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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. The second edition now includes new notes informed by the latest scholarship.

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During the 1790s, with Ireland in political crisis, Maria Edgeworth made a surprisingly rebellious choice: in "Castle Rackrent", her first novel, she adopted an Irish Catholic voice to narrate the decline of a family from her own Anglo-Irish class.

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Kathryn Kirkpatrick is Assistant Professor at the Department of English, Appalachian State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192835635
Editor:
Kirkpatrick, Kathryn J.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Editor:
Kirkpatrick, Kathryn J.
Editor:
Watson, George
Author:
null, Maria
Author:
Watson, George
Author:
null, Kathryn J.
Author:
Kirkpatrick, Kathryn J.
Author:
Edgeworth, Maria
Author:
null, George
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 19th C
Subject:
Women's Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
New Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Series Volume:
Volume 4: No. 2
Publication Date:
20000224
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, w photos
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
5 x 7.6 x 0.4 in 0.275 lb

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