Maria Edgeworth's Irish Writing

Language, History, Politics

Authors: Hollingworth, B.

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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 a 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 momentous years of the Union is reflected in the form and language of her writing.

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BRIAN HOLLINGWORTH recently retired as Head of English at Derby University. He is now teaching part-time and writing. A graduate of Manchester University, he previously taught at Methodist College, Hong Kong, and Leeds University. His publications include Songs of the People, a critical anthology of Lancashire dialect poetry of the nineteenth century and papers on nineteenth-century attributes to language in Language and Language Use and Dialect and Education. He has also written stories for Hong Kong schoolchildren.

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'Brian Hollingworth's Maria Edgeworth's Irish Writing is useful and timely as a sustained study of Edgeworth which surveys her writing on Ireland and allows for a reassessment of how Edgeworth can be understood in Irish terms. In pinning down some of the major linguistic strands of Edgeworth's thought and finding unique ways of relating them to an Irish context, Hollingworth has made a very valuable contribution to future understandings of the oral and the textual, the linguistic and the written, the dominant and the subordinate as constituted by Maria Edgeworth.' - Colin Graham, Irish Studies Review


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Maria Edgeworth's Irish Writing
Book Subtitle
Language, History, Politics
Authors
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37441-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230374416
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-68166-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 244
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