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Maria Edgeworth (1767–1849)

Autor/a de Castle Rackrent

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Maria Edgeworth was born in Blackbourton, Oxfordshire, England on January 1, 1767. She was educated at a school in Derby, England and then attended a school in London. In 1782, she went to live with her father at Edgeworthstown and acted as his chief assistant and secretary in the management of his mostra'n més estates. She helped educate her brothers and sisters, and the stories she invented for them were later published under the title The Parents Assistant. Her novels and stories fall into three categories: sketches of Irish life, commentary on contemporary English society, and instruction in children's moral training. Her first work, Letters for Literary Ladies, a plea for the reform of woman's education, was published in 1795. She would later collaborate with her father Richard Lovell Edgeworth on Practical Education and Essays on Professional Education. Her first novel, Castle Rackrent, was published in 1800. Her other works include Belinda, Moral Tales, The Absentee, and Helen. During the Irish famine (1845-1847), she did what she could to alleviate the suffering of the Irish peasants including having a large quantity of flour and rice sent over from Boston to give out among the starving. She died in 1849 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Maria Edgeworth

Castle Rackrent (1800) 851 exemplars
Belinda (1801) 584 exemplars
The Absentee (1812) 365 exemplars
Castle Rackrent and Ennui (1993) 308 exemplars
Castle Rackrent / The Absentee (1800) 186 exemplars
Ormond (1817) 156 exemplars
Helen (1834) 140 exemplars
Patronage (1814) 94 exemplars
Moral Tales for Young People (1866) 36 exemplars
The Parent's Assistant (1796) 35 exemplars
Ennui (1809) 34 exemplars
Harrington (1817) 28 exemplars
Popular Tales (1848) 19 exemplars
The Lottery (1996) 19 exemplars
Leonora (1806) 18 exemplars
Tales and Novels (2003) 14 exemplars
The Bracelets (2004) 11 exemplars
Tales and Novels - Volume 05 (2007) 10 exemplars
The Modern Griselda (2009) 10 exemplars
Tales of fashionable life (2018) 8 exemplars
Harry & Lucy (1825) 8 exemplars
Practical education (2003) 7 exemplars
Frank (2012) 6 exemplars
[No title] 5 exemplars
Tales from Maria Edgeworth (2002) 5 exemplars
Practical Education, Volume I (2010) 5 exemplars
Simple Susan (1819) 4 exemplars
Orlandino (1853) 3 exemplars
The Maria Edgeworth Collection (2016) 3 exemplars
Comic dramas in three acts (2007) 3 exemplars
Practical Education, Volume II (2010) 3 exemplars
Lazy Lawrence 2 exemplars
Manoeuvring (2008) 2 exemplars
Vivian (2009) 2 exemplars
Angelina; Or, L'Amie Inconnue (2008) 2 exemplars
The Prussian Vase 1 exemplars
Lame Jervas 1 exemplars
Angelina 1 exemplars
Madame de Fleury 1 exemplars
The Good Aunt 1 exemplars
Tales and Novels — Volume 06 (2012) 1 exemplars
Early Lessons, Volume II (2008) 1 exemplars
Rosanna (2008) 1 exemplars
Forgive And Forget: A Tale (2011) 1 exemplars
Tales and Novels Volume 09 (2010) 1 exemplars
Murad, the unlucky 1 exemplars
Leonora Volume II 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Art of the Personal Essay (1994) — Col·laborador — 1,368 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (1999) — Col·laborador — 149 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Col·laborador — 117 exemplars
Mary Barton [Norton Critical Edition] (2008) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
Great Irish Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions) (2005) — Col·laborador — 58 exemplars
The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers (2015) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
The Other Eighteenth Century: English Women of Letters, 1660-1800 (1991) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
Eighteenth Century Women: An Anthology (1984) — Col·laborador — 23 exemplars
Great Short Novels of the World (1927) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
Minor Classics of Nineteenth-Century Fiction [2-volume set] (1967) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Hole in the Wall and Other Stories (1968) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
A Cabinet of Gems: Short Stories from the English Annuals (1938) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
The World's Best Stories for Boys and Girls: Second Series (1930) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
English short stories of the nineteenth century — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
70 Greatest Love Stories in Fiction: Historical Novels Edition (2021) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Edgeworth, Maria
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
St. John's Church, Edgeworthstown, Longford, Ireland (family tomb)
Lloc de naixement
Black Bourton, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Lloc de defunció
Edgeworthstown, County Longford, Ireland
Llocs de residència
Edgeworthstown, County Longford, Ireland (death)
Blackbourton, Oxfordshire, England, UK (birth)
at home
children's writer
social reformer
Edgeworth, Richard Lovell (father)
Edgeworth, M. Pakenham (half-brother)
Edgeworth, Francis Ysidro (nephew)
Butler, D. E. (great-great-nephew)
Beddoes, Thomas (brother-in-law)
Beddoes, Thomas Lovell (nephew) (mostra-les totes 9)
Lazarus, Rachel Mordecai (friend)
Carrington, Leonora (descendant)
Moorhead, Joanna (descendant)
Biografia breu
From Maria Edgeworth is often called the "Irish Jane Austen" or the "female Sir Walter Scott," although her writing actually influenced both. Her novels and stories fall into three categories: sketches of Irish life, commentary on contemporary English society, and instruction in children's moral training. Published between 1796 and 1834, her work is characterized by both a Scott-like Romantic attachment to the past and an Austenian wit and rationalism. The English-born Edgeworth was the second of her father's 21 children (by four wives). She was schooled in Derby, England, and then in London. Her father believed that education was central to the construction of the "new" individual of the 18th-century, who would rise on merit rather than birth -- an idea derived from and also spurring the revolutions in politics and philosophy in the late 1700s. In 1782, Maria Edgeworth went to live with her father in Ireland and served as his property manager. Here she collected material for her novels about Irish landlords and peasants, but she also ingested his theories of education. Thirteen years later, Maria Edgeworth's first published work appeared: "Letters for Literary Ladies," a plea for women's education reform. She would later collaborate with her father on Practical Education (1798) and Essays on Professional Education (1809). Maria Edgeworth's first novel, probably her most famous work, Castle Rackrent (1800), was originally published anonymously. During the Irish famine of 1845-1847, she worked arduously for the relief of the Irish peasants.



