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Literary Representations of the Irish Country House By M. Kelsall

Literary Representations of the Irish Country House by M. Kelsall

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This innovative new study examines the significance given to the country house in Ireland under the Union and how this is represented in the works of Edgeworth, Lever, Trollope, Martin and Somerville, Bowen and Lady Gregory.

Literary Representations of the Irish Country House Summary

Literary Representations of the Irish Country House: Civilisation and Savagery Under the Union by M. Kelsall

This innovative new study examines the significance given to the country house in Ireland under the Union and how this is represented in the works of Edgeworth, Lever, Trollope, Martin and Somerville, Bowen and Lady Gregory. The Irish country house is set in a classical and European context as the centre for 'the good life' and the pinnacle of 'civilisation'. In Ireland, that inherited tradition was challenged by an alternative culture nominated as 'savage'. This book explores how the Irish country house was the focus of conflict between and symbiosis of 'civilisation' and 'savagery'.

Literary Representations of the Irish Country House Reviews

'Prof Kelsall's book is an authoritative work of considerable research. It is not aimed at a wide audience, although those with a serious interest in the culture of the country house will find much to illuminate and guide their reading.' - Country Life

About M. Kelsall

MALCOLM KELSALL is Professor of English at Cardiff University. He is the author of Christopher Marlowe (1981), Byron's Politics (1987, awarded the Elma Dangerfield Prize in 1991), The Great Good Place: The Country House and English Literature (1992), and Jefferson and the Iconography of Romanticism: Folk, Land, Culture and the Romantic Nation (1999).

Table of Contents

List of Plates Historical Acknowledgements Introduction Edgeworthstown 'Rebuilding' Edgeworth's Heir: Charles Lever Trollope as Mr Kurtz Only Connect: Violet Martin and Edith Somerville 'The Duchess Too is Dead': Bowen and Gregory Notes Bibliography Index

Additional information

GOR011141452
Literary Representations of the Irish Country House: Civilisation and Savagery Under the Union by M. Kelsall
Used - Good
Hardback
Palgrave Macmillan
2002-12-10
212
0333779363
9780333779361
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