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Edgeworth, Maria 1768-1849

Overview
Works: 2,575 works in 8,680 publications in 6 languages and 76,761 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Pastoral fiction  History  Biographies  Satire  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Correspondent, Former owner, Translator
Classifications: PR4644, 823.7
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Most widely held works about Maria Edgeworth
 
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Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth( )

193 editions published between 1787 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 5,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her satire on Anglo-Irish landlords in Castle Rackrent (1800), Maria Edgeworth pioneered the regional novel and inspired Sir Walter Scott's Waverley (1814). Politically risky, stylistically innovative, and wonderfully entertaining, the novel changes the focus of conflict in Ireland from religion to class, and boldly predicts the rise of the Irish Catholic bourgeoisie
The absentee by Maria Edgeworth( )

124 editions published between 1812 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 4,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lord and Lady Clonbrony are more concerned with fashionable London society than with their responsibilities to those who live and work on their Irish estate. Concerned by this negligence, their son Lord Colambre goes incognito to Ireland to observe the situation and to discover the truth about the origins of his beloved cousin Grace. Can he find a solution that will bring prosperity and contentment to every level of society, including his own family?"--Back cover
Castle Rackrent ; and, the absentee by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

119 editions published between 1894 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her satire on Anglo-Irish landlords in Castle Rackrent (1800), Maria Edgeworth pioneered the regional novel and inspired Sir Walter Scott's Waverley (1814). Politically risky, stylistically innovative, and wonderfully entertaining, the novel changes the focus of conflict in Ireland from religion to class, and boldly predicts the rise of the Irish Catholic bourgeoisie. Rich in atmosphere and local character, The Absentee (1812) helped establish the 'regional' novel form, which influenced such varied writers as Scott, Thackeray and Turgenev. In this sparkling satire on Anglo-Irish relations, Maria Edgeworth created a landmark work of morality and social realism. -- Publisher's description
Practical education by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

121 editions published between 1798 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientist Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1744-1817), educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and Oxford, was a Member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham, where he exchanged ideas with other scientists, including James Watt, and was known for his significant mechanical inventions. However, Edgeworth's real interest was education: in this 1788 two-volume work, written with his daughter, the poet Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849), he draws on his own experience of raising twenty children (by his four wives), from which the work derives its authority
The parent's assistant or, Stories for children by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

240 editions published between 1796 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Parent's Assistant is one of Maria Edgeworth's best-known children's books. Written to educate children about proper behavior and ethics, the collection of stories was intended for parents to read and share with their children
Belinda by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

94 editions published between 1787 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Edgeworth won the admiration of her contemporary Jane Austen, as well as later writers such as Thackeray and Turgenev, and in Belinda (1801) she tackles issues of gender and race in a manner at once comic and thought-provoking. Braving the perils of the marriage market, Belinda learns to think for herself as the examples of her friends prove singularly unreliable. Edgeworth's varied cast includes the bewitching aristocrat, Lady Delacour, whose dreadful secret puts her in the power of her volatile servant; the dashing Creole gentleman, Mr Vincent who almost succeeds in winning Belinda's ha
Letters for literary ladies by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

60 editions published between 1795 and 2018 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the foremost authors of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) made the project of women's education the pillar of her career. Letters for Literary Ladies (1795), her first published work, takes up this question in earnest, offering a staunch defence of women's intellectual training and an impassioned warning against its neglect. The first two letters likely draw from an exchange between Richard Edgeworth, Maria's father, and his friend Thomas Day, presenting arguments for and against educating young women in the sciences and philosophy. The 'Letters of Julia and Caroline' illustrate this debate in epistolary form, dramatising both sides of the argument. The final 'Essay on the Noble Science of Self-Justification' serves as a wry critique of women's own self-deceptions. Complex and provocative, Letters for Literary Ladies demonstrates Edgeworth's early exploration of the subject that would define her career
Ormond : a tale by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

