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Castle Rackrent By Maria Edgeworth

Castle Rackrent
by Maria Edgeworth

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During the 1790s, with Ireland in political crisis, Maria Edgeworth made a surprisingly rebellious choice: in "Castle Rackrent", her first novel, she adopted an Irish Catholic voice to narrate the decline of a family from her own Anglo-Irish class.
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Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth

During the 1790s, with Ireland in political crisis, Maria Edgeworth made a surprisingly rebellious choice: in Castle Rackrent, her first novel, she adopted an Irish Catholic voice to narrate the decline of a family from her own Anglo-Irish class. Castle Rackrent's narrator, Thady Quirk, gives us four generations of Rackrent heirs - Sir Patrick, the dissipated spendthrift; Sir Murtagh, the litigating fiend; Sir Kit, the brutal husband and gambling absentee; and Sir Condy, the lovable and improvident dupe of Thady's own son, Jason. With this satire on Anglo-Irish landlords Edgeworth pioneered the regional novel and inspired Sir Walter Scott's Waverly (1814). She also changed the focus of conflict in Ireland from religion to class and boldly predicted the rise of the Irish Catholic Bourgeoisie.

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GOR001134802
Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth
Maria Edgeworth
World's Classics
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1999-07-15
174
0192835637
9780192835635
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