  10. A. Mary says:

    Any Molly Keane is worth reading, but this isn t my favourite Nevertheless, what she draws here is a strictly defined world, a harsher image of the fraying Anglo Irish ascendancy than is the norm Often, a reader feels a sympathy for the waning class, but in this book, the waning and fraying upper classes can t wane and fray soon enough The story spans two full generations of the family at Garonlea Lady Charlotte cows her husband and her daughters and her son s widow is equally merciless to h Any Molly Keane is worth reading, but this isn t my favourite Nevertheless, what she draws here is a strictly defined world, a harsher image of the fraying Anglo Irish ascendancy than is the norm Often, a reader feels a sympathy for the waning class, but in this book, the waning and fraying upper classes can t wane and fray soon enough The story spans two full generations of the family at Garonlea Lady Charlotte cows her husband and her daughters and her son s widow is equally merciless to her children Metaphorically speaking, it s easier to accept Lady Charlotte as an exemplar of her time, but Lady Cynthia represents a class that should know it s time is over but doesn t She hangs on to her power and desirability with sharpened teeth, uncaring of her children who grow to hate her She deserves it She doesn t care There isn t a molecule of motherly devotion in her All a reader s sympathy is directed to the children of both generations What matters is the hunt, the horses, the dogs, social expectations Nurturing children doesn t matter at all The house at Garonlea freely shelters fighters on both sides in the Civil War, pragmatically done to save the house from being burned, not from any political or emotional investment in the outcome A lot of hateful people here, and children whose emotional maturity has no chance of blossoming A pretty grim social study

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