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Maria Edgeworths Irish Writing Brian Hollingworth

Maria Edgeworths Irish Writing

Brian Hollingworth

Published August 29th 1997
ISBN : 9780333681664
Hardcover
256 pages
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Edgeworth is regarded as a pioneer in the development of the regional novel and the use of vernacular language. This study investigates her attitudes towards language and regionalism. It shows, by detailed discussion of her major Irish texts - CastleMoreEdgeworth is regarded as a pioneer in the development of the regional novel and the use of vernacular language. This study investigates her attitudes towards language and regionalism. It shows, by detailed discussion of her major Irish texts - Castle Rackrent, Essay on Irish Bulls, Ennui, The Absentee and Ormond - how her intellectual lunar background, and her life in Ireland during the momentus years of the Union is reflected in the form and language of her writing.