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Irishness and womanhood in nineteenth-century British writing

Author: Thomas Tracy
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
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Using Lady Morgan's The Wild Irish Girl as his point of departure, Thomas J. Tracy argues that nineteenth-century debates over what constitutes British national identity often revolved around representations of Irishness, especially Irish womanhood. He maps the genealogy of this development in fiction, political discourse, and the popular press, from Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent through Trollope's Irish novels,  Read more...
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Tracy, Thomas (Thomas J.).
Irishness and womanhood in nineteenth-century British writing.
Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Co., ©2009
(DLC) 2008042449
(OCoLC)261404107
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Tracy
ISBN: 9780754693062 0754693066
OCLC Number: 430071290
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 196 pages)
Contents: A long conversation --
The mild Irish girl: domesticating the national tale --
Ormond: from "the disease of power and wealth" to "the condition of Irishness" --
Transcending ascendancy: Florence McCarthy --
Policing "the chief nests of disease and broils" --
Kay, Engels, and the condition of the Irish --
British national identity and Irish antidomesticity in pre-famine British literature and criticism --
A comic plot with a tragic ending: the Macdermots of Ballycloran --
The sacred, the profane, and the middle class: Thackeray's post-famine criticism and Pendennis --
Allegory for the end of union: Trollope's An eye for an eye.
Responsibility: Thomas Tracy.

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