New Essays on Maria Edgeworth

New Essays on Maria Edgeworth

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Devoted to the varied writings of the influential novelist, children's author, and educator, this collection combines postcolonial, historical, and gender criticism to offer fresh readings of Edgeworth's novels, stories, letters, and educational texts. The collection will be invaluable to established scholars working in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, women's studies, and children's literature, as well as to students encountering Edgeworth for the first time.It could be argued that Esther functions as Helena#39;s other surrogate mother, and like Lady Davenant, she transgresses gender lines, providing another example of a problematic, yet compelling, mother figure. In Helen the mothers are literallyanbsp;...

Title:New Essays on Maria Edgeworth
Author:Julie Nash
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2006


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