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Edgeworth, Maria 1768-1849

Works: 2,824 works in 8,474 publications in 7 languages and 75,262 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Pastoral fiction  Juvenile works  History  Satire  Personal correspondence  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Correspondent, Former owner, Translator
Classifications: PR4644, 823.7
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Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
196 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,224 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
Castle Rackrent ; and, the absentee by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
121 editions published between 1886 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,759 libraries worldwide
Castle Rackrent is widely regarded as being the first regional novel in english. Set in Ireland in the 18th century this riotous novel chronicles the often hopelessly dissolute and debauched lives of the landowning Rackrent family through four generations to their inevitable downfall and the subsequent rise of a cunning lawyer whose characteristics will be familiar to readers in the late 20th century. Castle Rackrent is a vital social commentary of literary, historical and political importance.The Absentee is set in rural Ireland and London society. It is a fierce attack on the evils of absentee ownership and the wrongs which spring from it. Lord Colambre -the heir to substantial Irish estates- travels to Ireland incognito and uncovers a terrible trail of indifference, injustice and ambezzlement which he resolves to rectify fortified by his love for his cousin Grace
Belinda by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
86 editions published between 1801 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 979 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
The parent's assistant or, Stories for children by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
218 editions published between 1796 and 2010 in English and held by 963 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
Helen by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
111 editions published between 1834 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 738 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
Ormond : a tale by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
87 editions published between 1817 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 705 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
The absentee by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
99 editions published between 1812 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 624 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
Letters for literary ladies to which is added, An essay on the noble science of self-justification by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
59 editions published between 1795 and 2012 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
Essay on Irish bulls by Richard Lovell Edgeworth( Book )
52 editions published between 1802 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 libraries worldwide
Patronage by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
53 editions published between 1813 and 2015 in English and German and held by 543 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
Comic dramas : in three acts by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
43 editions published between 1817 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 524 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."
To-morrow, or, The dangers of delay by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
28 editions published between 1807 and 1974 in English and held by 491 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( Book )
64 editions published between 1800 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 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 392 libraries worldwide
Harry and Lucy : being the first part of Early lessons by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
30 editions published between 1804 and 2012 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
The modern Griselda : a tale by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
47 editions published between 1805 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 329 libraries worldwide
Edgeworth's The Modern Griselda is based off of a classic folk tale. In the folktale, Griselda is portrayed as patient, kind and obedient. Read about Edgeworth's interpretation of the tale in this book
Frank by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
62 editions published between 1800 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 306 libraries worldwide
Moral tales by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
83 editions published between 1821 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 libraries worldwide
A selection of short stories designed to teach moral lessons
Practical education by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
52 editions published between 1798 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 172 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
Letters from England, 1813-1844 by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
14 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 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
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Èdžvort, Mariâ.
Ėdžvort, Marija 1767-1849
Letters for literary ladies, Author of 1767-1849
Letters for literary ladies, Author of 1768-1849
Maria Edgeworth
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Maria Edgeworth escriptora irlandesa
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Maria Edgeworth romancière et moraliste anglo-irlandaise
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Maria Edgeworthová
Mis Edźewort.
Miss Edgeworth.
Miss Èdževort.
Practical education, Author of 1767-1849
Practical education, Author of 1768-1849
Μαρία Έτζγουορθ
Мария Еджуърт
Марія Еджворт
Эджворт, М 1767-1849
Эджуорт, Мария
Մարիա Էջվորդ
ماریا ادقورث
മരിയ എഡ്‍ജ്‍വർത്ത്
エッジウォース, マリア
エッジワース, マライア
埃杰窝斯, 玛丽亚
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Chinese (5)
Italian (2)
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