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Edgeworth, Maria 1768-1849

Works: 1,960 works in 7,789 publications in 9 languages and 71,688 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  History  Satire  Novels of manners  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pastoral fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Former owner, Correspondent, Translator
Classifications: PR4644,
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Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
279 editions published between 1787 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,915 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
Castle Rackrent ; and, the absentee by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
103 editions published between 1894 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,702 libraries worldwide
Belinda by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
146 editions published between 1787 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,396 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
Practical education by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
156 editions published between 1798 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,247 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 )
212 editions published between 1796 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 945 libraries worldwide
Patronage by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
141 editions published between 1787 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 928 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 and novels by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
106 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 906 libraries worldwide
Helen by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
153 editions published between 1833 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 905 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
The absentee by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
107 editions published between 1812 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 902 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
Popular tales by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
151 editions published between 1799 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 895 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."
Moral tales for young people by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
110 editions published between 1800 and 1985 in English and French and held by 822 libraries worldwide
Ormond : a tale. by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
74 editions published between 1817 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 752 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
Harry and Lucy being the first part of Early lessons by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
79 editions published between 1801 and 2012 in English and French and held by 697 libraries worldwide
Harrington by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
48 editions published between 1817 and 2012 in English and French and held by 610 libraries worldwide
Letters for literary ladies to which is added, An essay on the noble science of self-justification by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
56 editions published between 1795 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 libraries worldwide
Comic dramas : in three acts by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
36 editions published between 1787 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 552 libraries worldwide
Essay on Irish bulls by Richard Lovell Edgeworth( Book )
46 editions published between 1802 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 libraries worldwide
Tales of fashionable life by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
65 editions published between 1809 and 1970 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Lord Colambre, the sensitive hero of the novel, finds that his mother Lady Clonbrony's attempts to buy her way into the high society of London are only ridiculed, while his father, Lord Clonbrony, is in serious debt as a result of his wife's lifestyle. Colambre travels incognito to Ireland to see the country that he still considers his home. When he returns to London he assists his father to pay off the debts, on condition that the Clonbrony family return to live in Ireland
Moral tales by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
222 editions published between 1787 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 503 libraries worldwide
A selection of short stories designed to teach moral lessons
Frank by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
65 editions published between 1800 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 417 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, .. 1767-1849
Edgeworth 1767-1849 Miss
Edgeworth 1768-1849 Miss
Edgeworth, Eliza.
Edgeworth, Eliza 1767-1849
Edgeworth, Eliza 1768-1849
Edgeworth, Mari
Edgeworth, Maria
Edgeworth, Maria 1767-1849
Edgeworth, Marie 1767-1849
Edgeworth, Mary
Edgeworth Mary 1767-1849
Edgeworth, Marya.
Edgeworth, miss.
Edgeworth Miss 1767-1849
Edgeworth, Miss, 1768-1849
Edgworth Maria 1767-1849
Edgworth Marie 1767-1849
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
Maria Edgeworth irische Schriftstellerin
Maria Edgeworth schrijfster uit Ierland (1768-1849)
Maria Edgeworth scrittrice inglese
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
エッジウォース, マリア
エッジワース, マライア
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French (85)
German (24)
Italian (5)
Chinese (4)
Swedish (4)
Czech (2)
Irish (1)
Russian (1)
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