97 editions published between 1817 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Handsome Harry Ormond has been brought up, with a mixture of indulgence and neglect, by corrupt Anglo-Irish politician Sir Ulick O'Shane... When his hot temper involves him in a near-fatal shooting, Harry is sent into the care of Sir Ulick's eccentric cousin, King Corny. Forced to reflect on his situation as a young man with neither property nor fortune, Harry resolves in future to be what he admires and 'shine forth an Irish Tom Jones'. His ensuing adventures take him from rural Ireland to fashionable Parisian society, where his good intentions in the areas of books, love and money are thoroughly tested." --Book jacket of 2000 ed
Castle Rackrent : an Hibernian tale : Taken from facts, and from the manners of the Irish squires, before the year 1782 by Maria Edgeworth( )

60 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay on Irish bulls by Richard Lovell Edgeworth( Book )

51 editions published between 1802 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular tales by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

125 editions published between 1787 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This engaging collection of stories, published in 1804, was intended not for polite society, but rather to inform and entertain everyday people. With her customary feel for character, lively dialogue, and straightforward style, Edgeworth pens tales that are as readable now as they were when first written. The selections include Murad the Unlucky," The Lottery," and The Limerick Gloves."
Comic dramas : in three acts by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

43 editions published between 1817 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Edgeworth demonstrates her skills as a playwright in Comic Dramas: In Three Acts. The book includes three plays: "Love and Law," "The Two Guardians" and "The Rose, Thistle and Shamrock."
Helen by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

66 editions published between 1854 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of manners and conversation in the patrician social mielieu of England and London in the 1820's and 1803's. It begins as a novel of courtship, destined to end with the happy betrothal of its heroine, the orphaned Helen Stanley, but it soon turns into the story of Helen's friend Lady Cecilia Clarendon, and the crumbling of her marriage as her beguiling and harmless lies, not told in malice, becomes self-destructive to those whom she loves
Harry and Lucy : being the first part of Early lessons by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

37 editions published between 1801 and 1982 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank : a sequel to Frank in early lessons by Maria Edgeworth( )

51 editions published between 1822 and 1867 in English and Undetermined and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

63 editions published between 1800 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The education of the heart : the correspondence of Rachel Mordecai Lazarus and Maria Edgeworth by Rachel Mordecai Lazarus( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To-morrow, or, The dangers of delay by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

29 editions published between 1807 and 1974 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The barring out, or, Party spirit by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

33 editions published between 1804 and 1982 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patronage by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

42 editions published between 1787 and 2015 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An ambitious work, and Maria Edgeworth's most commercially successful novel, Patronage is an astute and humorous portrayal of the British class system and the different ways in which men and women make their way in the world. Written in 1814, this magnificent novel is not only a comedy of manners but also a meditation on the concept of "patronage", both financial and sexual. The plot revolves around two families--the Percys and the Falconers--whose fortunes mirror and contrast each other. The Falconers accept patronage from Lord Oldborough but by the end of the book it is the Percys who are perceived as possessing the greater moral worth and wealth by dint of their own efforts."--Back cover
 
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Author of Letters for literary ladies 1767-1849

Author of Letters for literary ladies 1768-1849

Author of Practical education 1767-1849

Author of Practical education 1768-1849

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Èdževort.

Edźewort.

Èdžvort, Mariâ.

Ėdžvort, Marija 1767-1849

Letters for literary ladies, Author of 1767-1849

Letters for literary ladies, Author of 1768-1849

Maria Edgeworth

Maria Edgeworth écrivaine britannique

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Maria Edgeworth romancière et moraliste anglo-irlandaise

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Maria Edgeworthová

Mis Edźewort.

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Practical education, Author of 1767-1849

Practical education, Author of 1768-1849

Μαρία Έτζγουορθ

Мария Еджуърт

Марія Еджворт

Эджворт, М 1767-1849

Эджуорт, Мария

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ماريا ايدجوورث كاتبة أيرلندية

ماریا ادقورث

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エジウォス

エッジウォース, マリア

エッジオース

エッジワース, マライア

マリア・エッジワース

埃杰窝斯, 玛丽亚

玛丽亚·埃奇沃思

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French (25)

German (4)

Italian (3)

Chinese (2)

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