ABSTRACT

This book presents a selection of the educational and occasional writings of Maria Edgeworth. It shows how Maria Edgeworth familiarised herself with the remarkably acute, closely-observed treatises and essays of the true Renaissance man, Francis Bacon. MARIA EDGEWORTH was born in 1768. Her first novel, Castle Rackrent (1800) was also her first Irish tale. The next such tale was Ennui (1809), after which came The Absentee, which began life as an unstaged play and was then published (in prose) in Tales of Fashionable Life (1812), as were several of her other stories. They were followed in 1817 by the last of her Irish tales, Ormond. Maria Edgeworth died in 1849. Edited with an introduction and notes by Marilyn Butler.

part |126 pages

Manoeuvring

chapter |6 pages

Chapter I

chapter |6 pages

Chapter II

chapter |5 pages

Chapter III

chapter |13 pages

Chapter IV

chapter |5 pages

Chapter V

chapter |6 pages

Chapter VI

chapter |8 pages

Chapter VII

chapter |8 pages

Chapter VIII

chapter |7 pages

Chapter IX

chapter |17 pages

Chapter X

chapter |7 pages

Chapter XI

chapter |9 pages

Chapter XII

chapter |8 pages

Chapter XIII

chapter |8 pages

Chapter XIV

chapter |13 pages

Chapter XV

chapter |9 pages

Chapter XVI

part |159 pages

Vivian

chapter |12 pages

Chapter I

chapter |15 pages

Chapter II

chapter |12 pages

Chapter III

chapter |7 pages

Chapter IV

chapter |8 pages

Chapter V

chapter |5 pages

Chapter VI

chapter |12 pages

Chapter VII

chapter |17 pages

Chapter VIII

chapter |9 pages

Chapter IX a

chapter |9 pages

Chapter X

chapter |12 pages

Chapter XI

chapter

Chapter XII

chapter

Chapter XIII

chapter |18 pages

Chapter XIV

chapter

Chapter XV