Maria Edgeworth

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The esteemed contemporary of Jane Austen and Sir Walter Scott, Maria Edgeworth was a pioneer writer of children’s literature and a significant figure in the evolution of the novel in Europe, whose works depict advanced views on the rights of women, politics, education and her beloved Ireland. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete novels of Maria Edgeworth, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing for the first time in digital print, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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Description

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Edgeworth’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the novels and other texts
* ALL 9 novels, with individual contents tables
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Many short story collections – including the classic children’s collections EARLY LESSONS and FRANK, appearing here for the first time in digital print
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories
* Also includes the rare short story collection THE MOST UNFORTUNATE DAY OF MY LIFE AND OTHER STORIES, which was published posthumously
* Easily locate the short stories you want to read
* Edgeworth’s plays and a selection of non-fiction
* Includes Edgeworth’s letters – spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence, with detailed table of contents
* Features two biographies, including a selection of her father’s memoirs – explore Edgeworth’s literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

CONTENTS:

The Novels
CASTLE RACKRENT
BELINDA
THE MODERN GRISELDA
LEONORA
PATRONAGE
HARRINGTON
ORMOND
HELEN
ORLANDINO

The Shorter Fiction
THE PARENT’S ASSISTANT
HARRY AND LUCY: BEING THE FIRST PART OF EARLY LESSONS
MORAL TALES
POPULAR TALES
TALES OF FASHIONABLE LIFE (includes ‘The Absentee’)
FRANK: A SEQUEL OF EARLY LESSONS
GARRY OWEN; OR, THE SNOW-WOMAN, AND OTHER STORIES
THE LITTLE DOG TRUSTY; THE ORANGE MAN; AND THE CHERRY ORCHARD
THE MOST UNFORTUNATE DAY OF MY LIFE AND OTHER STORIES

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Plays
COMIC DRAMAS IN THREE ACTS

The Letters
THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF MARIA EDGEWORTH

The Non-Fiction
PRACTICAL EDUCATION
ESSAY ON IRISH BULLS
AN ESSAY ON THE NOBLE SCIENCE OF SELF-JUSTIFICATION

The Biographies
RICHARD LOVELL EDGEWORTH: A SELECTION FROM HIS MEMOIRS
MARIA EDGEWORTH by Helen Zimmern