Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Mr. Hogarth's Will” as Want to Read:
Mr. Hogarth's Will
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Mr. Hogarth's Will

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  4 reviews
I do not know that the preacher brought out the particular point; but we are made such dependent beings, not only on God, but on each other, that we do indirectly profit by what we do not purchase by our own effort or pains. We would not choose to have it so; but when Providence brings on ourselves or others sorrows we grieve for, we are right to draw from them all the goo ...more
Hardcover, 396 pages
Published September 28th 2003 by IndyPublish.com (first published 1865)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Mr. Hogarth's Will, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Mr. Hogarth's Will

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 34)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Sarah

I'd never heard of Catherine Helen Spence before beginning this book. Born in Scotland, she emigrated with her family at the age of 14, and became a suffragette, politician and such a great Australian woman that her portrait is on the $50 note!


Her style reminds me of Austen and the Brontes, which I adore, and this book was published in 1865. A very interesting read, beautifully written, giving an insight of 19th century society in Britain and Australia from a woman's point of view. Even the chap
...more
Steven
Well I have finished my first Victorian romance since reading Dickens books as required in school as a youngster. I was surprised how good this reading experience has been. I got it accidentally as a free audiobook from LibraVox and continued it by reading and hearing for about 2 weeks to finish it. The story begins with two young women who have been raised and well educated by their Uncle in Scotland in about the 1880s with an idea of giving them the educational advantages that young middle cla ...more
Willa
When eccentric Mr Hogarth dies, he leaves his two nieces with nothing but a scientific education, trusting that they will make their own way in the world, while he leaves his fortune to his son by an irregulat marriage, whom he has never had contact with.

Very interesting book that reminds me of some of Elizabeth Gaskell's novels. There is somewhat of a feminist message, though the romantic genre requires that both sisters end up happily married.
Sylvester
An interesting contrast to the Austen-type novels where the protagonist is poor but pretty and charming and improves her lot by marrying rich. In this one, the protagonists are wealthy sisters who are left out in the cold by their Uncle's unexpected disbursement of his funds, and who have to learn to make their way in the world by honest work - for which there is very little opportunity given. Their struggle to rely upon their real merits of skill, honesty, and caring for others rather than in b ...more
*Dino
*Dino marked it as to-read
Dec 14, 2014
Ellana Thornton-Wheybrew
Ellana Thornton-Wheybrew marked it as to-read
Dec 13, 2014
Twl Newtown
Twl Newtown marked it as to-read
Aug 16, 2014
Ayshe
Ayshe marked it as to-read
Aug 10, 2014
Lorna
Lorna marked it as to-read
May 30, 2014
Debbie
Debbie added it
May 03, 2014
Malak Adny
Malak Adny marked it as to-read
Apr 08, 2014
Misha
Misha marked it as to-read
Aug 05, 2013
Karen
Karen marked it as to-read
Jul 12, 2013
Naomi
Naomi marked it as to-read
Jul 03, 2013
Fancy Sheshe
Fancy Sheshe marked it as to-read
Jun 22, 2013
Grettel
Grettel marked it as to-read
Jun 21, 2013
Shawnlanie Dewitt
Shawnlanie Dewitt marked it as to-read
Jun 01, 2013
Kim DeCina
Kim DeCina marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2013
Ismael Schonhorst
Ismael Schonhorst marked it as to-read
Oct 30, 2012
Shoshana
Shoshana marked it as to-read
Aug 25, 2012
Paula
Paula marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2012
Amy
Amy marked it as to-read
Nov 30, 2011
Sarah AlShemesi
Sarah AlShemesi marked it as to-read
Nov 26, 2011
Booklovinglady
Booklovinglady marked it as to-read
Oct 18, 2011
Sara
Sara marked it as to-read
Aug 10, 2011
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Scottish-born Australian author, teacher, journalist, politician and leading suffragette.
More about Catherine Helen Spence...
Clara Morison A week in the future : Catherine Helen Spence's 1888 forecast of life in 1988 A Week in the Future Clara Morison: Vol. I An Autobiography

Share This Book