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Author Ó Gallchoir, Clíona
Title Maria Edgeworth : women, enlightenment and nation / Clíona Ó Gallchoir
Imprint Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2005
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  823.7 Ed37zOg 2005    AVAILABLE  -  30500101469586
Descript xi, 221 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"This book reassesses the place of Maria Edgeworth within the Irish literary canon by illuminating the connections between her views on gender and her construction of Ireland, beginning in the revolutionary decade of the 1790s and ending in the aftermath of Catholic emancipation and parliamentary reform. O Gallchoir addresses the full scope of Edgeworth's writing, creating a context within which Edgeworth's Irish novels can be read alongside tales and novels set in England and France: undervalued texts are recovered and better-known ones are shown in a new light. Edgeworth's commitment to the values of the Enlightenment is explored in the context of her indebtedness to the work of French women writers and her sophisticated awareness of the precarious position of the woman writer in society."--BOOK JACKET
Subject Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849 -- Criticism and interpretation
Political fiction, English -- Irish authors -- History and criticism
Political fiction, English -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Irish in literature
Women and literature -- History -- 19th century
Women and literature -- Ireland -- History -- 19th century
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