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Castle Rackrent an Hibernian tale, taken from facts and from the manners of the Irish squires, before the year 1782 by Maria Edgeworth

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Published by Printed for J. Johnson ... by H. Bryer in London .
Written in English


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Statementby Maria Edgeworth.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 214 p.
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15183728M

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With her satire on Anglo-Irish landlords in Castle Rackrent (), Maria Edgeworth pioneered the regional novel and inspired Sir Walter Scott's Waverley (). 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 by: Castle Rackrent, novel by Maria Edgeworth, published in The work satirizes the Irish landlords of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Noted for its insight into Irish regional life, the book chronicles three generations of the landed Rackrent family .   Castle Rackrent Language: English: LoC Class: PR: Language and Literatures: English literature: Subject: Domestic fiction Subject: Landlord and tenant -- Fiction Subject: Poor families -- Fiction Subject: Pastoral fiction Subject: Ireland -- Social life and customs -- Fiction Subject: Ireland -- Fiction Subject: Landowners -- Fiction Subject. The Castle Rackrent Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by community members like you.

In Castle Rackrent, Thady Quirk is the narrator, telling the story of the Rackrent family's shortcomings from his own perspective. The storyline, therefore, is . Anglo-Irish writer Maria Edgeworth’s novel, Castle Rackrent,first published in , tells of the decline of a family from her own aristocratic class. Seeking to present an authentic picture of these corrupt, inefficient estate owners, Edgeworth invents narrator Thady Quirk, a faithful steward who recounts the fate of four Rackrent estate owners in unsparing details.   Castle Rackrent: A Child’s Tale In much of Maria Edgeworth’s work, she uses children as primary characters, often to put forth her political and moral views. Yet in Castle Rackrent, often touted as the first family saga novel, children in the literal sense are mostly absent. However, if we instead look at characters in relation. "Castle Rackrent" chronicles the oftenly hopelessly dissolute and debauched lives of the landowning Rackrent family, whilst the second novel, "The Absentee", in this collected book, set in rural Ireland and London society attacks the evils of /5.

Castle Rackrent, a short novel by Maria Edgeworth published in , is often regarded as the first historical novel, the first regional novel in English, the first Anglo-Irish novel, the first Big House novel and the first saga novel. Appears in 45 books from Page 23 - Sir Kit, would have been now alive in all appearance. Her diamond cross was, they say, at the bottom of it all; and it was a shame for her, being his wife, not to show more duty, and to have given it up when he condescended to ask so often for such a bit of a trifle in his distresses, especially when 4/5(1).   Castle Rackrent—Maria Edgeworth’s first novel, and the work for which she was and is best known—occupies a most unusual place in the history both of Irish literature and of English-language fiction. It has sometimes been called the first historical novel in English literature, yet in its tone it more closely resembles a comedy of manners than anything in the .   Castle Rackrent and the Absentee Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Brand: Penguin Publishing Group.