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The Resource Castle Rackrent : authoritative text backgrounds and contexts criticism, Maria Edgeworth ; edited by Ryan Twomey, MacQuarie University

Castle Rackrent : authoritative text backgrounds and contexts criticism, Maria Edgeworth ; edited by Ryan Twomey, MacQuarie University

Label
Castle Rackrent : authoritative text backgrounds and contexts criticism
Title
Castle Rackrent
Title remainder
authoritative text backgrounds and contexts criticism
Statement of responsibility
Maria Edgeworth ; edited by Ryan Twomey, MacQuarie University
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The only edition of this 1800 novel{u2014}widely regarded as the first historical novel{u2014}to include supporting materials on both the importance of Maria Edgeworth as a writer and the influence of contemporary history on this novel. Castle Rackrent{u2019}s publication in 1800 signaled many firsts: the first historical novel, the first regional novel in English, the first 2big house3 novel, the first Anglo-Irish novel, and the first novel with a narrator who is neither reliable nor part of the action. This Norton Critical Edition is based on the Baldwin & Cradock edition that appeared as part of an eighteen-volume collected edition titled Tales and Novels of Maria Edgeworth (1832{u2013}33). It is accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations. Ryan Twomey focuses the volume{u2019}s 2Backgrounds and Contexts3 on Edgeworth{u2019}s importance as a writer, the influence of contemporary historical events on her writing (most importantly, the Act of Union of 1800, which united Ireland and Great Britain), and Castle Rackrent{u2019}s impact on the development of the novel. These include a selection of Edgeworth{u2019}s letters; five major contemporary reviews; biographical pieces; Sir Walter Scott on Edgeworth and her response to him; and excerpts from Edgeworth{u2019}s juvenilia, The Double Disguise. 2Criticism3 is thematically organized to give readers a clear sense of Castle Rackrent{u2019}s major themes: Irish writing and specifically the Irish novel, narrative voices, patriarchy and paternalism, and Edgeworth{u2019}s Hiberno-English writing. Contributors include Seamus Deane, Marilyn Butler, Katherine O{u2019}Donnell, Julia Nash, Joyce Flynn, and Brian Hollingsworth, among others. A chronology of Edgeworth{u2019}s life and work and a selected bibliography are also included. --Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1768-1849
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edgeworth, Maria
Dewey number
823/.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4644
LC item number
.C3 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Twomey, Ryan
Series statement
A Norton critical edition
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  • Edgeworth, Maria
  • Administration of estates
  • Landlord and tenant
  • Rural conditions
  • Poor families
  • Rich people
  • Ireland
Label
Castle Rackrent : authoritative text backgrounds and contexts criticism, Maria Edgeworth ; edited by Ryan Twomey, MacQuarie University
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
883962453
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780393922417
Lccn
2014023125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024316130
System control number
(OCoLC)883962453
Label
Castle Rackrent : authoritative text backgrounds and contexts criticism, Maria Edgeworth ; edited by Ryan Twomey, MacQuarie University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
883962453
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 211 pages
Isbn
9780393922417
Lccn
2014023125
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024316130
System control number
(OCoLC)883962453

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