Charlotte M. Yonge was an English teacher and Victorian era author of many fiction and non-fiction works, who dedicated her talents as a writer to the service of the church and was widely read and respected in the nineteenth century. “The Heir of Redclyffe” was Charlotte M. Yonge first bestseller, published in 1853, establishing her reputation as an enjoyable as well as an improving novelist. The story of a clash of personality between well-born cousins, Guy Morville and Philip Edmonstone, the plot focuses on Guy's spiritual struggle to overcome the darker side of his nature. “The Heir of Redclyffe” is a virtual paradigm of the trends of thought which characterized the middle decades of the nineteenth century. Enjoy the reading!