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Maria Edgeworth selections from her works by Maria Edgeworth

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Published by Frederick A. Stokes company in New York .
Written in English


  • Fiction

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Edition Notes

Statementwith an introduction by Sir Malcolm Cotter Seton, K. C. B.
SeriesLibrary of Irish literature
ContributionsSeton, Malcolm Cotter Cariston, Sir, 1872- ed
LC ClassificationsPR4642 .S4
The Physical Object
Pagination3 p. l., iii-xlviii, 416 p.
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24819201M
LC Control Number20026878

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  Maria Edgeworth's novel, Belinda, is an absorbing, sometimes provocative, tale of social and domestic life among the English aristocracy and gentry. The heroine of the title, only too conscious of being 'advertised' on the marriage market, grows in moral maturity as she seeks to balance self-fulfilment with achieving material success. Throughout the book, Maria Edgeworth explores the theatre--and theatricality-- of identity, shaped by artifice and the distortions of others and our own needs for self-dramatization as well as by Reason and Truth. The first chapter is eerily reminiscent of Proust: long delvings into vivid elaborated fantasies, the trapped, claustrophobic feel /5(6).