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Edgeworth, Maria 1768-1849

Overview
Works: 2,796 works in 8,166 publications in 7 languages and 74,941 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  History  Satire  Novels of manners  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Correspondent, Translator, Former owner
Classifications: PR4644, 823.7
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Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

188 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,214 WorldCat member 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 )

123 editions published between 1886 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,779 WorldCat member 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 )

81 editions published between 1801 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 978 WorldCat member 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 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
The parent's assistant or, Stories for children by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

217 editions published between 1796 and 2010 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member 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 )

105 editions published between 1834 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member 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 )

85 editions published between 1817 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 708 WorldCat member 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 )

95 editions published between 1812 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 625 WorldCat member 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 )

57 editions published between 1795 and 2012 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay on Irish bulls by Richard Lovell Edgeworth( Book )

49 editions published between 1802 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic dramas : in three acts by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

39 editions published between 1817 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member 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."
Patronage by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

41 editions published between 1813 and 2015 in English and German and held by 513 WorldCat member 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
To-morrow, or, The dangers of delay by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

24 editions published between 1807 and 1813 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular tales by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

117 editions published between 1799 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member 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."
Castle Rackrent : an Hibernian tale : Taken from facts, and from the manners of the Irish squires, before the year 1782 by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

63 editions published between 1800 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The education of the heart : the correspondence of Rachel Mordecai Lazarus and Maria Edgeworth by Rachel Mordecai Lazarus( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry and Lucy : being the first part of Early lessons by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

26 editions published between 1804 and 2012 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern Griselda : a tale by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

46 editions published between 1805 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member 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 )

60 editions published between 1800 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical education by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

30 editions published between 1798 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral tales by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

79 editions published between 1821 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of short stories designed to teach moral lessons
 
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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

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Edgworth Maria 1767-1849

Edgworth Marie 1767-1849

Èdževort.

Edźewort.

Èdžvort, Mariâ.

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 escriptora irlandesa

Maria Edgeworth escritora irlandesa

Maria Edgeworth irische Schriftstellerin

Maria Edgeworth romancière et moraliste anglo-irlandaise

Maria Edgeworth schrijfster uit Ierland (1768-1849)

Maria Edgeworth scrittrice anglo-irlandese

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Maria Edgeworthová

Mis Edźewort.

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Practical education, Author of 1767-1849

Practical education, Author of 1768-1849

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Мария Еджуърт

Марія Еджворт

Эджворт, М 1767-1849

Эджуорт, Мария

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エッジウォース, マリア

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エッジワース, マライア

埃杰窝斯, 玛丽亚

玛丽亚·埃奇沃思

Languages
English (1,603)

French (15)

German (7)

Chinese (5)

Czech (2)

Italian (1)

Russian (1)

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Castle Rackrent ; and, the absenteeBelindaThe parent's assistant or, Stories for childrenHelenOrmond : a tale.The absenteeLetters for literary ladies to which is added, An essay on the noble science of self-justificationPatronage