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The Absentee By Maria Edgeworth

The Absentee

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Set in London, this novel describes the attitudes of an Irish landowning family towards their tenants, and the pernicious consequences for Ireland and the wider world of absentee landownership. The work includes appendices showing how Edgeworth revised the text from the 1st edition.

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The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth

Set in London, this novel describes the attitudes of an Irish landowning family towards their tenants, emphasizing the pernicious consequences for Ireland and for the wider world of absentee landownership. The book includes appendices showing how Edgeworth revised the text from the 1st edition, and Edgeworth's "Notes for essay on the genius and style of Burke". "The absentee" (1812) is the second of Maria Edgeworth's novels, the first being "Castle Rackrent" (1800) and is aimed at the general reader as well as for students of early 19th century English and Irish literature, of women's literature and on the historical and the regional novel.

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Table of Contents


Introduction. Select bibliography. Chronology of Maria Edgeworth. "The absentee". Appendices. Explanatory notes.

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GOR003019466
The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth
Maria Edgeworth
World's Classics S.
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1988-11-30
368
0192816829
9780192816825
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