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Castle Rackrent (Oxford World's Classics)

Castle Rackrent (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: Maria Edgeworth
ISBN 13: 9780199537556
ISBN 10: 199537550
Edition: New
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2009-07-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
List Price: $13.95

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.