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Castle Rackrent And Ennui : Penguin Classics - Maria Edgeworth

Castle Rackrent And Ennui

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: 1st January 1993
ISBN: 9780140433203
Number Of Pages: 368
For Ages: 18+ years old

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"I could not but admire my lady's spirit, and was proud to see Castle Rackrent again in all its glory"

Thady Quirk is the ever-present steward to four generations of a dying dynasty in Castle Racrent, hilariously flattering and encouraging his hapless masters on their road to ruin. Ingeniously drawing on an actual chronicle of Maria Edgeworth's family experiences, the narrative subtly emerges as a devastating commentary on the Anglo Irish occupation of rural Ireland. This volume also includes Ennui, a natural sequel to Castle Rackrent with its family nurse of the Irish Rebellion of 1798, the lazy and gullible English earl, Lord Glenthorn, learns a shocking secret that will drive him and his nurse apart

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Introductionp. 1
Note on the Textp. 55
Bibliographyp. 57
Castle Rackrentp. 59
Glossaryp. 123
Ennuip. 139
Appendix: Review-article by R. L. and Maria Edgeworth of John Carr's The Stranger in Irelandp. 324
Notesp. 343
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ISBN: 9780140433203
ISBN-10: 0140433201
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st January 1993
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.1  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1