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Edgeworth, Maria 1768-1849

Works: 2,589 works in 8,607 publications in 6 languages and 75,920 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Pastoral fiction  History  Biographies  Satire  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Correspondent, Translator, Former owner
Classifications: PR4644, 823.7
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Most widely held works by Maria Edgeworth
Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth( )

191 editions published between 1787 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 5,348 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
The absentee by Maria Edgeworth( )

121 editions published between 1812 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 4,201 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
Castle Rackrent ; and, the absentee by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

115 editions published between 1894 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,684 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
Practical education by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

114 editions published between 1798 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,472 WorldCat member 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 )

229 editions published between 1796 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,468 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 )

119 editions published between 1834 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,205 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
Belinda by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

92 editions published between 1787 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,103 WorldCat member 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
Letters for literary ladies to which is added, An essay on the noble science of self-justification by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

60 editions published between 1795 and 2018 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy Cannon tells about his life in the 1940s as the son of a West Virginia railroad man, loving the trains and expecting one day to work on the railroad like his father and brothers
Ormond : a tale. by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

95 editions published between 1817 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 963 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
Castle Rackrent : an Hibernian tale : Taken from facts, and from the manners of the Irish squires, before the year 1782 by Maria Edgeworth( )

60 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay on Irish bulls by Richard Lovell Edgeworth( Book )

50 editions published between 1802 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular tales by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

121 editions published between 1787 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 712 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."
Comic dramas : in three acts by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

43 editions published between 1817 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 666 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."
Harry and Lucy : being the first part of Early lessons by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

37 editions published between 1801 and 1982 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

63 editions published between 1800 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank : a sequel to Frank in early lessons by Maria Edgeworth( )

46 editions published between 1822 and 1862 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To-morrow, or, The dangers of delay by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

29 editions published between 1807 and 1974 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patronage by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

47 editions published between 1787 and 2015 in English and held by 476 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
Leonora by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

41 editions published between 1787 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The absentee
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Letters for literary ladies, Author of 1767-1849

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Мария Еджуърт

Марія Еджворт

Эджворт, М 1767-1849

Эджуорт, Мария

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