Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth
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With her satire on Anglo-Irish landlords in Castle Rackrent (1800), Maria Edgeworth pioneered the regional novel and inspired Sir Walter Scott's Waverley (1814). Politically risky, stylistically innovative, and wonderfully entertaining, the novel changes the focus of conflict in Ireland from religion to class, and boldly predicts the rise of the Irish Catholic bourgeoisie. The second edition now includes new notes informed by the latest scholarship.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

About Maria Edgeworth

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Kathryn Kirkpatrick is Assistant Professor at the Department of English, Appalachian State University.
Published February 24, 2000 by Oxford University Press. 176 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Now, after making her introduction through my reading of Castle Rackrent, I wish I had listened to my compatriots and started reading her books years ago - now I have a lot of reading to catch up on!

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