Maria Edgeworth
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Maria Edgeworth novelist of reason by Theodore Goodman

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Published by Pub. under the auspices of the Graduate school of New York university in [New York] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849 -- Criticism and interpretation.,
  • Reason in literature.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Theodore Goodman.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR4647 .G6 1936
The Physical Object
Pagination1 p. l., 16 p.
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6347110M
LC Control Number36036728
OCLC/WorldCa4946252

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  Maria Edgeworth's novel, Belinda, is an absorbing, sometimes provocative, tale of social and domestic life among the English aristocracy and gentry. The heroine of the title, only too conscious of being 'advertised' on the marriage market, grows in moral maturity as she seeks to balance self-fulfilment with achieving material success. Throughout the book, Maria Edgeworth explores the theatre--and theatricality-- of identity, shaped by artifice and the distortions of others and our own needs for self-dramatization as well as by Reason and Truth. The first chapter is eerily reminiscent of Proust: long delvings into vivid elaborated fantasies, the trapped, claustrophobic feel /5(6).