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Edgeworth, Maria 1768-1849

Overview
Works: 2,379 works in 6,934 publications in 6 languages and 58,964 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Juvenile works  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Pastoral fiction 
Roles: Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Former owner, Correspondent
Classifications: PR4644, 823.7
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Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
127 editions published between 1787 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,958 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 the conflict in Ireland from religion to class, and boldly predicts the rise of the Irish Catholic bourgeoisie
The absentee by Maria Edgeworth ( )
67 editions published between 1812 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,591 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 by Maria Edgeworth ( )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The absentee by Maria Edgeworth ( )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Popular tales by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
150 editions published between 1787 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,160 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."
Helen by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
103 editions published between 1833 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At its core, Helen is a novel about lying--not lies told in malice, but the self-destructive lies one tells to those one loves. The story of orphan Helen Stanley and her friend Lady Cecilia Clarendon, and the crumbling of Lady Cecilia's marriage, this compelling tale foreshadows later nineteenth-century novels of marital unrest and disaster
Practical education by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
72 editions published between 1798 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,085 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
Tales and novels by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
112 editions published between 1800 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Castle Rackrent, and The absentee by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
52 editions published between 1886 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Belinda by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
79 editions published between 1787 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maria Edgeworth won the admiration of her contemporaries Jane Austen and Walter Scott as well as later writers such as Thackeray and Turgenev. 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 hand if not her heart; the eccentric Clarence Hervey, whose attempts to create an ideal wife backfire; and the outrageous Harriet Freke, whose antics as social outlaw land her in a mantrap. This lively comedy challenges the conventions of courtship, examines questions of female independence, and exposes the limits of domesticity. The text used in this edition (1802) also confronts the difficult and fascinating issues of racism and mixed marriage, which Edgeworth toned down in later editions
The parent's assistant or, Stories for children by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
156 editions published between 1796 and 2007 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters for literary ladies to which is added, An essay on the noble science of self-justification by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
53 editions published between 1795 and 2005 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Castle Rackrent ; an Hibernian tale Taken from facts, and from the manners of the Irish squires, before the year 1782 by Maria Edgeworth ( )
57 editions published between 1800 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Castle Rackrent ; and, the absentee by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
52 editions published between 1894 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Patronage by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
61 editions published between 1787 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 722 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
Tales of fashionable life by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
68 editions published between 1787 and 1970 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essay on Irish bulls by Richard Lovell Edgeworth ( Book )
42 editions published between 1802 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comic dramas : in three acts by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
20 editions published between 1817 and 1970 in English and German and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry and Lucy being the first part of Early lessons by Maria Edgeworth ( Book )
28 editions published between 1801 and 1818 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The education of the heart : the correspondence of Rachel Mordecai Lazarus and Maria Edgeworth by Rachel Mordecai Lazarus ( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
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
Edgerworth Maria 1767-1849
Edgewoets Miss 1867-1849
Edgeworth.
Edgeworth, ..., 1767-1849
Edgeworth, Eliza.
Edgeworth, Eliza, 1767-1849
Edgeworth, Eliza, 1768-1849
Edgeworth, Mari
Edgeworth, Maria
Edgeworth, Marie 1767-1849
Edgeworth, Mary, 1767-1849
Edgeworth, Marya.
Edgeworth, miss.
Edgeworth, Miss, 1767-1849
Edgeworth, Miss, 1768-1849
Edgworth, Maria 1767-1849
Edgworth Marie 1767-1849
Èdževort.
Edźewort.
Ėdžvort, Marija 1767-1849
Letters for literary ladies, Author of, 1767-1849
Letters for literary ladies, Author of, 1768-1849
Maria Edgeworth
Mis Edźewort.
Miss Edgeworth.
Miss Èdževort.
Practical education, Author of, 1767-1849
Practical education, Author of, 1768-1849
Эджворт, М., 1767-1849
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
Languages
English (1,401)
German (5)
French (4)
Irish (1)
Italian (1)
Russian (1)
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