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Edgeworth, Maria 1768-1849

Works: 2,255 works in 7,059 publications in 7 languages and 61,862 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence  History  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Pastoral fiction 
Roles: Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Correspondent, Former owner
Classifications: PR4644, 823.7
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Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
146 editions published between 1787 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,504 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( file )
89 editions published between 1812 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,273 libraries worldwide
The Absentee is the story of Lord and Lady Clonbrony, who neglect their responsibilities to their Irish estates in favor of their preoccupation with fashionable London society. Their son travels incognito to Ireland to seek the truth of the circumstances. But can he turn things around and bring wealth to everyone, estate staff and family alike?
Castle Rackrent ; and, the absentee by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
102 editions published between 1886 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,709 libraries worldwide
Belinda by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
124 editions published between 1787 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,469 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 )
81 editions published between 1798 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,321 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
Popular tales by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
178 editions published between 1787 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,240 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 )
109 editions published between 1833 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,135 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
Moral tales for young people by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
189 editions published between 1800 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,120 libraries worldwide
A selection of short stories designed to teach moral lessons
The parent's assistant or, Stories for children by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
209 editions published between 1796 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,119 libraries worldwide
Tales and novels by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
116 editions published between 1800 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,106 libraries worldwide
Ormond : a tale. by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
87 editions published between 1817 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 973 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
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 968 libraries worldwide
Patronage by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
73 editions published between 1787 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 939 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
Castle Rackrent ; an Hibernian tale Taken from facts, and from the manners of the Irish squires, before the year 1782 by Maria Edgeworth( file )
60 editions published between 1800 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 868 libraries worldwide
Tales of fashionable life by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
90 editions published between 1787 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 814 libraries worldwide
Essay on Irish bulls by Richard Lovell Edgeworth( Book )
45 editions published between 1802 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 libraries worldwide
Comic dramas : in three acts by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
29 editions published between 1787 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 575 libraries worldwide
Harry and Lucy being the first part of Early lessons by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
21 editions published between 1805 and 1818 in English and held by 507 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 476 libraries worldwide
Frank by Maria Edgeworth( Book )
70 editions published between 1800 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 458 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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Edgeworth 1768-1849 Miss
Edgeworth, Eliza.
Edgeworth, Eliza 1767-1849
Edgeworth, Eliza 1768-1849
Edgeworth, Mari
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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
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
エッジウォース, マリア
エッジワース, マライア
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