Group read: Belinda by Maria Edgeworth a Virago Modern Classics (març 2019)
Group read: Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth a 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (maig 2015)


Read for a graduate seminar on Romantic Era Women Writers at CU Boulder.

I want to love this novel for its entertainment factor and for the illusion of an independent heroine, but I find it impossible to get over all the stalkeresque male heroes and their racist allies. Therefore, proceed, but with caution. This is far more entertaining than most of the novels I've read from this era - but if you're a feminist, you'll probably be every bit as disgusted with the narrative arc as I was.
BreePye | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Oct 6, 2023 |
Multigenerational tale capturing the flaws of the English presence and landowning in Ireland.
brakketh | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Aug 27, 2023 |
The Absentee is basically a political book using fiction to decry the decimation of the Irish by absentee landlords. Along the way it also jabs at the pretenses of English high society and softening it all with a love story and a happier than realistic ending.
snash | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Jul 17, 2023 |
Oh what a delicious, funny and painful (as all truly deep humor is) book: a portrait, written in the early 19th century, about a series of negligent (understatement) Anglo-Irish landowners over a series of generations (supposedly in the 18th century, but . . . ) as narrated by the faithful Thady Quirk, estate agent to most of them as he lives into his 90's. Rack renting was the lamentable practice of, essentially, leasing a parcel of land to a person who would then rent said parcel out in smaller landholdings at madly overrated prices and without any restrictions or responsibilities toward the land or for those who cultivated it. Everyone made money except the folks at the bottom, who barely ended up scratching out a living and who had no security, no reason either than to practice farming at its worst (for the hope of quickest and surest profit) and in this practice lie the origins and reason for the famine. No, Edgeworth didn't prophecy the famine, how could she, and yet, a modern reader cannot help feel awe at her acuity and the sheer genius. I plan to listen to this in a recorded book form pronto -- I had to read it aloud in a pretend Irish accent, to get the full glory. *****… (més)
sibylline | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Apr 16, 2023 |



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