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Castle Rackrent

Edgeworth, Maria

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ISBN 10: 185326220X / ISBN 13: 9781853262203
Published by Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1994
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Title: Castle Rackrent

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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"Castle Rackrent" chronicles the oftenly hopelessly dissolute and debauched lives of the landowning Rackrent family, whilst the second novel, "The Absentee", in this collected book, set in rural Ireland and London society attacks the evils of absentee ownership and the wrongs that spring from it.

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Set in Ireland prior to its achieving legislative independence from Britain in 1782, Castle Rackrent tells the story of three generations of an estate-owning family as seen through the eyes -- and as told in the voice -- of their longtime servant, Thady Quirk, recorded and commented on by an anonymous Editor. This edition of Maria Edgeworth's first novel is based on the 1832 edition, the last revised by her, and includes Susan Kubica Howard's foot-of-the-page notes on the text of the memoir as well as on the notes and glosses the Editor offers "for the information of the ignorant English reader." Howard's Introduction situates the novel in its political and historical context and suggests a reading of the novel as Edgeworth's contribution to the discussion of the controversial Act of Union between Ireland and Britain that went into effect immediately after the novel's publication in London in 1800.

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