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Castle Rackrent and Ennui - Edgeworth, Maria, and Butler, Marilyn (Introduction by)
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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 and Ennui 1993, Penguin Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780140433203

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