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The Absentee centers around Lord and Lady Clonbrony, a couple more concerned with London society than their duties and responsibilities to those who live and work on their Irish estates. Recognizing this negligence, their son Lord Colambre goes incognito to Ireland to observe the situation and trace the origins of his beloved cousin Grace. To put matters straight he finds a solution that will bring prosperity and contentment to every level of society, including his own family.<P>In her Introduction, Heidi Thomson explores the political and social themes of the book and places it in its historical context. With Castle Rackrent and The Absentee, Maria Edgeworth helped create the "regional" novel, rich in atmosphere and local character, and influenced writers as disparate as Sir Walter Scott, William Thackeray, and Ivan Turgenev.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140436457
Introduction:
Thomson, Heidi
Editor:
Walker, Kim
Introduction by:
Thomson, Heidi
Introduction:
Thomson, Heidi
Author:
Edgeworth, Maria
Author:
Thomson, Heidi
Author:
Walker, Kim
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
British
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Gentry
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Administration of estates
Subject:
Socialites
Subject:
Absentee landlordism.
Subject:
Landlords.
Subject:
Landowners
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.90x5.06x.85 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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