Maria Edgeworth

Maria Edgeworth, 1767–1849, Irish novelist; daughter of Richard Lovell Edgeworth. She lived practically her entire life on her father's estate in Ireland. Letters for Literary Ladies (1795), her first publication, argued for the education of women. She is best known for her novels of Irish life—Castle Rackrent (1800), Belinda (1801), and The Absentee (1812). Although her works are marred somewhat by didacticism, they are notable for their realism, humor, and freshness of style. She also wrote a number of stories for children, including Moral Tales (1801).

See selected letters ed. by C. Colvin (1971); studies by M. Butler (1972) and C. Owens (1987).

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Maria Edgeworth: Selected full-text books and articles

Maria Edgeworth By P. H. Newby A. Swallow, 1950
Castle Rackrent By Maria Edgeworth Oxford University, 1999
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FREE! Murad the Unlucky and Other Tales By Maria Edgeworth Blackie & Son, Limited, 1906
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Empowerment or Ridicule? : Irish Vernacular in Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent By Harmon, Mary The Midwest Quarterly, Vol. 56, No. 4, Summer 2015
Comparative Gender in Maria Edgeworth's Belinda By Chalk, Dannie Leigh Studies in the Literary Imagination, Vol. 47, No. 2, Fall 2014
The Author and the Reader-"Us and Them" in Maria Edgeworth's Texts for Children and Young Adults By Mazurek, Monika Studia Anglica Posnaniensia: international review of English Studies, Vol. 43, Annual 2007
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The Formation of Social Class and the Reformation of Ireland: Maria Edgeworth's Ennui By Weiss, Deborah Studies in the Novel, Vol. 45, No. 1, Spring 2013
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The Comic Tradition in Irish Women Writers By Theresa O'Conner University Press of Florida, 1996
Librarian's tip: Chap. 2 "The Voices of Maria Edgeworth's Comedy"
Nobody's Story: The Vanishing Acts of Women Writers in the Marketplace, 1670-1820 By Catherine Gallagher Clarendon Press, 1994
Librarian's tip: Chap. 6 "The Changeling's Debt: Maria Edgeworth's Productive Fictions"
Eighteenth-Century Women and the Arts By Frederick M. Keener; Susan E. Lorsch Greenwood Press, 1988
Librarian's tip: Chap. 15 "Defining the Educative Process: Maria Edgeworth's Belinda"
Modern Irish Literature: Sources and Founders By Vivian Mercier; Eilís Dillon Clarendon Press, 1994
Librarian's tip: "Fearing to Speak of Ninety-Eight: Maria Edgeworth, Moore, and Others" begins on p. 38
Romantic Masculinity in Edgeworth's Ennui and Scott's Marmion: In Itself a Border Story By Beesemyer, Irene A Papers on Language & Literature, Vol. 35, No. 1, Winter 1999
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Cosmopolitical Economy: Exchangeable Value and National Development in Adam Smith and Maria Edgeworth By Easton, Fraser Studies in Romanticism, Vol. 42, No. 1, Spring 2003
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