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Shortly before its publication, an introduction, glossary and footnotes, written in the voice of an English narrator, were added to the original text to blunt the negative impact the Edgeworths feared the book might have on English enthusiasm for the Act of Union 1800.
Castle Rackrent book.
Castle Rackrent and The Absentee Maria Edgeworth,Anne Thackeray Ritchie Snippet view - 1895 time out of mind, voluntarily undertaken to publish the Memoirs of the Rackrent Family, I think it my duty to say a few words, in the first place, concerning myself.
Castle Rackrent and The Absentee Maria Edgeworth,Anne Thackeray Ritchie Snippet view - 1895. Common terms and phrases time out of mind, voluntarily undertaken to publish the Memoirs of the Rackrent Family, I think it my duty to say a few words, in the first place, concerning myself. Appears in 61 books from 1801-2008.
Castle Rackrent - Maria Edgeworth. Printed in the United States of America.
Title: Castle Rackrent. Author: Maria Edgeworth . As a rule people’s books appeal first to one’s imagination, and then after a time, if the books are good books and alive, not stuffed dummies and reproductions, one begins to divine the writers themselves, hidden away in their pages, and wrapped up in their hot-press sheets of paper; and so it happened by chance that a printed letter once. written by Maria Edgeworth to Mrs. Barbauld set the present reader wondering about these two familiar names, and trying to realise the human beings which they each represented.
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With an Introduction by Anne Thackeray Ritchie.
Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849) was born in Oxfordshire and, after being educated in England .
Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849) was born in Oxfordshire and, after being educated in England, went to Edgeworthstown in Ireland to act as her father's assistant and governess to his many other children. With her father she wrote several educational books, and as a novelist she earned the praise of Sir Walter Scott. Marilyn Butler (1937-2014) was rector of Exeter College, Oxford. She was educated at the University of Oxford and taught both there and at Cambridge, where she was the King Edward VII Professor of English Literature from 1986 to 1993.
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Published in 1800, Castle Rackrent is regarded as the first family saga and first regional novel in English. It chronicles the lives of four generations of 18th-century Irish landlords, and how their negligent behaviour towards life and money takes them to the edge of bankruptcy and ruin. A stimulating satire!
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