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Ireland and the fiction of improvement

Author: Helen O'Connell
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presenting a study of 'improving' fiction produced in Ireland in the 19th century, this work demonstrates how this pamphlet literature shaped the mainstream literary culture. It also sheds light on the work of Maria Edgeworth, Mary Leadbeater, William Carleton, Thomas Davis, J.M. Synge, W.B. Yeats, and others.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
O'Connell, Helen.
Ireland and the fiction of improvement.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006299789
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen O'Connell
ISBN: 9780191515972 0191515973 9780191713361 0191713368
OCLC Number: 252682690
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (228 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: the aesthetics of plainness --
'False refinement', plain speech and improved writing --
Improvement and nostalgia: society schools and hedge schools --
The silence of Irish --
Political discipline and the rhetoric of moderation --
The aesthetics of excess: improvement and revivalism --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Helen O'Connell.
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